This easy chickpea scramble is the perfect recipe for a delicious, quick and easy meal. It's high in protein and ready in just 10 minutes!
I'm totally in love with this scramble because is so simple and tasty! It's the perfect breakfast, although I also make it a lot for dinner because you just need 10 minutes to prepare an amazing, nutritious dish.
Serve it with your favorite ingredients like salad, raw or cooked veggies, carbs (potatoes and bread are my favorite ones), some healthy fat like avocado or anything you have on hand.
We made this recipe oil-free cooking the scramble with no oil and using homemade oil-free hummus, but feel free to add some oil to the scramble or the hummus, it's up to you!
If you like our easy chickpea scramble, check out these recipes: simple vegan fried rice, vegan tortilla (Spanish omelette) and vegan breakfast tacos.
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Easy Chickpea Scramble (10 Minutes)
For the chickpea scramble:
- 15 ounces canned or cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon sea or kala namak salt
- 6 tablespoon hummus
For serving (optional):
- Sautéed mushrooms
- Bread, gluten-free if needed
- Cherry tomatoes
- Add the chickpeas and the lemon juice to a mixing bowl and mash them with a fork.
- Add the spices and the hummus and mash again until well combined.
- Cook the chickpea scramble in a frying pan over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. We didn't add oil or any liquid.
- Serve with your favorite ingredients. We served our scramble with some sautéed mushrooms (we cooked them in a frying pan until golden brown with no oil), bread, avocado and cherry tomatoes.
- Keep the chickpea scramble in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- We prefer to use kala namak salt because it makes this recipe tastes like a real egg scramble, but any type of salt is okay.
- Add your favorite spices or herbs to the scramble and serve with your favorite ingredients.
- Hummus makes the scramble more fluffy and less dry, but feel free to use other dips like baba ghanoush or even tahini (we would add less tahini and some water instead).
- Recipe inspired by Minimalist Baker.
Great recipe! Craving tofu scramble this morning but I didn't have any tofu so I quickly looked online for a chickpea omelet & I came across your recipe & said to myself, I have all these ingredients except hummus. So, I whipped this up using my mock tuna salad & it came out pretty darn good. I've never made this before & I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out. It had the consistency of mashed potatoes but it tasted delicious! I'll be keeping this recipe. Thanks!!
Iosune Robles says
Sounds delicious! So glad you liked our recipe 🙂
Nadine Pretorius says
Was amaaaaaazing 😍😍 used black salt which gave it a really nice eggy taste too aince i couldn't get the salt you suggested. Thanks so much!
Iosune Robles says
Hi Nadine! So glad you liked it 🙂 Have a nice day!
Great egg substitute. Good flavor. Will make it again and introduce to my family when they come to visit.
Hi looks good - but could you also post the oil free hummus recipe you used. Thx so much!
Hi Cindy! I just used my hummus recipe and didn't add any oil 🙂
First attempt, served with salsa - love it will definitely make again! Thank you!
Hi CS! You're so welcome 🙂 So glad you liked it!
I'm not vegan or vegetarian but this was really delicious, definitely a dish I will be making again
Oh and instead of hummus I used tahini and added a bit of water
Hi Stephanie! So glad you enjoyed it 🙂
We didn't have hummus on hand so I mashed up avocado with it instead. It was still delicious!
Hi Erin! Sounds great too 🙂 SO glad you liked it!
Great alternative to eggs. Woke up this morning tired of eggs. This was delicious - used olive oil and smoked paprika pinch. Also pulsed the chick peas (easier on the wrists!). Great recipe.
Hi Ted! Thanks a lot 🙂 Sounds amazing!