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Chickpeas: Not Just For Hummus

This is how much we love the mighty chickpea!

Keeping your pantry stocked with basic items can make meal preparation quick, easy, and fun!  We will regularly be featuring our favorite common pantry items (Plant-Based Pantry Basics or PB2 for short) with several recipe ideas to try.  We want to bring you out of the ordinary recipes to help you think about these ingredients in new and exciting ways.

Where better to start than the mighty chickpea (or garbanzo bean, if you’re nasty)?  A must for any plant-based pantry, it can be used in so many things besides hummus.  Here are a few of our favorite recipes that include chickpeas:

  • Chickpea Broccoli Buddha Bowl from Hummus Sapien:  We’ve made this recipe several times and have started adding onion and red pepper to give it more volume (love our leftovers!) and flavor.  Roasting chickpeas is an unexpected way to prepare them and they develop a great taste and texture.
  • Sneaky Chickpea Burger found on Forks Over Knives: Serve it with baked sweet potato fries for a fun and family-friendly dinner that’s more wholesome and delicious than anything you will find at a burger joint!
  • Sweet Potato and Chickpea Tagine from Whole Foods Market: Make it Moroccan!  The raisins and green olives give this dish a sweet and tangy flavor.  A favorite at our house, we like to serve this dish with couscous.
Our Moroccan Feast: Sweet Potato Tagine with Couscous

Our Moroccan Feast: Sweet Potato Tagine with Couscous

Thanks for reading our first PB2 post!  We hope you’ve been inspired to get out of your hummus rut and try a new way to prepare chickpeas!