8 Great Reasons to Include Chickpeas in Your Diet
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are part of the legume family.
While they have become more popular recently, chickpeas have been grown in Middle Eastern countries for thousands of years.
Their nutty taste and grainy texture pairs well with several other foods and ingredients.
As a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management and reducing the risk of several diseases.
Additionally, chickpeas are high in protein and make an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarian and vegan diets.
Easy Spiced Carrot and chickpea patties
Remember not over blend the chickpea mixture. Needs to still be chunky
1 carrot Large size grated)
1 garlic clove
1 can chickpeas (drain fluid)
1 1⁄2teaspoons Cumin
1 1⁄2teaspoons coriander powder or
fresh salt & pepper.
1 large egg ( or egg replacement)
One finely chopped red onion
4 Tablespoons coconut flour
1 cup of Panko Bread Cups
1 chopped chill
Peel the carrots, grate them coarsely and set them aside. Peel and roughly chop the garlic.
Drain and rinse the chickpeas and put them into a food processor with the garlic, ground spices, salt and pepper. Do not over process.
Add the carrot, egg, onion, chili, bread crumbs in a blow and hand mix all ingredients.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and divide the mixture into 6 small patties in lightly flour hands or 4 large burgers – your choice.
Fry in batches for 2–3 minutes on each side, until golden, then drain on kitchen paper.* Or you may Bake the patties for 15 minutes Serve with green salad of top with cucumber/yogurt