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Veteran – Chickpea Cakes and Corn Salsa

It’s not summer yet…but you can tell by this recipe that I am excited for summer to come.  One of my children’s favorite dinners is fresh corn on the cob.  I actually purchased some fresh corn this week and it wasn’t too bad.  But it reminded me of our yummy CORN SALSA recipe!  I thought some chickpea cakes on top would help make it a complete meal.  I have had this chickpea recipe for years now, unfortunately I don’t recall where I got it?  But for some reason I have never shared it on Whole Food Mommies until now.  They are super good and super easy!  The corn salsa and the cakes are so good together.  I actually feel proud of myself for coming up with this dinner!  Hope you enjoy!

Chickpea Cakes


1 TBS Oil

1/4 cup onion, diced

1/4 cup green pepper, diced

1 celery stalk, diced

1 28 oz can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained (Garbonzo beans)

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp paprika

4 TBS fresh parsley, chopped

2 TBS flour

1 TBS Cornstarch

Salt and Pepper to taste

Oil for frying


Saute the onion, green pepper and celery in the oil until softened (5-7 minutes).

Place chickpeas in a food processor along with the onion mixture and pulse until the chickpeas are no longer whole.  But don’t process too much.  Place chickpeas in a bowl and add the spices and parsley.  Mix well.  Add flour and cornstarch and mix well (I used whole wheat pastry flour).  Place in fridge for 30 minutes.

Heat oil in a frying pan on medium/medium-high (350 degrees).  Shape chickpea mixture into 12 patties and fry in batches, and 2-3 minutes per side, or until crispy and browned.  Flip a few times if they are browning too quickly.

Place Chickpea Cakes over Corn Salsa…and top with Avocado.  My kids liked this meal with a little Creamy Tomatillo Dressing.


Recipe found HERE

Source: WFM 1-10

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