I've been really digging chickpeas lately and would love to new recipes. Right now my favorite thing is various chickpea salads on toasted homemade bread.
Any good chickpea recipes out there?
Warm Butternut and Chickpea Salad
Are they cooked already? Like canned or cooked chickpeas? Or raw. This sounds yummy!
I do a similar thing, loads of garlic, any spices you like (I like cumin, lemon pepper and chili), and olive oil. Mix it all up with (cooked) chick peas and spread out on a tray. No double decking! Hot oven, no cover, about 15 min. My toddler loves them like this, too.
Yum, so glad I clicked on this thread since I see so many yummy recipes here!
My favorite easy recipe is to toss with olive oil, braggs liquid aminos, garlic, and broccoli (broccolini is best, I think, but regular broccoli is good too) in a shallow baking pan, bake at 400 until they get crispy. The broccoli gets pretty dark, but it's not burnt, it will be crispy and awesome. My friend makes this with soy sauce and coconut oil and it's awesome, too...
ETA: Veganomicon has this awesome chickpea cutlet recipe:
If you like mustard then I HIGHLY recommend the mustard sauce on top, my whole family went crazy over it.
Also, the second time I made this recipe I just threw all the cutlet ingredients into my food processor all at once, and it came out just as well as when I made it according to the instructions.
I will say that this is not the most chickpea-y recipe out there, but it's so good that I had to pass it on.
I mush them up and add some mayo (vegan if you want) and either pickle relish or dill and some finely chopped onion and celery. Reminds me of tuna my mom used to make.
Also, I riff on a Jamaican curry - It's imperative that you have everything ready before you start tho, because the curry will burn very easily. Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of your saucepan and then add in enough curry powder to make a slurry. Whisk it around a few seconds and then add in some sliced onions and red peppers and a small bunch of fresh thyme. Add enough broth to cover the chickpeas that you've added (I like using one of the big cans, the beans are softer) and then bring it to a simmer and let it cook for awhile until it thickens (sometimes with chickpeas I have to thicken with a flour/water mix). I also make a variation that has potatoes (added with the chickpeas) and peas (added at the VERY end). Spooned over rice or dumplings, this is delicious. Just watch out for thyme stems - I pick through the kids' before I serve to them so they don't choke on them.
My favorite is BBQ Tofu and Garbonzo Beans 1 lb tofu, previously frozen, thawed and drained. 2 cans garbanzo beans 1 can diced tomatoes 1/2 bottle of bbq sauce (I use sweet baby rays) half onion chopped 3 cloves of garlic minced saute the garlic and onion in the bbq sauce. add the tomatoes, cook for a few minutes. add the beans and tofu. stir and cook until tofu is done, about 10 minutes on medium heat. This recipe can be frozen, it can be slow cooked, it can be reheated as chili or stuffed into baked potatoes the next day. My kids devour this every single time.
I just recently experimented with an easy salad that I had to make in a pinch. I had canned seaweed and chickpeas (non-BPA cans) and vacuum sealed steamed beets from Trader Joe's. I just mixed the chick peas with seaweed and chopped up the beets, dressed with olive oil and a little salt/seasoning. I didn't have time, but I imagine fresh herbs with some green onions would top that off nicely! Very yummy and it was out of the ordinary for us!
Just made this marinated chickpea recipe tonight for a picnic tomorrow. It is absolutely AMAZING! Hope I don't eat it all before tomorrow! :-) The comments say it's even better the next day due to the marinade soaking into all the yummy ingredients! Enjoy!