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    Grilled Chickpea Salad Sandwich

    When my mother comes to visit, she enjoys a good old-fashioned chicken salad sandwich. As a vegetarian, I make chickpea salad sandwiches all the time and finally had the guts to make one for her. After some hesitation, she tasted it and was instantly hooked! —Dannika Stevenson, Akron, Ohio

    Dilly Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

    2 reviews

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


    Air-Fryer Chickpea and Red Onion Burgers

    1 review

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


    Chopped Greek Salad in a Jar

    We translated this Mediterranean-inspired favorite from Jenn Tidwell of Fair Oaks, California, into a layered lunch beauty. You’ll get some...


    Potluck Pasta Soup

    2 reviews

    In an attempt to duplicate a soup served at an Italian restaurant, I came up with this recipe. Friends and...

    Tortellini Bean Salad

    5 reviews

    Beans will bring bravos when you present this pleasant pasta and veggie salad. "I first made it for friends who...


    Veggie Bean Salad

    A colorful blend of hearty beans and crunchy vegetables is what brings folks back for seconds after they try this...

    Italian Bean Salad

    Bottled dressing adds flavor in a flash to this salad sent in by Sue Ross of Casa Grande, Arizona. "The...


    Colorful Three-Bean Soup

    1 review

    When I was growing up, my mother prepared many different soups, each seasoned just right. She often made this colorful...


    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...


    Turkey White Chili

    9 reviews

    Growing up in a Pennsylvania Dutch area, I was surrounded by excellent cooks and wonderful foods. I enjoy experimenting with...

    Tasty-Italian Vegetable Soup

    11 reviews

    Here's a dish that will warm you up fast. It takes just 25 minutes until you can sit down and...


    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...


    Homemade Kielbasa Bean Soup

    1 review

    LaVerne Brandmeyer of San Antonio, Texas shares this satisfying soup that's full of good-for-you ingredients, such as potatoes, cabbage and...


    Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup

    1 review

    Chock-full of vegetables and beans, this hearty soup is sure to satisfy your hungry bunch on a winter night. Writes...


    Ham ‘n’ Chickpea Soup

    5 reviews

    Chock-full of ham, vegetables, chickpeas and orzo, this hearty soup is loaded with good-for-you flavor. Linda Arnold sends the recipe...

    Favorite Garbanzo Bean Salad

    4 reviews

    Gonzo for garbanzos, Eleanor Glofka found a way to duplicate a favorite restaurant recipe at home. "It's excellent as a...


    Fancy Bean Salad

    5 reviews

    Bursting with a colorful crunch, this bean salad is a snap thanks to store-bought salad dressing.
    Iola Eagle, Bella...


    Garbanzo Bean Pitas

    This a wonderful meatless recipe for informal dinners and quick lunches alike. I add a little horseradish to my pitas...


    Fast Meatball Vegetable Soup

    3 reviews

    Marcia Piaskowski of Plantsville,Connecticut shares the recipe for this satisfying soup that uses frozen meatballs. It cooks on the stovetop...


    Cold Bean Salad

    Ann Mulford's recipe for Two-Bean Salad doesn't disappoint. The Lincolnville, Maine, reader says, “This mixed salad sure is a winner....


    Macaroni Bean Salad

    4 reviews

    Two types of store-bought beans, a convenient can of olives and lots of cheese make this easy pasta salad, shared...


    Chickpea Sandwich Spread

    Trish Quinn of Cheyenne, Wyoming came up with this spread as an alternative to lunch meat. "The pickle juice gives...


    Bean Vegetable Chili

    Because it is so hearty, no one misses the meat in this chili. Both family and friends ask me to...

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    Turkey & Bulgur Salad

    Cranberry juice concentrate gives this wonderful luncheon salad a burst of flavor. Carole likes to line a serving platter with...


    Kidney Bean and Chickpea Salad

    1 review

    In Miami, Florida, Terri Webber picks this zesty salad when she needs a crowd-pleaser that's as close as her pantry....


    Sweet Potato & Chickpea Salad

    3 reviews

    Take this colorful dish to the buffet at a family gathering, or enjoy it as a great meal all by...


    Vegetable Bean Chili

    1 review

    Meet the Cook: Because it is so hearty, no one misses the meat in this chili. Both family - my...


    Greek Salad with Bean Spread Pitas

    For a healthy on-the-go meal, combine fresh Greek salad with zesty hummus. You can also serve the spread with crackers...


    Hot Five-Bean Salad

    1 review

    This crowd-pleaser is like a German potato salad made with colorful beans. My mom's been preparing this salad for years—it's...