This is a really simple recipe for a chickpea patty. It’s incredibly easy, vegan, and there are 100 different variations you can try. I almost always prefer to have my protein via bean or lentil dishes, but having a little protein patty is always a nice change. You can put it on a bun for the perfect veggie burger or toss a nice fresh salad over it for a lighter, healthy, and super delicious meal. Also these are 100% amazing for freezing. Just make big batches, once cooled wrap individually and freeze for later. And thank me later for saving tons of money on overpriced, processed veggie burgers 😉
About 2 cups dried chickpeas, soaked overnight and drained OR one can chickpeas
2 medium sized carrots peeled and shredded (about one cup, unpacked)
1/3 cup corn
1/3 cup peas
1 small onion
2 cloves of garlic
A handful or two of spinach
A big handful of fresh herbs*
3 tablespoons bread crumbs
3 tablespoons flour
spices about half a teaspoon of each: smoked paprika, cumin**
salt and pepper
oil for cooking
-preheat oven to 400 degrees
*here it’s paired with a light salad of arugula, red onion, green onion, cucumber, herbs, radish, pomegranate, and avocado with a touch of olive oil and white wine vinegar. (It was amazing.)
*this recipe is much like a glorified, healthy, vegetable adding falafel dish. It’s very much the same expect packed with vegetables and not deep fried. You want to skip out on the veggies? Fine. Want to add more vegetables? Awesome. Just be sure you stick with the base and about the same amounts. This recipe also works great with mushrooms (they will become a weird brown, but still delicious), zucchini, potato, sweet potato, etc etc.
*for herbs: Here I used dill, parsley, and cilantro, because that’s what I had in my fridge. But I’m also partial to a basil, thyme, and oregano combination.
*for spices: Again, use what you have and your favorite cooking combinations. How about curry, coriander, and chill?
*you can skip over the frying step if you’d like. I’ve done it, it works. Just be sure to cook for a longer period of time in the oven. I recommend pan cooking first because it will enhance the texture, the hold, and the crust of the patty. Either way, they’re delicious 😉