These chickpea patties are so flavourful that vegetarians and carnivores alike will ask for more. They are also highly nutritious due to the addition of chia seeds. Chia seeds are very beneficial to your health because they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber and calcium.
You can serve these vegetarian patties with sweet potato fries and green vegetables or a salad or just have them as a snack.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 8 patties
14 g (1 tablespoon) olive oil or grape seed oil
6 green onions, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
398 g (14 oz) cooked chickpeas
200 g (7 oz) cooked Adzuki beans
57 g (1/3 cup +1 tablespoon) regular or gluten-free breadcrumbs
10 ml (2 teaspoons) fresh grated ginger
10 ml (2 teaspoons) yellow mustard
14 g (1 tablespoon) ground chia seeds
2 large eggs
56.7 g (1/4 cup) grated Parmiggiano Reggiano or almond flour
28 g (2 tablespoons) chopped flat leave parsley
Oil for frying
- In a pan, add olive oil, green onions and garlic and cook until onions become soft. Set aside.
- Using a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle, ground the chia seeds to a powder. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the chickpeas and adzuki beans and use a potato masher to mash the beans to a course consistency.
- Add all the ingredients and combine well. Form into 8 balls and carefully flatten to form the patties.
- Heat the oil in a large ceramic coated frying (or regular non-stick) pan over medium-high heat and cook, in batches, for 3 minutes each side or until golden. Carefully remove each patty from the pan and drain on absorbent paper.
- Serve with your favourite sides.
This chickpea recipe is so easy to make that you will never want to buy the pre-packaged veggie patties ever again!