Although, the word “chickpea” conjures up an image of a stereotype; these little Chickpeas are actually a member of the wheat bean family. These little seeds are similar to the bean of the same name. However, they contain many healthy nutrients that Chickpeas do not.
Chickpeas are most famous for being a source of good, natural, gluten-free protein. The chickpea is an excellent source of vitamin K, which helps to fight against high blood pressure and other health issues. Chickpeas also make excellent substitutes for meats in a variety of recipes. This includes baked foods like pizzas and burgers, and grilled foods like tacos and wraps.
Different Types Of Vegan Chickpea Recipes
There are several different types of vegan chickpea recipes available today. While most commonly found in spicy Indian and Caribbean inspired dishes, these little gems can be found in so many other delicious and creative ways. If you’re not a big fan of the spices traditionally found in Indian and Caribbean dishes, there are plenty of vegan recipes using other interesting ingredients like peanuts or almonds that make for delicious substitutes.
With so many delicious options for vegan chickpea recipes, it can be hard to narrow it down to just one. I suggest picking up several recipes for meals you enjoy and see what combinations produce the best results. Many times you will need to adjust and substitute certain ingredients to get the consistency of the dish right. When cooking dried chickpeas, this is especially true.
Ingredients Are Common In Many Hummus Recipe
For instance, if you are preparing pita sandwiches with tomato sauce and additional cheese, vegan chickpea recipes will normally call for garlic powder, dried oregano and lemon juice. These ingredients are common in many hummus recipes. However, you may need to look elsewhere to get the tomatoes, which often come in liquid form. For example, you may use tomatoes in a jar with water in a blender. You can also use canned tomatoes or pickled tomatoes instead.
Many times sauces used in vegan chickpea recipes are quite hot. For example, tahini is a popular ingredient in Italian sauces, but it can also be used to create a delicious sauce for roasted vegetables. Tahini is an all-purpose herb and spice mixture. You can add it to various ingredients to create your own unique flavor combinations. You can even grind it up to make a fine ground powder to use in making a sweet and spicy peanut butter cookies recipe.
Chickpea patties can be served plain, baked, casserole style, stew style or as a nutritious, low calorie breakfast food. A vegan version of cream-based soups such as creams made with coconut milk and carrots is a good choice for those on the go. If you have the time, you can make your own creamy pasta sauce from scratch.
All it takes is a few spices and some ingredients from your spice cabinet. You can find a variety of vegan pasta recipes online or at your local bookstore. The trick is to use ingredients that are mild enough to be a substitute for regular cream, but not mild enough to make your meal plan unhealthy.
There are numerous vegetable dishes that could also be prepared as a vegan meal, including your standard garden salad. If you roast a salad leafy green of any kind, such as spinach or kale, it can be made into a delicious vegan roasted salad recipe that everyone will love. You can dress the salad with an olive oil, lemon juice and vinegar dressing, or you can add chickpeas and tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds and black pepper. You can choose to serve your salad either hot or cold. If you want to go the healthier route, you can serve your chickpea salad with a yogurt sauce or with a lemon cream cheese dressing.