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Chickpeas Don’t Have To Be Boring: Here Are Delicious Ways To Take Your Chickpeas Up A Notch

While there are several pizza recipes and sandwich variants, chickpeas are one of those ingredients that don’t have so many recipes. There seem to be only one or two ways of preparing and making chickpeas delicious delicacies. Well, it will amaze you to know that you can try a myriad of recipes. Here are five of the most flavorful and hearty chickpea recipes to try.

Smash chickpeas in sandwiches

Does a vegetarian sandwich sound plain to you? Well, we can assure you that a taste of this smashed chickpea sandwich will make you forget about meat. Instead of the regular tunafish sandwiches, try out this chickpea sandwich.

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To make this sandwich, smash chickpeas with the back of a fork and add pepper, preferred spices, some olive oil, and seasoning salt. Mash the mixture with some avocado and spread it on your bread with your lettuce and tomatoes.

Spoil yourself with a variety of roasted chickpeas 

Roasted chickpeas are easy-to-make snacks- you can easily get addicted to munching on them. They are the ultimate afternoon snacks. You can season with curry powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. However, roasted chickpeas can go beyond being snacks. 

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With just a few additional spices and ingredients, you can make a crunchy meal. Elevate your regular salad by sprinkling in chickpeas. Aside from giving you an extra dose of protein, chickpeas give your meal more flavor with a bit of crunch. 

Incorporate chickpeas into pasta as protein

While we all know how important protein is, there are always busy days when you don’t feel like preparing a whole meal. In times like these, you have to do a last-minute run to the grocery store. With chickpeas, you don’t have to stress about it.

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Chickpeas serve as a sort of meatless protein. They go well with pasta and even rice dishes. To incorporate chickpeas into your pasta or cooked rice, pair them with caramelized onions, different vegetables, herbs, and spices.

Thicken your soups with chickpeas

Chickpeas make it possible to make creamy soups without having to add cream. This is a great option for people following vegan or dairy-free diets. You don’t have to endure flavorless, light soups in the name of being vegan.

All you have to do is sauté the main vegetable (carrots, broccoli, or any you prefer), herbs, aromatic vegetables like garlic and onion, canned chickpeas, and vegetable broth. Then, puree the tender mixture, and the resulting thick soup will impress you.

Use them as a soup or stew ingredient

Although they don’t taste or feel like meat, chickpeas can be a great substitute for meat in curries and soups. Aside from pasta and sandwiches, munching on tender chickpeas in your soup is very satisfying.

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If you’re worried about their texture, you’ll be pleased to know that chickpeas hold up quite well when cooked in a slow or pressure cooker. Chickpeas are the real deal when it comes to ingredients that can stand in for meat!

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