Chickpea recipes

Chickpeas are versatile, packed with protein and rich in dietary fibre.
Published 29 September 2020 | Updated 11 April 2024
Honey roasted chickpeas

Chickpeas are a source of low-GI, energy-giving carbohydrates and an economical plant protein. Like all legumes, chickpeas are a good source of filling fibre, and contain essential vitamins and minerals – especially folate, iron, zinc, calcium and magnesium – and plant phytonutrient antioxidants. This is why we made them a ZeroPoint food on the Points Program.

Discover the versatile wonders of chickpeas with our curated recipe collection featuring 30 of our fave chickpea recipes - including a few desserts! Whether you prefer them dried or canned, chickpeas are a pantry staple available year-round and easy to store, making them a convenient addition to any meal. From hearty salads to comforting soups and stews, or even enjoyed as a quick and satisfying snack, there's no shortage of ways to incorporate chickpeas into your day.

Explore the rich culinary heritage of chickpeas in Middle Eastern cuisine, where they take centre stage in beloved dishes like falafels and creamy hummus. Discover the delightful flavours and textures these legumes bring to the table, elevating your dishes with their nutty taste and satisfying texture.

Do dried chickpeas need to be soaked?

Most dried legumes, including chickpeas need to be soaked to make them easier to digest and to help us absorb the essential nutrients that they contain. To soak legumes simply place them in a large bowl. Pour over enough cold water to cover completely. Set aside overnight to soak and then drain. Don't have time for this? Don't worry, you can just used canned chickpeas.