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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.


2. Pasta with roasted aubergines, chickpeas and tomatoes

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


3. Spicy cauliflower and chickpea tortillas

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


4. Chickpea, nut and cranberry salad

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


5. Spiced chickpea bakes

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


6. Chicken curry with chickpeas

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


7. Spiced chickpea and chicken fritters

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


8. Spiced vegetables and chickpeas

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


9. Curried tomato chickpeas

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


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.