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Aquafaba just might be the most perfect vegan egg substitute ever, but what do you do with all those the garbanzo beans after draining the thick water that goes by that fun-to-say name? You can make hummus (but many of those bean dip recipes also call for aqafaba). Or, you can try one of these 8 awesome dishes to help you use up those garbanzos, also known as chickpeas.

For 1 can of Garbanzos:

Chickpea Sandwich Filling is a savory, satisfying substitute for tuna or chicken salad.

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Call this sandwich filling falafel light. Photo via Meredith Publishing

Chickpea Stew combines garbanzos, potatoes, tomatoes, and spices for a hearty main dish that's super easy to make.

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This hearty dish is great hot or chilled. Photo by Buckwheat Queen

Espinacas con Garbanzos traces its origins to the Mediterranean, where it's still served in Spain's best tapas bars.

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6) A staple in Spanish tapas bars.

For 2 cans of Garbanzos

Waffled Falafel is a clever work around if you don't want to fry those chickpea patties.

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Waffle irons turn up the crisp on falafel.

Spicy Vegan Potato Curry tastes rich thanks to coconut milk, but eats healthy. Yes, you can have no-guilt second helpings.

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Turn up the heat on this spicy stew. Photo by voraciousgirl

For 3 cans or more of Garbanzos

Nacho-Flavored Roasted Chickpeas turn crunchy in the oven, while nutritional yeast delivers the crave-worthy cheese flavor.

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Nacho average roasted snack. Photo via Meredith Publishing

Marinated Chickpeas get a brilliant blast of citrus from lemon zest, with garlic and fresh parsley adding more personality.

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Marinated in garlic and citrus, this recipe is easily doubled.


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