10+ 10-Minute Hummus Lunch Recipes

10+ 10-Minute Hummus Lunch Recipes

Enjoy the light taste and earthy sweetness of chickpeas in these delicious lunch recipes. Versatile legumes are packed with nutrients and pair wonderfully with the spices, citrus fruits, leafy greens, and creamy sauces you’ll find in those salads, sandwiches, and grain bowls. Recipes like this Chickpea Salad Sandwich, Bell Pepper Salad, and Chickpea Feta Salad make bright, refreshing, and delicious midday meals.


Mashed chickpea salad with dill and capers


This creamy and light vegetarian salad is packed with bright, herbaceous goodness. It’s great served on its own alongside a sandwich or veggie burger instead of potato salad or coleslaw. You can also turn it into a light lunch by adding a handful of arugula to enjoy as a green salad. Double the recipe and put it in the refrigerator to have on hand throughout the week.



Mason jar power salad with chickpeas and tuna


This power salad will give you energy for hours, thanks to 26 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber. Stir the sauce and cabbage and then leave them in the jar, softening them enough that you don’t need to massage or cook them to make them tender.



Hummus salad sandwich


Photography/Caitlin Pencil, Food Styling/Ruth Blackburn

This vegetarian chickpea salad sandwich is lemony, bright, and surprisingly delicious. It has all the flavors of a classic tuna salad sandwich — dill, lemon, and a little garlic — but with chickpeas instead to add a plant-based source of protein and a healthy boost of fiber. Celery brings a nice crunch.



Chickpea “chicken” salad.


This chickpea salad is a vegetarian version of the classic chicken salad. It does not mimic the flavor of chicken. He swaps chickpeas for chicken. It’s the perfect recipe if you’re looking for simple, healthy lunch ideas. It’s a delicious plant-based alternative that’s full of fiber! Plus, they’re easily portable, perfect for picnics and will definitely spice up your usual desk lunch. So, whether you need healthy lunch ideas for work or school, or healthy lunch ideas for kids and teens alike, this fresh and creamy chickpea salad may be the answer.



Hummus and roasted red pepper rolls with tahini sauce


This tangy, nutty tahini sauce combines uncooked ingredients like canned chickpeas and roasted red peppers for easy-to-make lettuce wraps. Prepare these rolls ahead of time for a quick lunch or dinner. A few slices of warm pita bread finishes off the meal perfectly.



Sweet pepper and feta chickpea salad


Photographer: Rachel Marek, Food Stylist: Lauren McNeely

This easy no-cook chickpea salad comes together quickly, making it the perfect choice on busy days. Red wine vinegar brightens the dish, while feta adds a tangy, slightly salty flavor.



Chili-marinated chickpea salad


Photographer: Rachel Marek, Food Stylist: Lauren McNeely

This delicious chickpea salad gets its heat from sambal oelek, a ground chile paste. Carrots provide a crunchy texture that contrasts with the chickpeas in this easy, no-cook recipe.



Cranberry, walnut and chickpea salad


Photographer: Rachel Marek, Food Stylist: Lauren McNeely

We swap out the chickpeas for chicken to make a satisfying vegetarian main dish that’s perfect for lunch. Cranberries add a sweet-tart flavor, while toasted walnuts and celery provide a crunch. Serve over leafy greens or use as a sandwich filling.



Hummus and kale toast


Ted and Chelsea Kavanaugh

This healthy croutons recipe combines chickpeas, kale, and feta for a delicious meal.



Buffalo chickpea salad


Photographer: Rachel Marek, Food Stylist: Lauren McNeely

We’ve taken all the flavors you know and love from Buffalo wings and used them in this vegan chickpea salad. The celery adds a satisfying crunch, while the blue cheese provides a cooling element to balance out the hot sauce. Serve over leafy greens or use as a sandwich filling.



Quinoa and chickpea salad with roasted red pepper hummus dressing


This delicious vegetarian salad is packed with plant power ingredients: chickpeas, quinoa, and chickpeas. We love the crunch of sunflower seeds and the unexpected flavor of roasted peppers.



Brussels sprouts salad with crunchy chickpeas


This healthy, fiber-rich salad comes together in just 10 minutes. Serve them immediately or pack them in individual servings for four highly satisfying high-fiber lunches for the week ahead. To cut down on prep time, we use pre-cut Brussels sprouts from the produce department and store-bought roasted chickpeas. Look for roasted chickpea snacks along with healthy snacks or nuts at your grocery store.



3-Ingredients of hummus with cabbage and sun-dried tomatoes


Carolyn A. Hodges, R.D

Oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes pull double duty in this hummus and kale recipe. Use the oil in the jar to cook the cabbage, then add sun-dried tomatoes to add flavor and texture to the dish.



Chickpea and Veggie Grain Bowl


This high-fiber vegan grain bowl is packed with colorful veggies and plant-based protein to keep you feeling energized and satisfied.


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