Vegetarians in the know love chickpeas, which are found in classics like hummus and falafel as well as more unusual recipes. They can take the place of other beans in just about any recipe and offer a slight nutty flavor along with protein, manganese, and many other essential nutrients.
Beans and legumes are an excellent source of vegetarian protein and a staple of many vegetarian diets. The drawback is that they take a long time to prepare, but once you know the techniques, you’ll find it’s not difficult at all.
Couscous is a grain made of semolina commonly eaten in North Africa with vegetables and meat, fish, and/or poultry. This vegetarian version, simple vegetable couscous, is less common, but no less delicious.