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National Chickpea Day

April 21

When is National Chickpea Day?

National Chickpea Day happens on Sunday April 21, 2024.

Celebrate National Chickpea Day with these Delicious Recipes!

Did you know that April 21st is National Chickpea Day? It’s the perfect excuse to celebrate this delicious and nutritious legume. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or just looking to add more plant-based meals into your diet, chickpeas are an excellent addition to any meal. Read on to learn how to use them in some of your favorite recipes!

Chickpea Curry

This savory dish is sure to be a hit with the whole family. To make it, start by sauteing onion and garlic. Add spices such as curry powder, cumin, coriander, and garam masala. Then add diced tomatoes and coconut milk and simmer until thickened. Finally stir in some drained and rinsed chickpeas for protein and let it simmer for about 10 minutes before serving over rice or quinoa.

Roasted Chickpeas

These crunchy little nuggets make for a great snack or topping for salads. Start by draining and rinsing chickpeas then drying them off completely with paper towels or a kitchen towel. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper (optional), and whatever other seasonings you like. Roast at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until golden brown then enjoy!

Chickpea Tuna Salad Sandwich

This vegan sandwich is surprisingly delicious – even fish-lovers will enjoy it! Start by combining mashed drained chickpeas with vegan mayo (or regular mayo if that’s what you have). Mix in relish, diced onion and celery, fresh herbs like parsley or dill if desired plus lemon juice for flavor. Spread onto your favorite bread then top with lettuce and tomato slices before enjoying.
There are so many ways to enjoy chickpeas! From savory curries to crunchy roasted snacks; from creamy tuna salad sandwiches to hearty soups; there’s no shortage of delicious dishes that can be made with this versatile legume. So don’t forget to mark today on your calendar – April 21st is National Chickpea Day!

When does National Chickpea Day happen next year?

National Chickpea Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Monday April 21, 2025
  • Tuesday April 21, 2026
  • Wednesday April 21, 2027
  • Friday April 21, 2028
  • Saturday April 21, 2029


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