When you think of chickpeas, you probably think of the go-to ways to cook with them: hummus, falafel, and three-bean chili. And while chickpeas are essential for all of those dishes, there are more creative ways to cook with this fiber-filled, protein-packed bean.
Chickpeas are a vegan’s best friend because they add bulk and flavor to so many meat- and dairy-free meals while also being satiating. Ahead, find 11 creative ways to use chickpeas for healthy vegan meals — including cookies (yes, cookies!).