Instant Pot Chickpeas

Instant Pot Chickpeas

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If you looking for a quicker way to cook up some chickpeas and avoid buying the canned stuff, I have the perfect recipe for you. This recipe for Instant Pot chickpeas allows you to make a whole batch of chickpeas from scratch in less than an hour!

scooping a spoonful of cooked chickpeas

Healthy and Delicious Instant Pot Chickpeas

I don’t know about you but I’ve been craving something light and fresh with the summer months. One of my favorite meals to make is this Mediterranean chickpea salad with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and parsley. It’s perfect to eat on a hot day!

instant pot chickpeas in a white bowl

And the great news is that I figured out the perfect recipe for making chickpeas in the Instant Pot!

a spoonful of cooked garbanzo beans

All you need are three ingredients- dry chickpeas, salt, and water. That’s it. Also, no soaking needed! Honestly, cooking chickpeas has never been easier.

adding dried chickpeas into the instant pot

Difference Between Chickpeas and Garbanzo Beans

Now you might be sort of confused and might be wondering, “I thought these chickpeas were called garbanzo beans?” or “Aren’t chickpeas and garbanzo beans the same thing?”


Well, I’m here to finally tell you the truth. A chickpea and a garbanzo bean are actually the same bean or legume. So much so, that when you go out to buy chickpeas from the grocery store, you will find both names on the can since the names are used interchangeably. It’s wild!

Instant Pot Chickpeas

If you have extra chickpeas leftover and are looking for a crunchy snack, try cooking chickpeas in the air fryer and season to taste. They are so good!

garbanzo beans in a white bowl

How To Cook Chickpeas In The Instant Pot

This recipe is incredibly simple. All you need to do it put the chickpeas, water, and salt into the Instant Pot.

adding dried chickpeas, water and salt into Instant Pot

Close the lid and turn the valve to a sealing position. Press the “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” button and set the time to 45 minutes on HIGH pressure.

When the Instant Pot is done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam, drain the chickpeas and serve.

Cooked chickpeas in Instant pot

See? Quick and easy!

scooping out cooked garbanzo beans from instant pot

What To Serve With Chickpeas

I have to say, chickpeas are an incredibly versatile ingredient. When I make a batch of my Instant Pot chickpeas, I always like to whip up some of my classic hummus to eat as a snack throughout the week as well as having them in a container in the fridge to toss in some salads.

cooked chickpeas

I love to toss them into this quinoa pesto salad and top it off with some cherry tomatoes for a quick and healthy lunch. Sometimes, if I’m not in the mood to cook up some sort of meat protein, I love to add these cooked chickpeas to serval different salads and bowls to act as an extra source of protein like this vegan buddha bowl!

cooked garbanzo beans in an instant pot

So delicious!

using a spoon to eat chickpeas from white bowl

More Instant Pot Recipes

If you loved these quick and easy Instant Pot chickpeas, check out some of the other Instant Pot recipes I have shared on the blog!

These are some of my current go-to’s:

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Instant Pot Chickpeas

Cooking chickpeas a.k.a. garbanzo beans in the Instant Pot is so easy! No soaking needed! Chickpeas cooked from scratch are so much tastier then canned ones! Once you try Instant Pot chickpeas, you won't want to eat ones from the can!
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chickpeas, garbanzo beans
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Diet: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 206kcal


  • 1 lb dry chickpeas
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 tbsp salt

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  • Put chickpeas, water and salt in the Instant Pot. Close the lid and turn the valve to a Sealing position. Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the time to 45 minutes on High pressure.
  • When the Instant Pot is done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam. Drain the chickpeas and serve.


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Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 496mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 4mg
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