The 26 Best Vegan Chickpea Recipes for a High-Protein Dinner

If you want to make an easy, high-protein meal, choose from these vegan chickpea recipes! These cheap legumes are perfect for an easy, healthy and filling dinner.

Vegan Chickpea Recipes (High-Protein)

To make an easy, high-protein meal, just choose a vegan chickpea recipe! These cheap legumes are perfect for an easy, healthy and filling lunch or dinner. | The Green Loot #vegan #veganrecipes


1. Easy Chickpea Curry

Easy Chickpea Curry
Photo: Vegan Huggs

This is the easiest Vegan Chickpea Curry you’ll ever make! It calls for pantry staples and takes only 30 minutes on the stove. Plus, it’s full of mouth-watering flavor and it’s all made in one pan, too!


2. Toasted Chickpea Sea-Salad Sandwich

Toasted Chickpea Sea-Salad Sandwich
Photo: Sharon Palmer

Flavored with sea vegetables and fermented pickles, this chickpea-based sandwich filling is a perfect plant-powered replacement for tuna salad in sandwiches and green salads.


3. Chickpea Tikka Masala

Chickpea Tikka Masala
Photo: Live Eat Learn

An easy and classic dinner to whip up when the Indian food cravings hit!


4. Chili Sin Carne

Chili Sin Carne
Photo: Nutriciously

A hearty and super simple chili that will be your next favorite go-to! Using only convenient staple foods, this meatless meal is whipped up in just 10 minutes and very nutrient-dense. It’s the best easy vegan chili sin carne, protein-rich and perfect for meal prep! Family-friendly, cheap and gluten-free.


5. 5-minute Hummus (Oil-free)

5-minute Hummus (Oil-free)
Photo: My Pure Plants

The smoothest, vegan, gluten-free hummus that you can imagine. You only need basic, whole food ingredients and five minutes to make the best oil-free hummus ever. Once, you taste it, you will want to make it over and over.


6. Chickpea Veggie Burgers

Chickpea Veggie Burgers
Photo: Choosing Chia

Burgers are one of my absolute favorite meals. I like to make the patties from plant-based, high-protein ingredients to create a dish that’s also nutritious, not just delicious.


7. Moroccan Chickpea Soup (Instant Pot)

Moroccan Chickpea Soup (Instant Pot)
Photo: Spice Cravings

Enjoy this Dump & Start recipe for Moroccan Chickpea Soup, that’s hearty, healthy and full of flavor. Creamy Chickpeas cooked with fire-roasted tomatoes and earthy spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon and paprika, which give this vegan and gluten-free soup it’s iconic bold and rich taste.


8. Chickpea Meatballs

Chickpea Meatballs
Photo: Nora Cooks

Meatballs without the meat! The best type of balls.


9. Chickpea Tacos with Peach Salsa

Chickpea Tacos with Peach Salsa
Photo: Swirls of Flavor

What to make if you’re eating vegan and it’s Taco Tuesday? Vegan Chickpea Tacos With Peach Salsa is an easy vegan recipe that’s packed with the protein of chickpeas and topped with a lime-scented fresh peach salsa! Now you can eat a plant based diet and have your tacos and salsa too.


10. Curried Chickpea and Red Lentil  Soup

Curried Chickpea and Red Lentil  Soup
Photo: Girl Heart Food

This curried red lentil and chickpea soup has a delicious coconut and curry base and is super satisfying!


11. Mediterranean Chickpea Soup

Mediterranean Chickpea Soup
Photo: The Clever Meal

We love soups that come together in less than 30 minutes and works perfectly for a healthy, quick yet delicious dinner! Plus, it’s made from scratch with cheap store cupboard staples and spinach from the freezer and a portion comes out at less than $ 1.50!


