Armed with a tin of chickpeas, a gloriously delicious and healthy meal is mere minutes away. We've fab recipes for chickpea curries, salads and more.
Chickpeas are simmered in a fragrant and spicy curry sauce and garnished with fresh coriander. Serve with rice for a great vegetarian midweek meal.
A great midweek supper dish with chicken, chickpeas, vegetables and spices.
Hummus is such an easy thing to make at home and it tastes much better than shop bought. Perfectly good hummus can be made using tinned chickpeas but if you have time, and you want something a bit special, cooking dried chickpeas from scratch creates a lovely texture and flavour. You can get tahini (sesame seed paste) in most supermarkets or Turkish shops. I usually put my hummus in a Spanish cazuela, pour on some more olive oil to prevent it from drying and sprinkle on smoked Spanish paprika, or use Greek paprika if you can get it.
This recipe was given to me by my boss who is Asian. It has been passed through generations of her family so as you can imagine it is the real deal. Very healthy and super tasty. You can serve it as a side or main . I love it with Kobaz bread and a samosa.
Pinto beans, black beans and chickpeas are simmered with sweetcorn, tomatoes and savoury spices. This recipe calls for dried beans, which will need to soak overnight. You could use tinned beans for a shortcut, if you prefer.
Here's a colourful and easy pasta and bean dish that makes a satisfying main course all on its own. Garlic, olive oil, onion, Tabasco sauce and pecorino cheese add lots of sunny flavour.
Taking its inspiration from North African cuisine, this healthy, wholesome vegetarian dish makes a satisfying main course.
A rich and delicious vegetarian curry made with chickpeas and Quorn. Serve over basmati rice.
Abundant spices make this vegan curry better than any Indian restaurant curry I've ever tasted!