Delicious Plant-Based Chickpea Recipe Ideas - Chef Cynthia Louise
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Cooking Plant-Based with Delicious Chickpea

Are you ready to go on a cooking adventure that’s not only delicious but also eco-friendly? If you’re a fan of chickpeas, you’re in for a treat! In this blog, we’ll explore various tasty plant-based chickpea recipes that will make you forget about meat. So put on your apron, and let’s start cooking with chickpeas.

To begin, why chickpeas are such a standout ingredient in plant-based cooking. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are not only tasty but also incredibly versatile and loaded with nutrients. They’re an excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Additionally, they’re low in fat and can easily replace meat in many dishes. Now that we’ve highlighted the greatness of chickpeas, let’s jump into the recipes!

Creamy Chickpea Cashew Nut Curry

I present to you this chickpea and cashew nut curry recipe. A curry recipe without the curry, but bear with me, I call it a curry ‘coz it looks like one. And it’s equally delicious. To those nut-free people out there who want to do this but are kinda thinking that “Oh, this one is not for me because it has nuts…” – watch the vid and see how you can twist this recipe around. This recipe is the quickest situation I’ve made all week. Perfect for winter weather or when you just need a bit of #comfort after a long and not-so-good day. The rich, creamy, luxurious sauce of this chickpea cashew nut curry is like a much-needed cuddle from the inside out.

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Crunchy Roasted Spiced Chickpeas

I have always wanted to make crunchy chickpeas as they’re yummy and fun to eat. Healthy snacking? Yep, #winning! I was able to buy one before in a packet in the supermarket, but to my dismay, they’re really oily, gross, stale, rancid, etc… Super annoying. So, I am just thrilled that my mate Lasmi came up with this crunchy chickpea recipe one time when we were mocking in the kitchen. Super cool! This recipe I will use as a salad add-on, but you can basically, just snack on it. Totally add to this as you prefer, like a few more seeds, different spices, and so on… It’s the beauty of making your own, you are in control of what you use and what you put on – ingredients that will do good to your body.

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Creamy Gluten-Free Hummus

Hummus is one of those dips that all my friends and family buy. They never EVER make hummus from scratch. Why? Well, cause it’s easier to buy a pre-made dip than it is to soak, cook for hours, let it cool, then blend, and try your best to master it. And most of the time, it doesn’t cut it – the flavour, that is. For me, it’s a no-brainer to make hummus from scratch. I personally couldn’t think of a better recipe to teach you.

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My Thoughts

Chickpeas are incredibly versatile in the world of cooking. They easily adapt to different flavors and cuisines, making them a fundamental ingredient in plant-based dishes. Additionally, they offer numerous health benefits, such as aiding digestion and promoting heart health. So, why not include chickpeas regularly in your meals?

To sum it up, cooking with chickpeas in plant-based recipes isn’t just tasty; it’s a thrilling culinary journey filled with various tastes, textures, and endless creative options. Whether you’re making curries, burgers, or even desserts, there are no boundaries to what you can craft with these simple legumes. So, go ahead, step into your kitchen, and let your inner chef shine with these delightful chickpea-based recipes. Your taste buds and the environment will appreciate it! Happy cooking to all fellow chickpea enthusiasts!

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About the Author

Chef Cynthia Louise is an Internationally acclaimed MasterChef, speaker, author, restaurant consultant, teacher and television presenter in wholefood, dairy-free cooking. She also has the worlds first online cooking classes focused on dairy-free plant-based whole foods with recipes that people are raving about and changing people's health, one delicious bite at a time. Chef Cynthia loves nothing more than educating people about the simplicity and vitality of a plant-based, whole foods lifestyle. Each dish is like art on a plate and her flavour combinations nourish the soul and get everyone talking.