Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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    Spicy Roasted Carrot Hummus

    2 reviews

    Carrot hummus is a wonderful appetizer for Easter, Mother’s Day or any spring gathering. The roasted carrots give this hummus such a bright, fresh flavor. People who say they don’t like hummus have loved this version! —Anne Ormond, Dover, New Hampshire

    Zesty Citrus Snack Mix

    This snack mix combines two of my favorite snacks (pita chips and roasted garbanzo beans) with nuts, pretzels and a...

    Festive Pumpkin Falafel

    My pumpkin falafels are a healthy twist on the classic. Pumpkin adds a light sweetness to the vegan falafel while...

    Chili-Lime Air-Fried Chickpeas

    2 reviews

    Looking for a lighter snack that's still a crowd-pleaser? You've found it! These air-fried chickpeas will have everyone happily munching....

    Slow-Cooker Chicken Tagine with Pumpkin

    1 review

    I first discovered tagines—Moroccan stews—when my oldest son was a baby, and I've loved them ever since. I used a...

    Dilly Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

    3 reviews

    These chickpea salad sandwiches are super flavorful and contain less fat and cholesterol than chicken salad. They make delightful picnic...

    Portobello and Chickpea Sheet-Pan Supper

    4 reviews

    This is a fantastic meatless dinner or an amazing side dish. It works well with a variety of sheet-pan-roasted vegetables....

    Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

    6 reviews

    I love to serve this pumpkin hummus with sliced apples, pears and pita chips. Top it with toasted pumpkin seeds,...

    Slow-Cooker Chickpea Tagine

    2 reviews

    While traveling through Morocco, my wife and I fell in love with the complex flavors of the many tagines we...

    Mediterranean Chickpeas

    13 reviews

    Add this to your meatless Monday lineup. It's great with feta cheese on top. —Elaine Ober, Brookline, Massachusetts

    Avocado & Garbanzo Bean Quinoa Salad

    1 review

    This delicious quinoa avocado salad is high in protein and holds well in the fridge for a few days. If...

    Fully Loaded Chili

    16 reviews

    With lean ground beef, four types of beans and lots of seasonings and toppings, this chili is truly "fully loaded."...

    Chickpea & Potato Curry

    5 reviews

    I make chana masala, the classic Indian chickpea curry, in my slow cooker. First browning the onion, ginger and garlic...

    Southwest Hummus Dip

    4 reviews

    Not your ordinary hummus, this dip is a combination of two things I love—chick peas and Southwestern flavors. You can...

    Quick Italian Veggie Skillet

    7 reviews

    When you don’t know what to serve, Italian flavors are a good starting point. We combine cannellini and garbanzo beans...

    Slow Cooker Vegetable Bean Soup

    1 review

    Kitchen staples and canned goods help me get this heartwarming soup on the table with very little preparation. Feel free...

    Slow-Cooked White Chili

    6 reviews

    This satisfying slow-simmered chili features chicken, two kinds of beans and crunchy corn. "It's quick, easy and tastes great," says...

    Chickpea ‘n’ Red Onion Burgers

    3 reviews

    When chilly days arrive and we retire the grill to the garage, I bake a batch of chickpea veggie burgers....

    Roasted Sweet Potato & Chickpea Pitas

    2 reviews

    Here's a hearty take on Mediterranean food, this time with sweet potatoes tucked inside. These unique pockets are delicious for...

    Lemon-Garlic Hummus

    20 reviews

    You'll need just five ingredients to blend together this smooth and creamy bean dip. It's delicious and quick to make....

    Lick-the-Bowl-Clean Hummus

    15 reviews

    Everyone loves hummus, but I enjoy the garlic and onion types so much that I decided to let them shine...

    Zippy Vegetarian Chili

    3 reviews

    Hominy and garbanzo beans are interesting additions to this zippy chili recipe that uses canned goods from the cupboard. I...

    Hearty Chickpea Potpie

    3 reviews

    This veggie potpie is so savory and satisfying! The spring veggies, easy prep and impressive presentation make it a perfect...

    Four-Bean Salad

    10 reviews

    "MY MOTHER gave me this recipe. It was actually a three-bean salad, but I added the garbanzo beans (which are...

    Chickpea Fritters with Sweet-Spicy Sauce

    2 reviews

    Chickpeas are a common ingredient in many dishes in Pakistan, where I grew up. I have combined the light spice...

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    Roasted Curried Chickpeas and Cauliflower

    6 reviews

    When there’s not much time to cook, try roasting potatoes and cauliflower with chickpeas for a warm-you-up dinner. It's a...

    Spinach-Orzo Salad with Chickpeas

    1 review

    The first version of this salad was an experiment in mixing together some random ingredients I had on hand. It...

    Tangy Four-Bean Salad

    2 reviews

    Canned beans makes this colorful salad easy to fix, while a no-fuss dressing lends sweet-and-sour flair. Green pepper and mushrooms...

    Taco Bean Soup

    4 reviews

    This hearty three-bean soup is very easy to fix. You can add a can of green chiles if you like...

    Two-Bean Hummus

    2 reviews

    My children love this easy hummus and even like to help me make it! Hummus is a fantastic way to...

    Gluten-Free Brownies

    16 reviews

    “No one ever guesses that these fudgy, moist brownies are gluten-free, as well as flourless and, actually, made with beans!”...