Vegan Chickpea Scramble


Vegan Chickpea Scramble

Chickpeas are my new best friends – not only because they are single-handedly responsible for the existence of Hummus, but because they can do this!

Vegan Chickpea Scramble

Yes, chickpea scramble is a thing! It might not be as fluffy as the Tofu Scramble, but boy does it taste AWESOME!

I used spinach with my scramble and it really complemented the flavors. Just make sure you add the spinach during the last minutes of cooking (please refer to the video recipe below).

Vegan Chickpea Scramble

I used a pinch of turmeric for that extra golden color (and a warm flavor).

Vegan Chickpea Scramble
5 from 3 votes

Vegan Chickpea Scramble

Delicious vegan chickpea scramble recipe.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword chickpea, vegan chickpea scramble
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 181 kcal
Author Veganbell


  • 1/2 cup chickpeas soaked overnight, and cooked until tender
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 chilies optional
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • Pinch turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt
  • 2 cups spinach roughly chopped


  1. Soak half cup chickpeas for at least 8 hours. Then cook (with a cup of water) until tender. I used a pressure cooker and 6-7 whistles worked just fine. 
  2. Once they're cooked, drain and mash the chickpeas. Set aside.
  3. Heat a pan over low-medium heat. Add the coconut oil.
  4. Once it's hot, add garlic + onion + chili and saute until light brown.
  5. Add mashed chickpeas, bell pepper, tomato, turmeric, smoked paprika, and salt.
  6. Mix well and cook for 5-6 minutes over low-medium heat. 
  7. Then add the spinach and mix again. Cook for another 2-3 minutes over low-medium. Your vegan chickpea scramble is now ready.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  1. You can also use canned chickpeas if you like. 
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Chickpea Scramble
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.3g 11%
Sodium 1421.7mg 59%
Total Carbohydrates 23.5g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6.8g 27%
Sugars 6.9g
Protein 10.1g 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Not a fan of tofu scramble; this was bomb! Chunky, smokey, salty, great texture

    Used the leftover veggies from the week; onion, garlic, a few diced mushrooms, diced radishes, shaved brussel sprouts, half a bell pepper and a tomato.

    I was lazy and used a can of chickpeas. So much food! Will be making a breakfast burrito with the other half tomorrow.

    Tl;Dr: Super customizable, super delicious

  2. Prepared this earlier for brunch and my husband and I loved it. Although I didn’t have any turmeric, but will try making again using it. Thank you for sharing. Btw, what is that other recipe in the picture? Looks like bread+mayo?