1 Can of Chickpeas, 5 Simple Chickpea Salads

These five healthy recipes using the mighty chickpea prove that it’s fast and easy to prepare a tasty, veggie-laden meal at the drop of a hat that will satisfy vegetarians and carnivores alike. Chickpeas contain a wealth of nutrients, including protein, fiber, folate and iron. At just $1-2 per can, chickpeas are a nutritional powerhouse that can’t be beat!

  • Herby chickpeas with Parmesan
    This versatile chickpea salad makes an excellent side that packs some nutritional punch. Also great as a main dish when served over greens or pasta.
  • Vegan chickpea salad
    Try this vegan option when tomatoes and cucumbers are abundant in the summertime – or any time of the year for a totally vegan protein boost!
  • Greek salad with chickpeas
    Bell peppers, olives, feta, and other nourishing Mediterranean delights combine in this classic chickpea salad. Add healthy grains such as wheat berries or bulgur to satiate even the heartiest appetite.
  • Southwest chickpea salad
    A zesty, southwestern spin on a traditional chickpea salad… great with a side of tortilla chips for extra crunch.
  • Brassicas salad with a chickpea base
    For an elaborate and hearty main-course salad, try this bowl of some of the world’s healthiest vegetables atop a bed of hummus, an easy chickpea dip made by blending a can of chickpeas with lemon, olive oil, and garlic