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Chickpea Fritters


Protein-packed and so versatile, canned chickpeas are a pantry must-have that can make a meal in minutes. Try this easy idea for serving up these super staples.

  • Yield: Makes 6 fritters

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Everyday Food, October 2013


  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) rinsed and drained chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Olive oil
  • Salad and lemon wedges, for serving


  1. In a food processor, pulse together chickpeas, scallions, and cilantro until a coarse paste forms. Pulse in flour, egg, and salt. Heat 1/4 inch olive oil in a large skillet over medium high. Add chickpea mixture to skillet, 1/4 cup at a time, pressing to form patties. Cook until golden brown on both sides, turning once, 4 to 5 minutes. Serve with salad and lemon wedges.

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