Monday, September 24, 2012

Chickpea Patties Brown Bag Series #2

This week in my brown bag is a Chickpea Patty. The patty consists primarily of chick peas and herbs with just a little bit of whole wheat bread crumbs and egg for binding. Combined with some mixed greens and topped with some tahini and feta cheese I think it makes for a healthy lunch.

Chickpeas, AKA, garbanzo beans contain 12.5 grams of fiber per cup.  They are high in protein and a good source of folic acid.  This versatile little bean pairs well with just about everything; making it a very valuable pantry item.  You can add them to soups, mix them in salads or chop them down to make these patties.

Chickpea Patties

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3⁄4 cup flat-leaf (Italian) parsley
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1⁄3 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
3⁄4 tsp hot paprika
1⁄2 tsp smoked or regular sea salt
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

In food processor, combine chickpeas and parsley; pulse until finely chopped.
Transfer chickpea mixture to a medium bowl and stir in egg, bread crumbs, paprika and salt. Form into four 3⁄4-inch (2 cm) thick patties.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add patties and cook for 4 minutes. Turn and cook for 4 minutes.
Transfer patties to plate and serve with greens, tahini and feta cheese.


  1. I love chickpeas. These patties sound great!

  2. i didn;t know you could do that with chickpeas? GENIUS!

  3. Oh these look great and I am excited to make some very soon. I love chick peas but never thought about using them this way.

  4. This looks delish! I am going to try this. I bought Chickpeas for the first time the other day. Time to give it a whirl!