Pack In Protein With These Chickpea Recipes

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

4. Chickpea Burgers

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Love falafel? This lighter version of the classic Middle Eastern street food is sure to please. Mashed chickpeas flavored with scallion, cumin, and oregano are formed into patties with flour and egg, and lightly browned to a crisp.

Serve these easy chickpea patties in a pita with tahini sauce and crisp veggies, or use them as a meatless substitute for burgers decked out with the usual fixings. Check out this recipe for the details.

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5. Braised Coconut Spinach and Lemon

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Looking for some hearty, veggie-packed comfort food? Look no further. This recipe takes baby spinach and chickpeas and cooks them in rich coconut milk with onion, ginger, and garlic, spiced as hot or mild as you like it and lightened with the tang of lemon juice.

You could serve this filling hodgepodge of nutritious plant-based goodness over rice or another grain, but this braised coconut spinach recipe suggests using it to top a baked sweet potato.

6. Paprika Mediterranean Chicken

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Of course, chickpeas don’t have to be the main protein source of your dish. This paprika Mediterranean chicken recipe has chickpeas nicely complementing well-spiced, baked chicken breasts and roasted tomatoes.

The whole thing is topped off with a spicy yogurt sauce. Take a look at this simple recipe for more instruction.

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What’s your favorite chickpea recipe? Share your ideas with us in the comments section!

Sources:

  • https://www.thekitchn.com/vegetarian-lunch-chickpea-of-t-114022
  • https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/easy_chickpea_recipes?slide=9#leaderboardad
  • https://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2010/02/chana-masala/
  • https://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2013/03/chickpea-yogurt-dip
  • https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-braised-coconut-spinach-chickpeas-with-lemon-164551
  • https://www.macheesmo.com/2009/03/paprika-mediterranean-chicken/
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