15 Black Bean and Chickpea Recipes {Pulse Power}

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15 Black Bean and Chickpea Recipes

This post is sponsored by USA Pulses and Pulse Canada, but our opinions are our own. 

Today, we are sharing 15 of our favorite Black Bean and Chickpea Recipes to celebrate the International Year of Pulses! The year of the what???? PULSES! Pulses are a category of superfoods that includes dry peas, chickpeas, lentils and beans. Not only are they a healthy food group, they’re also sustainable, affordable and versatile.

Pulses are loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. We eat a lot of pulses at our house because I am a vegetarian. They are a great alternative protein source. Pulses are affordable and you can buy them in bulk or canned at the grocery store.

Our pantry is always stocked with a variety of pulses, but black beans and chickpeas are our favorite. We love them and our boys love them too!

Here are 15 Black Bean and Chickpea Recipes that we love and we think you will love them too! These recipes are easy, healthy, delicious…and a great way to get more pulses into your diet!

TOP ROW: Chickpea, Avocado and Feta Salad // Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos // Smashed Chickpea, Avocado and Pesto Salad
SECOND ROW: Black Bean and Enchilada Bake // Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Cucumbers, Lemon, Dill and Feta // Chickpea Farro Soup
THIRD ROW: Black Bean Corn Salsa // Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos // Black Bean Sweet Potato Tostadas
FOURTH ROW: Easy Black Bean Dip // Sweet Potato and Black Bean Mexican Salad // Slow Cooker Vegan Sweet Potato Chili
BOTTOM ROW: Chickpea, Pesto, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad // White Chickpea Chili // Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Yum! My boyfriend and I love pulses, but black beans and chickpeas are our absolute favourites! So thanks for these recipe suggestions – we’ll be sure to try some out 🙂

  2. Chickpea, avocado and feta salad is already on my menu for this weekend – a knitting and spinning retreat weekend with girlfriends.  I’ve made it before and I think they’ll love it!

  3. Black beans and chickpeas are a staple for us too so it’s great to see this round up! Dying to make those Black Bean Sweet Potato Tostadas! 

  4. I am going to organize chickpea party for my friends but was not having good idea to cook them in delicious way. Your 15 recipes are pretty helpful for me and I have noted them down. I visited topicsmill.com/essay for adding your 15 recipes ideas for my essay topics and I am sure many people will love it due to being more interesting and easy to understand.