12. Zucchini Chickpea Quinoa Salad

Zucchini Chickpea Quinoa Salad
Photo: A Cedar Spoon

Mix zucchini, chickpeas, quinoa, fresh parsley and green onions, then toss it in a spiced olive oil dressing. This quinoa salad recipe has the rich, warm flavors of cumin, turmeric and paprika and makes a healthy, filling lunch.


13. Coconut Chickpea Curry

Coconut Chickpea Curry
Photo: Dishing Out Health

Mango, broccoli, basil. If these ingredients sound yummy to you, I highly recommend you make this amazing chickpea curry.


14. Apple Walnut Chickpea Salad

Apple Walnut Chickpea Salad
Photo: Where You Get Your Protein

Prep this easy-to-make recipe ahead of time for a quick, grab-n-go lunch. Apple walnut chickpea salad is made with a tahini dressing and ready in under 15 minutes.


15. Crispy Chili-Lime Chickpeas (Air-fryer)

Crispy Chili-Lime Chickpeas (Air-fryer)
Photo: Jennifer Banz

Here are the crispiest air-fryer chickpeas you’ll ever have! They are spiced with chili and lime, healthy and Weight watchers friendly too!


16. Pasta E Ceci

Pasta E Ceci
Photo: The Clever Meal

Pasta e ceci, or Italian pasta with chickpeas, is the best one-pot family meal you can cook in less than 30 minutes. It’s budget-friendly and packed with protein too!


17. Chickpea Avo Toast

Chickpea Avo Toast
Photo: Natalie’s Health

Packed with amazing flavors and nutrients, this highly nourishing avo toast is great for breakfast, lunch, or as a light dinner.


18. Chickpea Stir-fry with Pineapple

Chickpea Stir-fry with Pineapple
Photo: Fried Dandelions

Why not give your same old chickpea stir-fry an exotic twist of flavors? I guarantee, you’ll love  it!


19. Quick Chana Saag

Quick Chana Saag
Photo: The Roasted Root

Chana Saag is a classic vegetarian Indian dish including chickpeas, tomatoes and spinach stewed in aromatic coconut milk-based sauce. This simple , yet flavorful recipe is prepared in under 40 minutes!


20. Spanish Chickpeas with Spinach

Spanish Chickpeas with Spinach
Photo: Caroline’s Cooking

This Spanish chickpeas and spinach is a classic tapas dish that’s easy to make and wonderfully versatile. Simple, hearty vegan comfort food.


21. Chickpea Florentine Pasta

Chickpea Florentine Pasta
Photo: Zardy Plants

The light, creamy sauce in this savory, tangy pasta meal will have you slurping your noodles and licking the bowl, yet it’s healthy and loaded with veggies so no guilt necessary! Made in 1 pot, in under 30 minutes.


22. Tuscan Kale Chickpea Soup

Tuscan Kale Chickpea Soup
Photo: Orchids and Sweet Tea

The perfect comfort and flavorful bowl of goodness for those colder evenings. Filled with herbs and spices, kale, chickpea, carrots, tomatoes, and onions, this soup is quite the healthy meal and surely does warm things up nicely.


23. Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Moroccan Chickpea Stew
Photo: Love Food Nourish

Full of mouth watering flavors and so simple to make, this hearty Moroccan stew is nutritious comfort food at its best.


24. Rosemary Lemon Chickpeas from Scratch

Rosemary Lemon Chickpeas from Scratch
Photo: Veganosity

Did you need an easy side dish that goes with everything? You’ll only need 5 simple ingredients to make this budget friendly deliciousness.


25. Harissa Couscous and Chickpeas

Harissa Couscous and Chickpeas
Photo: The Bean Bites

Take basic couscous, pack it with plant protein and spicy Moroccan harissa sauce. You’ve got yourself a filling main course that can be repurposed for a fresh salad.


26. Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Oven Roasted Chickpeas
Photo: Spice Cravings

Roasting chickpeas in the oven transforms them into crispy, crunchy, tiny-little flavor bombs that are just ideal for snack-time, or as salad toppers.


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