Cheaper than chips, tinned chickpeas are an ideal storecupboard standby. Just drain, rinse and try one of these delicious ideas
Toss them into a Spanish salad
Fry chorizo or bacon with garlic in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil. Whisk in a little vinegar to make a warm dressing, and toss with chickpeas, sundried tomatoes and rocket leaves for a main course salad.
Use them to bulk things up
Use them to thrill a veggie
Turn them into bar snacks
Chickpeas make these tasty little crisps to nibble with a drink. Toss chickpeas with oil, your favourite seasoning (try garam masala, or paprika and cumin), then roast in a medium oven until golden. For a more American take, try roasting these garbanzo beans (as they call them) buffalo style, with hot sauce like this young snack wizard did.
Roll them into cookie dough
These tasty balls of goodness from Texanerin feature none other than the lowly chickpea. They're vegan, grain-, gluten- AND dairy-free so you can feel truly virtuous popping these into your mouth. Sort of. (But not really because they're still, ya know, cookies.)
.... but if you're still just in the mood to make hummus
Why not try upping your game with this delightfully purple beetroot hummus recipe from The Year In Food? If you can't get hold of fresh beets, jarred will work just as well for colour. This red pepper one is also a kiddy favourite.
To add extra fun, try adding to a small baking dish and topping with breadcrumbs. Bake in a medium oven until the crumbs are crisp and serve with raw colourful vegetables for dipping.