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With the supermarket shelves looking a little emptier than usual, lots of us are having to swap our trusty Free Food favourites for interesting new ingredients we may not have thought about before. If you’ve picked up something you’ve never tried, or you want to use up a forgotten can that’s hiding in the back of your cupboard, it can be tricky to know how to transform it into a delicious, healthy meal. 

Of course, we can help – and our lovely reader Carol put us to the test. She asked:

“I have a tin of chickpeas. What can I do with them as I don’t have tahini to make hummus?”

We love chickpeas here at Slimming World. They’re brilliant for packing some extra-filling power into your midweek meals, or they can play a starring role in their own tasty dish – so it wasn’t too tricky to pull together some great chickpea recipes to help you make the most of this store-cupboard superstar.

Slimming World chickpea recipes

Slimming World vegetable dhansak

This delicious vegan curry is brimming with colourful vegetables, lentils and chickpeas – the perfect dish for a stay-at-home curry night.

Vegetable dhansak - chickpea recipes - Slimming World Blog

Roasted red pepper and chive falafels

A classic chickpea recipe. Whizz them up with some wholemeal bread, red peppers and spices and, before you know it, you’ll have a bite-size snack that’s great for movie nights.

Roasted red pepper and chive falafels - chickpea recipes - Slimming World Blog

Moroccan lamb with aubergine and peppers

Discover the warming flavours of North Africa with this mouth-watering medley of lamb, peppers, aubergines and chickpeas.

Moroccan lamb with aubergines and peppers - chickpea recipes - Slimming World Blog

Veggie pakoras

Fancy spicing up your lunchtime menu? We’ll show you how to transform your chickpeas into a healthy Indian snack.

Veggie pakoras - chickpea recipes - Slimming World Blog

Slimming World chickpea curry

Our quick and easy chickpea recipe makes a fantastically filling – and totally tasty – midweek meal or weekend fakeaway.

Cauliflower, chickpea and spinach curry - chickpea recipes - Slimming World Blog

If we’ve inspired you to try out some tasty chickpea recipes – or you’ve transformed another store-cupboard superhero into a delicious dish – we’d love to share your fab foodie photos on the blog or on social (#theSlimmingWorldblog).

And if you’ve got something in your cupboard that you’re not sure what to do with – let us know and we’ll do our best to help you.

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