The humble chickpea has been named as the hero legume for 2017 and it’s easy to see why. Chickpeas are a good source of both fibre and protein and, best of all, you can pick them up for less than 50p a tin.

So what are you waiting for? Here are 10 recipes, each using a 400g tin of chickpeas.

1. Deliciously Ella’s coconut Thai curry with chickpeas

Vegetarian, dairy-free, low in sugar and low in calories – try Ella’s curry on #MeatFreeMonday.

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2. Pasta with roasted aubergines, chickpeas and tomatoes

Add some summertime flavour to your day with this pasta dinner.

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3. Spicy cauliflower and chickpea tortillas

These quick and easy tortillas have five of your recommended 5-a-day in just one portion.

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4. Chickpea, nut and cranberry salad

You can throw together this salad in just 20 minutes – it’s a perfect packed lunch recipe.

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5. Spiced chickpea bakes

These savoury muffin-style bites are great to snack on or for lunch, served with a green salad.

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6. Chicken curry with chickpeas

It’s great to bulk out your favourite curry with chickpeas, like in this quick and easy chicken curry

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7. Spiced chickpea and chicken fritters

High in protein but low in fat, calories and sugar – these fritters make a filling lunch or dinner.

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8. Spiced vegetables and chickpeas

Cook your favourite vegetables in this speedy curry then add chickpeas and serve with wraps.

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9. Curried tomato chickpeas

A bowl of goodness with lots of fresh veggies, garlic, tomatoes and coriander.

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10. Chargrilled pumpkin, halloumi and chickpea salad

You can replace the pumpkin with squash or sweet potato, so you can enjoy the recipe all year round.

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