Not just for salads, chickpeas add a depth of flavour and added protein to soups, stews, burgers - even macaroni & cheese! Adding this healthy bean to everyday meals just got easier with these delicious chickpea recipes we know your family will love.
Grilled pitas add a bit of crunch to this end-of-summer salad. Divide it into two or three large portions for a refreshing vegetarian main meal.
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In large skillet or shallow Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, thyme, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf until softened, about 5 mi...
Take advantage of the abundance of late-summer basil to prepare a batch of pesto (see below). Use it in a dressing, toss it with hot pasta, spread it on a pizza crust or mix it with mayonnaise for a sandwich spread.
Pack this hearty, tasty salad in a plastic container to eat by itself or use it as a filling for a whole wheat pita pocket that you've packed separately. You can replace the salami strips with Black Forest ham if your child prefers.
In small saucepan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, salt, pepper, chickpeas, raisins and cumin stirring often, until softened,...
Canned beans are a must to have on hand for satisfying salads. For a vegetarian meal, serve with grilled portobello mushrooms and bread such as corn bread or whole wheat rolls.
Using canned chickpeas means no-fuss preparation — a potluck must. The yogurt and dill dip is a cool accompaniment to the crunchy, flavourful patties.
Salting the eggplant and letting it stand before cooking gets rid of excess water and cuts down the amount of oil you need to saut?t.
Pork chops for dinner? Give 'em a kick with a zesty blend of spices.
Chickpeas make the crust of this hearty pie colourful, fragrant and dense. Though the ingredients are many, a lot are pantry staples and the dish comes together easily for an impressive entree.
The complex, sour-sweet flavours of pomegranate molasses (available in Middle Eastern and fine food stores) give this dip a tangy edge. If you can't find it, use 3 tbsp (50 mL) lemon juice and 2 tbsp (25 mL) liquid honey instead. Serve with pita chips.
Hearty and satisfying, this is a first-rate dinnertime soup. Serve with Chipotle Olive Bread.
As part of a buffet at Eid-ul-Fitr, this dish is also made with other dried fruits, such as apricots, raisins and figs.
These are similar to falafels but are not deep-fried. You can refrigerate them for up to 8 hours before cooking.
When you arrive home tired and hungry after a long busy day, this easy one-pot stew featuring pantry-friendly dried pasta and cans of tomatoes and chickpeas can be pretty comforting. Serve with a crisp green salad.
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