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A white, rimmed bowl has been filled with a bed of cooked rice and a scrambled chickpea mixture, then sprinkled with bright green parsley.
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25 Nutritious Vegan Chickpea Recipes: Easy Chickpea Scramble

Author - Gena Hamshaw
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yields: 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 8-10 ounces white button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes (to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas (2 14.5-ounce cans, rinsed and drained)
  • Cooked whole grains (for serving)
  • Fresh chopped parsley leaves (for serving)
  • Hot sauce (optional, for serving)


  • Heat the oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the onion and peppers. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes, or until the onion is clear and soft. Add a few tablespoons of water as needed to prevent the vegetables from sticking.
  • Add the mushrooms and a pinch of salt. Mix the vegetables and cover the skillet. Allow the mushrooms to cook for another five minutes, or until they’ve released their liquid and are soft and cooked through.
  • While the vegetables cook, mix your spices (salt, turmeric, chili powder, smoked paprika, and pepper flakes) together. When the mushrooms are cooked, add the spice blend, the nutritional yeast, and the chickpeas, as well as about a third or half cup of water. Stir the mixture thoroughly to be sure everything is well combined. Continue to cook for another 5-7 minutes, or until everything is hot and and the chickpeas are just starting to get crispy. Check the mixture for seasoning and season to taste with additional spices, salt, or pepper.
  • To serve, divide the chickpea scramble over even portions of cooked rice, another whole grain, or toast. Garnish with lime wedges and a sprinkle of parsley. Add some hot sauce, if you like. Enjoy!