Pack on the protein with 4 easy (and sometimes sweet) chickpea recipes

Chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) are part of the legume family and a staple in most pantries these days. Their versatile nature and high nutritional value pack a one-two punch, making it a no-brainer to level up your favorite dishes with these popular pulses.

Use them straight from the can to beef up stews or salads, mash them up to use as a binding agent or even incorporate the water in which they’re cooked or canned (aquafaba) into your baking creations.

Below, three chefs share their favorite chickpea-based recipes.