The most wonderful thing about chickpeas—apart from their other name, garbanzo beans—is their versatility.
They are perfect in soups, stews, and salads, whole, mashed, and pureed. Here at Southern Living some of our favorite recipes for chickpeas may become some of yours too. For the perfect mix of spicy and savory, we love Spiced Eggplant Cutlets with Chickpea-Feta Salad. Better still, the salad only has five ingredients, so it is simple and quick to make. Chickpeas also form the foundation for some incredible—and incredibly unexpected—dishes like Food52’s delicious Hummus and Mint Veggie Burgers which we love because you can feed four people for under $20 in under 20 minutes.
Thank the humble chickpea again. If you’d prefer those hot and spicy bowls, try some Spicy Sausage Chickpea Soup, some Chickpea, Pumpkin, and Sage Stew, or an African Chickpea Soup. So the next time you’re in the supermarket wondering which peas or beans might make an incredible meal, grab a few cans of chickpeas and try one of these wonderful recipes. You’ll be amazed by these chickpeas.