Looking for delicious chickpea recipes? Want to know what to do with this staple ingredient? Here are our top recipes to use canned chickpeas, from tagines and stews to vegetarian entertaining ideas. Check out these ideas and then take a look at our best lentil recipes.


Easy chickpea recipes

Chickpea and squash coconut curry

This chickpea and squash coconut curry is a great healthy, vegetarian midweek meal. If you can get it, Alpro coconut milk alternative has less saturated fat and fewer calories than regular coconut milk as it's made with a rice milk base. Try our other vegetarian curry recipes here

Chickpea and Squash Coconut Curry Recipe

Chickpea tagine

Nutritious chickpeas and spinach form the base of this tagin, flavoured with warming spices like cinnamon, cumin and turmeric.

Two bowls of chickpea and potato tagine on a white linen table cloth

Moroccan veggie soup

Check out our easy Moroccan vegan soup recipe with lemons, chickpeas and plenty of spice. This low calorie soup serves four and ready in under an hour.

Moroccan veggie soup in a large silver pot with a silver serving spoon

Chickpea stew

Check out our easy chickpea stew packed with dates, crunchy almonds and vibrant turmeric. Slow cooking chickpeas with a heady selection of spices really ramps up the flavour in this frugal dish. Try to get hold of the extra large, chubby chickpeas in jars for superior texture.

A bowl of chickpea stew with spices, topped with flaked almonds

Saag chana masala

Asma Khan’s classic Indian curry of chickpeas and spinach makes the perfect veggie side dish to any Indian feast.

A chickpea curry with spinach and a red chilli on top

Spicy chickpea, potato and filo slice

Put chickpeas at the centre in this vegetarian pie. Our spiced chickpea bake with potatoes is topped with thin crunchy filo pastry. This easy recipe is veggie friendly, ready in under an hour and serves four. Our filo slice is best eaten on the day, while the pastry is still crisp.

Vegetarian Potato Pie Recipe with Chickpeas

Fiery chickpea and harissa soup

A fast-to-make and easy spicy soup made with chickpeas. This vegetarian recipe, gets its heat from harissa, the hot chilli pepper paste from Morocco. Ready quickly in 20 minutes.

Chickpea Soup Recipe with Harissa

Chickpea and cauliflower curry

Get that tin of chickpeas involved in this protein-rich vegan curry alongside lots of warming spices and creamy coconut milk. A nutritious midweek meal.

Pan and bowl of chickpea and cauliflower curry next to some naans

Smashed chickpea and feta salad

This smashed chickpea and feta salad makes a hearty, no-cook supper for two in just 15 minutes. It makes a great lunch box, too. Smashing the chickpeas helps them to soak up some of the dressing

Smashed Chickpea Recipe with Feta Salad

Chickpea fritters with yogurt, green chilli and cucumber salad

Turn your chickpeas into these lightly-spiced fritters and serve with a zesty cucumber salad for a quick, low-calorie lunch.

Chickpea Fritters with Yogurt, Green Chilli and Cucumber Salad

Hake with smoky paprika chickpeas

Chickpeas are cooked with onion, garlic, chilli, preserved lemon and paprika here to create a saucy, flavour-packed accompaniment to simply grilled hake. A low-calorie and protein-packed meal.

Grilled Hake with Smoky Chickpeas, Preserved Lemon and Kale

Miso chickpeas and avocado on toast

Turn a storecupboard staple into a twist on this popular brunch dish, livened up with sesame seeds and spring onions.

Avocado on Toast with Chickpeas and Miso

Bombay mix lettuce salad

This flavour-packed salad combines crispy chickpeas with bombay mix and pomegranate seeds, finished with a drizzle of tamarind sauce and sprinkle of coriander.

Lettuce topped with yogurt, bombay mix and pomegranate seeds on a plate

Chickpea, pepper and bulgar wheat salad

Make our vibrant veggie salad with chickpeas for a nutritious midweek meal ready in less than half an hour.

Chickpea Salad Recipe with Bulgar Wheat

Coronation chickpea and apple salad

Make this classic lunch favourite vegetarian by replacing the chicken with chickpeas. Refreshing, crunchy and full of flavour, this easy salad recipe is ready in just 20 minutes.

Coronation Salad Recipe with Chickpea and Apple

One-pot paprika cod with chickpeas

Check out our punchy paprika cod one-pot with juicy tomatoes and a chickpea base. This simple tray bake is an easy, low calorie midweek meal for when you're short on time but still want something healthy.

Cod and Chickpea One-Pot Recipe

Spiced chickpea salad with halloumi and lentils

Check out our warm salad recipe with spicy lentils, golden halloumi and chickpeas. This simple veggie salad is low in calories and on the table in 40 minutes.

Chickpea and Halloumi Salad Recipe with Lentils

Quick roast chicken with chickpeas

This is the perfect midweek supper – just tip the chicken breasts, cherry tomatoes and chickpeas into a tray and roast with tarragon. Dinner just doesn’t get easier than that!

Quick Roast Chicken Tray Bake Recipe

10-minute Moroccan prawn rice bowl

This recipe for 10-minute Moroccan prawn rice bowl delivers big flavours in no time AND it's under 500 calories, making it perfect for a mid-week meal.

Moroccan Prawns with Rice and Chickpeas in a Frying Pan

Classic hummus

This velvety chickpea dip makes a great addition to a Middle Eastern or Mediterranean mezze feast. Plus, making your own hummus is easier than you'd think.

Classic Hummus Recipe

Steak and chickpea salad with harissa yoghurt dressing

Ready in just 15 minutes, this steak and chickpea salad with harissa yoghurt dressing is low in fat and GI. A speedy, healthy salad to get you through the week.

Steak Salad Recipe with Chickpeas and Harissa

Falafel mezze bowl

This quick and easy falafel mezze bowl makes a great vegetarian midweek meal, packed with nutritious ingredients including homemade hummus made from chickpeas.

Falafel Mezze Bowl Recipe

Warm chickpea and cumin wraps with yoghurt dip

Spiced chickpeas are topped with coriander yogurt and wrapped in a warm tortilla. This guilt-free recipe is packed with veg and is seriously simple to put together.

Chickpea Wrap Recipe with Yogurt Dip

Spiced vegetable couscous

Couscous makes a great base for a quick and easy vegetarian main course for two. Just add peppers, carrots and chickpeas for an easy afterwork supper. Any leftovers can be taken to work for lunch the next day.

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Crispy chickpea and kale caesar salad

This crispy chickpea and kale caesar salad is a great healthy twist on a classic. You can also eat the crispy chickpeas as a snack.

Vegetarian Caesar Salad Recipe

Indian salmon with chickpea stew

This recipe for Indian salmon with chickpea stew is a great simple supper for when there's just two of you. Most of the ingredients you'll already have in your cupboard

Chickpea Stew Recipe with Salmon

Persian lamb stew

This Persian lamb stew one-pot recipe is really easy and under 500 calories - perfect midweek comfort food

Persian Lamb Stew Recipe

Vegan meringues on a surface and in a dessert

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