• Canned chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are versatile pantry staples that can be used in a variety of delicious ways. Here are the top 10 uses for canned chickpeas that will add flavor and nutrition to your meals:


    Blend canned chickpeas with tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil for a creamy and nutritious dip that pairs perfectly with pita bread or veggies.

    Roasted Snack

    Toss chickpeas with olive oil, salt, and your favorite spices, then roast them in the oven until crispy. Enjoy them as a healthy and satisfying snack.

    Salad Booster

    Add canned chickpeas to your salads for an extra protein punch. They add a hearty texture and make your salad more filling and satisfying.

    Veggie Burgers

    Mash canned chickpeas with breadcrumbs, spices, and your choice of veggies to create delicious and nutritious homemade veggie burgers.

    Curry Delight

    Use canned chickpeas as a base for flavorful curries. They absorb spices and flavors beautifully and provide a satisfying texture to the dish.

    Mediterranean Stew

    Add canned chickpeas to a tomato-based stew with vegetables, herbs, and spices for a hearty and comforting Mediterranean-inspired meal.

    Pasta Topping

    Sauté canned chickpeas with garlic and olive oil, then toss them with cooked pasta for a simple and protein-packed pasta dish.

    Grain Bowl Ingredient

    Include canned chickpeas in grain bowls along with cooked grains, roasted veggies, and a flavorful dressing for a nutritious and filling meal.

    Soup Enhancer

    Add canned chickpeas to soups and stews to boost their protein content and add a delightful texture. They work well in both vegetarian and meat-based recipes.

    Dessert Surprise

    Believe it or not, chickpeas can be used in desserts too! Blend them with cocoa powder, sweetener, and vanilla for a healthy and indulgent chocolate mousse.

    Canned chickpeas are a versatile ingredient that can be used in countless ways. Whether you’re looking to make a dip, a main course, or a snack, these nutritious legumes are sure to elevate your meals with their texture and flavor.

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    By Kaylum Keet for Bona Magazine

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