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A pan of roasted chickpeas are a great start to this vegetarian tasty meal

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Chickpeas are not only an excellent source of plant-based protein, but they are one of the most easily customizable foods. Simply add in your favorite flavors and you can transform an ordinary chickpea into a salty, savory, spicy, or flavorful dish. It's really that simple.
While chickpeas are a go-to option for many people who are following a vegetarian diet, it's easy to get stuck in a recipe rut. Here are a few of our favorite dishes for instant inspiration. Enjoy!
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1. Roasted chickpea gyros (h/t Live Eat Learn)
Simply roast up some chickpeas and combine lettuce, tomatoes, and onions and put it all together on a delicious pita. The crunchy texture of the chickpeas is what really makes this dish pop. You'll love it!
2. Buffalo chickpea pizza (h/t fooduzzi)
You've heard of Buffalo chicken pizza, now try the vegetarian alternative. It's just as flavorful as the traditional recipe, but the added deliciousness of chickpeas takes it to the next level. Make this your go-to pizza dish on those busy weekdays!
3. Healthy Mexican chickpea salads (h/t Isabel Eats)
This fresh, easy recipe is sure to become your favorite salad ever! It is really easy to throw together and the flavorful zest is both surprising and delicious. Plus, all the ingredients are good for you!
4. Stuffed butternut squash (h/t Well Plated)
Chickpeas are complimented by kale, cranberries, and quinoa in this recipe. Not only does it taste incredible, but it looks absolutely amazing, too! Make your tabletop beautiful and your stomach full with this tasty dish.
5. Potato, chickpea, and spinach curry (h/t Grab a Plate)
Have your home smelling delicious with this flavorful recipe. It's a rich, creamy meal that requires little effort and all the comforts of a satisfying dish.
6. Vegetarian chickpea burger (h/t Diabetes Forecast)
Have a hankering for a juicy burger? You can still indulge even if you follow a vegetarian diet. Simply substitute chickpeas and you have a decadent burger fit for a king!
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