40+ Easy Vegan Chickpea Recipes (Healthy, High-Protein) | The Green Loot

40+ Easy Vegan Chickpea Recipes (Healthy, High-Protein)

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

To find more tasty vegan recipes, see our lentil, black bean, chickpea flour, aquafaba recipe roundups.


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1. Mediterranean Vegan Chickpea Salad

Vegan Chickpea Recipes
Photo: The Green Loot

Treat yourself to this mouth-watering vegan Mediterranean quinoa salad made with chickpeas. It is packed with protein and makes for a great side dish, salad, or main course, especially when served with tofu or tortilla.


2. Easy Vegan Chickpea Curry

Easy Vegan 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!


3. Sun-dried Tomato Chickpea Cakes

Vegan Chickpea Recipes
Photo: J Cooking Odyssey

Preparing a meal shouldn’t always be strenuous, and this quick and easy recipe promises just that! You can either pan-fry, air-fry, or bake chickpea patties. And since its flavor isn’t too strong, you can also serve it with your favorite salad or spicy sauce.


4. Toasted Vegan Chickpea Sea-Salad Sandwich

Toasted Vegan 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.


5. Chickpea Tikka Masala

vegan chickpea recipes
Photo: Live Eat Learn

Have a taste of India with this crave-worthy dinner recipe. Creamy from the coconut and subtly spiced, I’m sure this won’t be the last time you cook this dish.


6. Tuscan Kale and Chickpea Soup

Tuscan Kale and Chickpea Soup
Photo: A Simple Palate

For a satisfying and cozy meal, try this hearty chickpea soup. It’s loaded with flavorful, fresh herbs and diced veggies to complement the robust potatoes. Delicious in any weather, this soup is a year-round staple.


7. Chili Sin Carne

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.


8. Vegan Hummus (Oil-free)

Vegan 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.


9. Vegan Chickpea Veggie Burgers

Vegan 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.


10. Vegan Caesar Salad with Chickpeas

Chickpea Recipes vegan
Photo: Lavender and Macarons

Even though it’s a vegan spin-off of the original caesar salad, it still tastes strikingly similar. It lacks anchovies or cheese, but trust me, only the chef would know. Because of how healthy and delicious it is, you won’t have any doubts about adding it to your weekly plan.


11. 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.


12. Vegan Chickpea Meatballs

Vegan Chickpea Meatballs
Photo: Nora Cooks

Yes, meatballs! However, I promise this dish is entirely vegan since you’ll use chickpea balls instead of actual meat. They’re great in marinara sauce and go really well with pasta.


13. Curried Chickpea Salad

Curried Chickpea Salad
Photo: Eating by Elaine

If you plan to make this dish for the family, you better make plenty! Its combination of crisp vegetables and spices makes for a salad bursting with flavor. For an even better experience, you can use it as a dip, eat it in a sandwich or wrap it up.


14. Chickpea Collard Green Wraps

Chickpea Collard Green Wraps
Photo: Bree’s Vegan Life

Delightfully crispy and incredibly refreshing collard green wraps are a healthy substitute for tortilla wraps and sandwiches. These low-carb, gluten-free treats are simple to prepare and are great for stuffing with your preferred vegetables. Kick up the experience with grains like rice and quinoa.


15. Pesto Orzo Chickpea Salad

vegan recipes with chickpea
Photo: Vegan Punks

There are just six ingredients in this pesto orzo salad, yet it tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen making a complex dish. It’s also easily scalable for parties and barbeques.


16. BBQ Chickpea Meatballs

BBQ Chickpea Meatballs
Photo: My Pure Plants

You can easily prepare these chickpea meatballs to go with pasta. You only need a food processor and a few common cupboard supplies to whip up a batch.


17. Vegan Chickpea Nuggets (Gf)

Vegan Chickpea Nuggets (Gf)
Photo: Watch Learn Eat

Crispy and scrumptious, these chickpea nuggets are a crowd-pleaser. Best when paired with a creamy dip. This recipe also has oil-free and gluten-free alternatives.


18. Roasted Potato Chickpea Salad

Roasted Potato Chickpea Salad
Photo: Avocado Skillet

When talking about classic summer recipes, potato salad is definitely high on my list. Chickpeas are added to this salad to increase the protein content, and instead of mayo, dijon vinaigrette is used as the dressing.


19. Curried Chickpea and Red Lentil  Soup

Curried Chickpea and Red Lentil  Soup
Photo: Girl Heart Food

Hearty and flavorful ingredients fill this bowl of curried red lentil soup. Among them are chickpeas, greens, and a luscious curry coconut milk base. Whether you serve it for lunch or supper, you can never go wrong with this dish.


