How to Make Roasted Chickpeas

This is a very beany-y moment in time for many of us.  We know that beans are an insanely great source of plant-based protein, fiber and nutrients.  We know that they are cheap, and low in fat.  We know that they have a really long shelf life.  

Average Nutritional Value of 1 Cup Beans:

  • 15 grams protein
  • 45 grams carbs
  • 16 grams fiber (20% Daily Value) 
  • 8% Calcium Daily Value
  • 21% Magnesium Daily Value
  • 21% Potassium DV
  • 60% Folate Daily Value
  • 230 Calories 

Here are 11 recipes to make with canned beans using other pantry staples or commonly available ingredients.

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11 Recipes to Make with Canned Beans

Our pantries are full.  But we all probably need some news ideas for ways to put those beans to work.  Here are 10 things to make with canned beans utilizing other pantry staples or common regularly available ingredients.  (and feel free to mix and match and swap different beans in different recipes).

Modern Three Bean Salad

A contemporary version of a classic side dish, with the addition of whole grains, hearts of palm, and fresh herbs to brighten it up.

Southwest Black Bean and Corn Salad

Beautiful, easy, inexpensive, vegetarian, satisfying.

Chickpea Salad

This colorful, healthy vegetarian salad can be served as an entrée or a side dish. Leave out the feta for a vegan chickpea salad recipe (and the honey if you’re hard core)!

Bulgur Wheat, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Gratin

This casserole can be served as a vegetarian main course or a substantial side.

Beef, Black Bean and Jalapeno Chili

Can you ever have too many chili recipes? Trick question.

Roasted Chickpea, Apple and Feta Salad

This salad tastes like a whole lot more work than it is – terrific flavor, fun textures, and lots of color.

Buffalo Chicken and White Bean Chili

The flavor of buffalo chicken wings translated into a healthy white chicken chili.

Butternut Squash and White Bean Ragout

Healthy and satisfying, plus a serious dose of good-lookingness (which is now officially a word).

Lentils and Carrots with Dried Apricots

Just the thing to make your vegetarian peeps happy. This can be a main or a side dish, as you like.

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing

This salad will make you feel happy making it, happy serving it, and even happier eating it.

How to Make Roasted Chickpeas

It is so simple to turn a can of chickpeas into an interesting snack or cocktail nibble, not to mention a great topping for soups and salads.

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