Packed full of healthy ingredients, these flavorful Chickpea Patties (also known as Chickpea Fritters or Chickpea Burgers) are a delicious plant-based meal option!
Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are so healthy and a great source of protein and fiber! I always have a can on hand in the pantry, so that I can easily whip up a batch of hummus, chickpea salad, or these scrumptious chickpea patties.
This recipe is also a great source of potassium and provides over 100% of the Recommended Daily Intake for both vitamin A and vitamin C... in just one patty!
Not only are they super healthy, but taste incredible too! So much better than store-bought veggie burgers!
Ingredients you will need
Chickpeas - One can/carton with no added salt (drained and rinsed) or 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas are used for this recipe.
Oats - Instant, quick, or old-fashioned rolled oats work well.
Veggies - I used a yellow bell pepper, red onion, carrot, and garlic. Feel free to mix up the vegetables with whichever ones you have on hand. Mushrooms, zucchini, kale, and spinach would also be great!
Herbs & Spices - I used fresh parsley, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Feel free to use your favorite spices. Add some heat with a little cayenne pepper if desired!
How to Prepare
First you will grate the carrot, bell pepper, and onion in a food processor. Transfer the veggies to a colander and squeeze with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
Chop the parsley, and mince the garlic.
Next, add the chickpeas and oats to the food processor and blend for 1 minute or until a dough forms. It will look crumbly, but is quite smooth once formed into patties.
Combine the chickpea mixture, vegetables, parsley, and spices together in a mixing bowl.
Form the mixture into four patties.
Heat the oil in large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the chickpea patties and cook for three minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove the patties from the pan, and set on a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
Serve the patties as chickpea burgers, in a wrap, or alongside a tossed salad or cooked veggies.
Garnish the patties with traditional condiments, tzatziki, or even avocado sauce!
Frequently Asked Questions
No, you can dice the onion and pepper, use shredded carrots, and mash the chickpeas with a fork or potato masher. The oats can be processed in a coffee grinder, or oat flour may be substituted.
Personally, I like to double or triple the recipe and meal prep lunches for the week. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Did you make this recipe? Leave me a comment below. I love to hear from my readers!
Other plant-based recipes you are going to love:
- Stuffed Pepper Soup
- The Best Healthy Pizza
- Vegetarian Burrito Bowl
- Tomato Goat Cheese Bake
- Italian Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers
- Spinach, Tomato & Cheese Frittata
- Superfood Salad with Kale and Blueberries
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- Food Processor
- Large Skillet
- Mixing Bowl
- 1 15 ounce can/carton Chickpeas no salt added, rinsed and drained
- 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
- ½ Red Onion
- 1 Carrot
- 4 Garlic Cloves
- ½ cup Fresh Parsley
- ½ cup Oats instant, quick, or old-fashioned
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
- ½ cup Avocado Oil for frying
- Grate the bell pepper, onion, and carrot in a food processor
- Squeeze the vegetables with a paper towel in a colander to remove excess moisture.
- Chop the parsley, and mince the garlic.
- Add the chickpeas and oats to the food processor and blend for 1 minute or until a dough forms.
- Combine the chickpea mixture, vegetables, parsley, and spices together in a mixing bowl, and then form into four patties.
- Heat the oil in large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the chickpea patties and cook for three minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Set the patties on a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
- Serve, and enjoy!
- If you don't have a food processor, you can mash the chickpeas with a potato masher or fork, and the vegetables can be diced small with a knife. The oats can be processed in a coffee grinder or oat flour may be substituted.
- Serve as chickpea burgers, in a wrap, or alongside a tossed salad or cooked veggies.
- Garnish with your traditional condiments, tzatziki or avocado sauce.
- Chickpea patties can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. They are great for meal prepping lunches for the week!
I tried these for the first time and they were AMAZING! They are full of flavor and easy to make.
Glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
With 4 cloves of garlic, why add garlic powder?
That's a great question! I've always cooked with both minced garlic and garlic powder. I will also use both chopped onion and onion powder. I wondered myself if this was a standard cooking practice or an oddity of my own, lol. So... I reached out to a group of fellow food bloggers, and they agreed that garlic cloves and garlic powder added different depths of flavor! Up to you, you could limit yourself to one or the other, but I personally prefer both! You can never have too much garlic. 😉
Thank you for this recipe, my family enjoyed it a lot. One question: can you store the patties in the freezer? I like to make a big batches of food and freeze.
Yes, store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months!