Right up there with canned tomatoes and tomato paste, a can of garbanzo beans is a pantry staple in my household. (Can you guess what I stocked up on to eat during the quarantine?)

While an experiment conducted by Tasting Table found that dried chickpeas that had been soaked overnight won in flavor contest against canned ones, we are huge fans of the latter version around here for their ease, deliciousness and next level nutrition profile.

I’m talking protein, fiber, iron and folate galore in just one can of these nutty legumes, making them an amazing meat substitute and all-around nutritious addition to just about any lunch or dinner.

And that texture makes them versatile, too — ’cause hummus and falafel, duh! Consider making chickpeas a regular part of your diet with these 10 tried and tested recipes.

Vegan Meal Prep Curried Chickpea Cauliflower Bake from Cotter Crunch

Baked Herby Green Chickpea Falafel from Camille Styles

Classic Hummus with Marinated Chickpeas from Camille Styles

Root Vegetable and Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas and Tahini-Maple Vinaigrette from Camille Styles

Harissa Roasted Veggies and Chickpeas with Tahini Yogurt from Goop

Pumpkin Chickpea Curry by Suruchi Avasthi

Detox Moroccan-Spiced Chickpea Glow Bowl from Pinch of Yum

Persian Herb and Chickpea Stew with Rice from Half Baked Harvest

Rosemary Mushroom and Chickpea Ragout on Toast from The First Mess

Garlicky Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas from Minimalist Baker

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    Ana | March 16, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Hi! Great recipe and, as always, great post! I don’t use a lot of chickpeas in my cooking, but I have to say that I just loved it in this recipes! I’ll definitely be testing it out in my future recipes. Thanks for the inspiration!

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