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).

Recipe Video

Vegan Chickpea Scramble

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Vegan Chickpea Scramble




Yield 2 cups

Delicious vegan chickpea scramble recipe.


  • 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 of 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.


  1. You can also use canned chickpeas if you like. 

Courses Breakfast

Cuisine American

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 181

% Daily Value

Total Fat 7.3 g


Sodium 1421.7 mg


Total Carbohydrates 23.5 g


Dietary Fiber 6.8 g


Sugars 6.9 g

Protein 10.1 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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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?