20. 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!


21. 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.


22. Coconut Chickpea Curry

Coconut Chickpea Curry
Photo: Dishing Out Health

Ready your cooking essentials and set your timer to just 30 minutes; I doubt it’ll even take that long. This combination of savory spiciness contrasted with sweet mango blends extraordinarily well in creamy coconut milk. For a healthy and satisfying meal, serve this curry over rice, quinoa, or any other grain you want.


23. 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.


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

Vegan Chickpea Recipes
Photo: Jennifer Banz

I love air-fried chickpeas because they come out crispier than baked chickpeas and also get ready quicker. This is a healthy recipe that is suitable for anyone watching their weight.


25. 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!


26. Vegan Chickpea Avo Toast

Vegan Chickpea Avo Toast
Photo: Natalie’s Health

In this simple recipe, chickpeas, in all their nuttiness, are combined with creamy avocado to create the perfect breakfast. It’s an appetizing meal that’s packed with sweetness and nutrients to make for a light dish.


27. Vegan Chickpea Stir-fry with Pineapple

Vegan Chickpea Stir-fry with Pineapple
Photo: Fried Dandelions

I guarantee you can find the ingredients for this chickpea and pineapple stir-fry in your kitchen. To make it even more amazing, you can complement the two main ingredients with a sauce of your liking. In just 15 minutes, you’ll have this scrummy stir-fry on your plate.


28. Summer Greek Chickpea Salad

Summer Greek Chickpea Salad
Photo: Occasionally Eggs

You don’t need to turn on the stove for this one! Make use of summer vegetables like tomatoes and cucumbers and pair them with chickpeas. Top it off with a dash of lemon, and enjoy your meal.


29. 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!


30. Vegan Chickpea Ratatouille

Vegan Chickpea Ratatouille
Photo: Avocado Skillet

If you’re looking to whip up a simple ratatouille dish, this is a great option. In this recipe, the eggplant is ditched in favor of the chickpea for its protein value, while everything else remains pretty much the same.


31. Spanish Chickpeas with Spinach

Spanish Chickpeas with Spinach
Photo: Caroline’s Cooking

Inspired by the Moorish in the southern part of Spain, this simple vegan meal is sure to leave you satisfied. Another plus about the meal is its versatility, granting you some legroom for creativity.


32. Buffalo Chickpea Sandwich

Buffalo Chickpea Sandwich
Photo: Chelsea Peach Tree

Imagine having your meal ready in just 10 minutes! That’s how long it takes to prepare this dish. Not only is it sweet and easy to prepare, but it’s also filled with nutrients and plant-based protein.


33. 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.


34. 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.


35. Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Moroccan Chickpea Stew
Photo: Love Food Nourish

Flavor, nutrients, and great texture best describe this easy-to-cook stew recipe. And even though you’ll enjoy cooking this Moroccan-inspired dish, that experience is unmatched compared to eating it.


36. Chickpea Pasta Sauce

Chickpea Pasta Sauce
Photo: My Plantiful Cooking

If you’ve never received positive feedback about your cooking, then this could be your chance to redeem yourself. It’s easy to prepare and takes just 30 minutes. Another plus is that you can serve it to kids and adults, making it a family staple.


37. Rosemary Lemon Chickpeas from Scratch

Rosemary Lemon Chickpeas from Scratch
Photo: Veganosity

Chickpeas are incredibly versatile and, as such, can be combined with virtually anything! The trick in preparing this straightforward meal lies in balancing out the ingredients properly. For a complete meal, complement this dish with a side salad of spinach and tomato with balsamic vinegar.


38. 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.


39. Chickpea Dirty Rice

Chickpea Dirty Rice
Photo: Tinned Tomatoes

Unlike its name suggests, you won’t be eating any dirt in your food. The term “dirty rice” actually signifies the color of the rice, which changes from white to brown. Enjoy this spin on a classic Louisiana-inspired meal.


40. Oven Roasted Chickpeas

vegan chickpea recipes
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.


41. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chickpea Blondies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chickpea Blondies
Photo: Return To The Kitchen

You can really feel the moisture and chewiness in every bite of these super healthy twist on blondies. In addition to being vegan and high-protein, these sweets are also gluten-free!


What are *your* favorite vegan chickpea recipes?

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vegan chickpea recipes

40+ Easy Vegan Chickpea Recipes (Healthy, 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.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Mira M.


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