Vegan Chickpea Patties

These little delightful patties are so versatile, you can have them with a green salad, in a pita as ‘falafels’, in a burger bun, the choice is yours!  I like to serve them with a large green salad, the flavours and textures are perfect together.

Vegan Chickpea Patties Recipe

Makes 10-12 patties


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 4 tablespoons each parsley and coriander, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 2 tablespoons spelt flour (or flour of your choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, ground (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon

Chickpea patties in skillet


  • Add all ingredients into a food processor.
  • Pulse a few times until it is similar in consistency to that of cookie batter.
  • Place in a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes to firm up the batter.
  • After 30 minutes, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • With your hands, make a ball out of one large tablespoon of batter.  Flatten a little bit.
  • Place in skillet in batches of about 4 at a time.
  • Fry for 4-5 minutes, then turn.  Repeat on the other side.
  • Remove patties from skillet.
  • Add the other tablespoon of olive oil and repeat frying steps for the remaining patties.
  • Remove from skillet and serve warm.

Vegan Chickpea Patties

Vegan Chickpea Patties and Green Salad

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