Moroccan Chickpea Patties Review


While researching factory farming for FUN I came across The United States Humane Society and their End Factory Farming Campaign. Not only is this site full of useful information it also has a recipe section promoting humane eating! That is right up my ally and started looking through the recipes and found this little gem! You can find the original recipe here since I switched a few on the ingredients out due to food allergies.

I thought this recipe tasted great! The ingredient list seems daunting but it was a cinch to put together and the taste was insane! The flavors really went well together and since I just made a whole pound of garbanzo beans I went out and bought two more fennel bulbs and made more for freezing! My kids ate them and made no comment of their unique taste but then again my kids are very used to NEW! The hubby thought they were similar in texture to potato patties which I won't argue but the taste made up for it! If you are looking for something you have never tried before that is exciting to taste then this recipe is for you!


1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium fennel bulb, minced
1/2 cup fresh dill from fennel plant
1⁄8 tsp sea salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup mixed bell pepper chopped
2 cups cooked garbanzo beans
1 medium clove garlic, chopped
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil for mixing
2 tsp fresh ginger
1⁄2 tsp sea salt
1⁄4 tsp cumin
3⁄4 tsp paprika
1⁄8 tsp cinnamon
1⁄3 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup good quality breadcrumbs
3 tbsp chia seeds
1⁄8 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp olive oil for frying patties


Heat the oil on medium heat in a fry pan. Fry the fennel bulb and dill for about 5 minutes. Add the peppers and cook until the fennel has softened. Set aside.

In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, fennel, peppers, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, ginger, salt, cumin, paprika and cinnamon and puree until the mixture is smooth. Set processor in fridge until ready to make your patties or at least an hour so they are firm.

Mix the breadcrumbs, chia seeds and sea salt, and pour onto a plate. Take 1/3 cup and form patties then dip both sides in the breadcrumb mixture.

Heat the oil on medium heat in a fry pan and fry the patties for about 7-9 minutes on each side, until lightly browned, flipping only once!

Your patties are ready to be served as a burger, over a salad or anything you can come up with!


chayacomfycook said...

I have made one or to Moroccan dishes and we liked them. This sounds like a great choice for another Moroccan dish.

Anna said...

Oh man can you invite me over =] The lentil + walnut patties were friggin awesome these sound great too

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