You're reading an article about chickpeas, that doesn’t say the word hummus, because hummus is the basic girl of chickpea products. I'm here to enlighten you on some recipes that will show you the true flavor and deliciousness that comes from these little beans. Please make and enjoy these recipes.

1. Roasted Chickpeas

legume, cereal, vegetable, chickpeas, pea, meat, nut, garbanzo
Kirby Barth

Let’s be honest, anything roasted is going to be good, but this is a health alternative to those greasy potato chips you would normally much on during a movie. With a quick 30-minute cook time, you will have a roasted, delicious chickpea that you can snack on.

2. Eggplant Chickpea Stew

soup, beans, tomato, vegetable, legume, garbanzo
Amanda Shulman

We know that eggplants pair well with tomato sauce because of eggplant parmesan, so this stew is the perfect meal for winter. Packed full of nutrients and veggies, top it off with the chickpeas to create a warm stew to satisfy your stomach.

3. Apple Chickpea Hash

vegetable, parsley, onion, pepper, salad, potato
Kendra Valkema

Kale is the super food that keeps on giving. We can create a satisfying hash that includes our favorite apples, chickpeas, and kale. Hash typically contains potatoes, but this is a healthier version of the traditional dish.

4. Spicy Chickpea Burgers with Shoestring Sweet Potato Fries and Sriracha Mayo

lettuce, sandwich, bread, meat, tomato, bun, vegetable
Charlotte Cohen

I'll be the first to say that I go through some Morning Star veggie burgers, but once you taste these babies you won’t ever go back. Between the mayo, avocado, and the chickpea burger, this combination is AMAZING.

5. Sweet and Spicy Chickpea Curry

risotto, rice, vegetable, pasta, parsley, basil
Kevin Kiefer

Anything curry is guaranteed to be good, but this takes an interesting twist to the typical “rice and beans” meal we all enjoy. The list of ingredients for this recipe are simple and you probably have most of them hiding in your fridge. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves a savory, filling and meal.

6. Chana Masala

legume, chickpeas, garbanzo, parsley
Sini Choi

Chana Masala is a traditional Indian meal that combines intense flavors, chickpeas, lemons, and tomatoes. There are many different versions of this dish that you can make to spice up your life. With that being said, steam up some rice or eat it like a chili, because either way this is going to be amazing.

7. Chickpea Cookie Dough

chocolate, cream, sweet, dairy product, milk, coffee, candy, cake
Abbie Ginis

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “how the hell do those two things work together?” Well I’m here to tell you that there are many ways that you can use chickpeas in sweet treats. Clearly you shouldn’t knock it before you try it, according to the review it just tastes like the nut butter of your choice.

8. Chickpea Cookie Pie

cream, chocolate, pie, ice cream
Dara Ades

I’m here to lay down another sweet treat that involves chickpeas. Who doesn't love cookies, pie, and being healthy? In a perfect world, I could eat 100 cookies a day and reap no negative effects from it. This sweet treat will help you feel a little bit healthier while you're enjoying a dessert after one of the entrees above.

9.  Chickpea and Quinoa Salad

vegetable, meat, pepper, rice, legume, seafood
Caitlin Wolper

This is a simple salad you can make if you want something quick and light. Chickpeas are a good source of protein, and paired with spinach and quinoa this is the perfect way to refuel in the middle of the busy school day.

10. Pesto Pasta with Chickpeas and Tomatoes

pasta, broccoli, pesto, spaghetti, vegetable
Julia Maguire

Pesto is a seasoning you can use on a variety of dishes. This pasta is packed full of flavor and beautiful colors.  This would be a great thing to meal prep the night before a busy day of classes that will keep you fueled and satisfied all day.

Now you have 10 different ways to use chickpeas that aren’t as basic as hummus and are just as yummy. I now challenge you to try at least one of these over the next week, because everyone needs to get outside of their comfort zone.