15 Minute Marinated Chickpeas

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Marinated Chickpeas Perfect for Meal Prep or a Quick Meal

Look, I know beans can be boring without putting in some effort to make them more interesting.

But, it doesn’t take much work at all to increase their tastiness.

Case in point: this marinated chickpea recipe that only takes 15 minutes to make.

The deliciousness to amount of effort ratio on this recipe is off the charts. It is perfect for a make ahead appetizer with some toasted bread or meal prep for the week. You may even notice that they taste better after a day or two.

How Long Will These Marinated Chickpeas Keep?

The chickpeas will keep for 3-4 days covered in the refrigerator. Reheat or let come to room temperature.

Marinated Chickpeas for Meal Prep

How Can I Use These Marinated Chickpeas For Meal Prep?

This recipe produces about 3 cups. Simply increase the amounts of each ingredient in the same ratios for a larger yield. Note that one 15 oz. can of chickpeas is about 1.5 cups of drained chickpeas.

Using dried beans makes this a very economical recipe. It would only cost a few dollars to make a weeks worth of these beans. If you’re not sure how to cook dried beans, check out this guide:

How to Make Dried Beans

Here are some canned vs. dried vs. cooked bean conversions that you may find useful if you are scaling this recipe.

Bean Conversions

Can I Use a Different Type of Bean?

Definitely! Great northern, cannellini, baby lima, navy beans, or a mixture of them would work great.

15 Minute Chickpeas


What Should I Serve These Chickpeas With?

This chickpea dish can be eaten on its own for a meal. But, it is also a delicious and healthy side dish. Here are some recipes that would match perfectly with this salad to make a filling, delicious meal:

15 Minute Chickpea Recipe

15 Minute Marinated Chickpeas Perfect for Meal Prep

Nick @ walktoeat
Make this 15 minute marinated chickpea recipe as a make ahead appetizer or meal prep. A quick and easy way to make flavorful, healthy beans.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, entree, Meal Prep
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 3
Calories 146 kcal


  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 3 leaves of kale, stems removed, finely chopped
  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained (or 3 cups of cooked dried chickpeas)
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Kosher salt


  • Combine shallot and vinegar in a small bowl and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Add kale to a large bowl. Add olive oil and red pepper (if using). Season with salt.
  • Add drained chickpeas to kale mixture. Toss and season generously with salt.
  • Add shallot mixture to chickpeas and toss to combine..


Calories: 146kcalFat: 15g
Keyword marinated chickpeas, meal prep, 15 minute meal, chickpeas
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2 thoughts on “15 Minute Marinated Chickpeas”

  1. Just made this today and it’s delicious! I switched out the kale for spinach and added garlic and I love it! Thanks for sharing, chickpeas RULE!


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