When I need to reset a little bit, and try to get my eating in check (like say, after a full day of eating sugar), the first blog I go to for ideas is Oh She Glows. The recipes on Angela’s blog are all vegan, and I swear you feel healthier just reading them. I have a small rotation of favourites, and this dish is one of them, because I’m not one of these people who can just eat a little salad at lunch and be set for the day. Real talk: I’ll be hungry like 20 minutes later.
These Crispy Chickpea Bites are ideal, and are perfect for a lazy summer dinner as they take about 10 minutes to pull together before tossing in the oven. They’re cousins to a couple of other recipes in my archives; the Hummus Cakes from way back when, and Falafel from last spring. These ones are great because if you have a can of chickpeas in the cupboard, you’re pretty much good to go.
I like to eat these on a pile of green leaf lettuce, with whatever veggies I have lying around (up there is baby cucumber, tomato, orange pepper), and a sprinkle of feta if I have it. It’s so good with Tahini-Garlic Sauce, and the leftovers pack up well to take to work for lunch, and you can heat them up in the microwave a bit before adding them to your salad. This is a great substitute for chicken, because I have this weird thing about reheating leftover chicken. It tastes so weird right?! We can talk about that another day!
Crispy Chickpea Bites
Source: Oh She Glows
Yield: you can shape the patties in whatever size you like, I think I got 8
thick slice red onion (or white onion, whatever you have around)
2 large garlic cloves
1 can chickpeas
3 tbsp flour (I like to use whole wheat flour)
1/4 tsp each cumin, ground coriander, chili powder
1/2 tsp coarse salt
2 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- This is so easy. Throw the onion and garlic into the food processor, and process until finely chopped. Throw in everything else. Process until the mixture is mostly smooth, with a little bit of texture. At this point, I usually transfer to a bowl and give everything a nice stir.
- Shape the mixture into little patties and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes turning halfway through, and add to your salad.