by Justine Pattison

Chickpeas are filling, delicious, easy to cook and cheap, making them the perfect choice for students. See also our easy hummus recipe and easy falafel recipe for more ways to shuzsh up that tin!

Each serving provides 357 kcal, 14.5g protein, 30g carbohydrates (of which 11g sugars), 18g fat (of which 3g saturates), 10g fibre and 0.4g salt.

Light meals & snacks

Buyer's guide

If buying dried chickpeas, look for firm examples with a uniform beige colour. Choose canned chickpeas stored in water, rather than brine.


Dried chickpeas can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to one year without deterioration. Cooked chickpeas can be frozen.