I think everyone should have an arsenal of chickpea dinner recipes! For those nights when you need something fast, don’t have anything thawed, or simply want to add in some more healthy chickpea recipes that are also vegetarian into your weeknight dinner mix! With a whopping 28 grams of vegetarian protein per serving, even my meat-loving husband found this meal satisfying. And bonus, it’s ready in just 20 minutes. Sharing all of this, plus some of my other favorite canned chickpea recipes below!
Did you stumble upon this wondering what to make with chickpeas? You’re at the right place. I love chickpea meals – they are filling, affordable, and super nutritious. This one is inspired by Greek flavors and is made easy in one big skillet. The chickpea and cauliflower mixture is then topped with fresh cucumbers and tomatoes and served with a scoop of tzatziki sauce and a side of warm pita. It’s SO good!
How to Make Greek Chickpea Dinner Recipe
This healthy chickpea recipe is incredibly easy, and as always, takes less than 30 minutes!
- Prep ingredients – First we’ll drain the chickpeas, dice the onion, and trim the cauliflower.
- Cook vegetables – Heat the oil in a large skillet and cook the onion and cauliflower for 3-4 minutes.
- Season the skillet chickpea dinner – Sprinkle the beans with sea salt, dried oregano, and dill for traditional Greek flavors.
- Cook chickpeas – This easy chickpea recipe cooks the chickpeas for just a few minutes. Cooking with chickpeas is easy because the beans are already cooked, which is why they just need a few minutes here. Remove from heat and nestle in slices of feta cheese. Set aside.
- Prep chickpea dinner fixings – Make tzatziki, slice cucumbers, halve tomatoes, and broil pita bread.
Are Chickpeas Healthy?
Yes, no matter what you call them, canned chickpeas and canned garbanzo beans are incredibly healthy! Not only are they a great source of plant-based protein, but they’re high in fiber – something most of us can use more of!
I love them so much I’m sharing more chickpea meal ideas below!
How to Store Skillet Canned Chickpea Recipe
Chickpea dishes like this Greek skillet chickpea dinner recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or hot skillet and serve with fresh toppings and with pita bread.
Greek Healthy Chickpea Dinner Recipe Nutrition + Substitutes:
This canned chickpea recipe is already pretty nutritious, but here are some simple swaps + ways to add even more nutrition into this meal:
- Greens – Serve this healthy chickpea recipe with some fresh baby greens for even more nutrition and crunch.
- Pita chips – If you don’t have fresh pita bread, you can also serve
- Diary-free – Wish this canned chickpea recipe was vegan? Simply omit the feta cheese and make the tzatziki with your favorite plant-based plain yogurt. (Thicker yogurt is best!)
More Canned Chickpea Recipes:
If you like simple chickpea recipes like this one, you might also like some of these other canned chickpea recipes. (Many of these are vegetarian chickpea recipes!)
- 10-Minute Garbanzo Bean Salad – Easy, fresh, and the perfect make-ahead lunch or dinner side.
- Roasted Asparagus Quinoa Salad – Asparagus, roasted asparagus, and chickpeas all tossed with quinoa and a simple vinaigrette. SO good!
- Pasta Fagioli Soup – this satisfying soup is a family favorite. Tons of flavor from Italian sausage and my favorite secret soup ingredient.
- Quinoa Grain Bowl – This vegan meal prep is a great lunch – filling, fresh, and packed with plant-based protein.
Looking for some EASY chickpea dinner recipes? This 20 min Greek skillet is a healthy chickpea recipe with 28 g veg protein and loads of satisfying flavor!
- 2 15-oz. cans garbanzo beans
- 1/4 red onion
- 12 oz. cauliflower florets
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil (plus more for serving)
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp. dried dill
- 4 oz. feta cheese, cut into slices
- tzatziki sauce
- 1 cup sliced cucumbers
- 1 cup grape tomatoes
- hummus (optional)
- pita bread
- Prep ingredients:
Drain garbanzo beans.
Cut cauliflower into small florets.
- Make tzatziki if making it from scratch.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and cauliflower and cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Add beans and oregano into the skillet. Toss to combine and sprinkle with sea salt, oregano, and dill. Cook for another 3 minutes. Take off of heat and nestle in slices of feta. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and set aside.
- Finish prepping toppings:
Thinly slice cucumbers.
Halve grape tomatoes.
Broil pita bread until warm and lightly toasted.
- Nutrition facts do not include optional hummus and pita for serving.
- Pita chips can also be used for scooping and serving!
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