Chickpea Croquettes

Photo: Chickpea Croquettes
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are delicious legumes that are low in fat, full of protein, and high in fiber.
6-12 Servings
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon coriander
  • ¼ cup lemon juice + 2 Tablespoons
  • ¾ cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ⅔ cup unbleached flour
  • 2-3 Tablespoons safflower oil + more if needed
  1. In a food processor combine chickpeas, onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, and ¼ cup lemon juice. Pulse until chickpeas are coarsely
  2. Transfer to a large bowl and add bell pepper, zucchini, breadcrumbs, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Pour flour into a medium sized bowl.
  4. Roll chickpea mixture into 1” balls. Roll balls into flour and gently shake to remove excess flour. Press into patties. Should yield 20-24 patties.
  5. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, fry patties for 8-10 minutes or until browned. Flip patties and fry for another 3-4 minutes or until browned. Add more oil if needed.
  6. Serve with your favorite dip or sauce. Enjoy!