CHICKPEAS

 
 
Chickpeas are a healthy plant-based superfood. Garbanzo beans are a source of vegan protein. 
 

WHY THIS MADE THE CUT


Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a staple in our plant-based diet. We highly recommend having a steady supply of these hearty legumes in your pantry. They lend well to impromptu snacks, salads, dips, burritos, and more!

 

HEALTH BENEFITS


Chickpeas are a great source of protein and fiber. They're chock-full of key nutrients such as magnesium, zine, B6 and folate. A cup of these gnarly legumes contains 15 grams of plant-based protein and 13 grams of fiber. All that fiber and protein is what makes chickpeas so satiating.

 

TIPS


Should I go dry or canned? We've broken down the pros and cons of each below. 

Canned Chickpeas:

  • Pros: convenience, delicate flavor, absorb moisture
  • Cons: higher sodium content, lower nutritional value 

Dry Chickpeas:

  • Pros: higher nutritional value, cheaper when bought in bulk, crispier result when roasted
  • Cons: more prep time, shorter shelf life
 

PLANT60 APPROVED RECIPES


 

Here's some inspiration to get your started on your chickpea journey: 

One of our go-to recipes on the reg is this Roasted Chickpea & Broccoli Burrito by Thug Kitchen. It's packed with a nutritional punch and gnarly flavor. Do it. 

This Vegan Chickpea Curry from Hurry the Food Up is ready in 25 minutes and so worth it. 

Looking for a simple snack? This Easy 10-Minute Hummus from The Blender Girl is dope AF.