Vegan Chard and Chickpea Bite-Size Patties

Chard and chickpea small patties baked in the oven (or fried) without eggs and flour - especially suitable for vegans but not only

  • Main DishesType
  • MediumDifficulty
  • 15-30 minPrep. Time
  • 38Serving/Unit


Chard leaves, 500 g
finely chopped (including the white part)
Onion, 2 large units
finely chopped
Cumin seeds, 1/2 teaspoon
Canola oil, 1/4 cup
for frying onions and chard
Chickpea, 350 g
cooked and coarsely crushed
Garlic, 3 cloves
Salt, 1 flat teaspoon
Black pepper, 1/2 flat teaspoon
coarsely ground
Cumin, 1 flat teaspoon
Sweet Moroccan paprika in oil, 1/3 flat teaspoon
Chickpea flour, 3 heaping tablespoons
Canola oil spray, 6 servings
for greasing the baking paper


1. Heat oil in a pan and fry the cumin seeds until their flavor opens, then fry the onion until golden. Add the chopped chard and fry for another 4-5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a deep bowl mix together the cooked chickpeas (and coarsely grated in a food processor), garlic, spices, and chickpea flour until all the mixture is uniform.
3. Add the chard and onion, and mix until the dough is uniform. Although it looks a bit watery it will not fall apart because the “glue” produced by the legumes is strong.
Two options for the finish:
1. Preheat the oven to 356°F (180°C). Line baking paper on a large baking tray, using the oil spray lightly grease the paper and arrange small patties on the tray. Put in the oven for about 35 minutes.
2. Heat oil in a pan and form small patties from the mixture with the help of 2 teaspoons (with your hands it is very dirty and sticky) to the pan. Remove to absorbent paper and serve.
3. Bon appetite (:

Total time: ±1 hour

Equipment: food processor.

The preparation method also includes frying. The spices in the recipe are according to personal taste. Serve with tahini on the side or on top of a labaneh cheese with olive oil. It is delicious to add to a salad or just as a snack with cucumber sticks and carrots. You can replace the chard in spinach and the chickpeas to green lentils. The nutritional value does not include the oil for frying if you choose the frying option instead of the baking option.

Nutritional Values Serving/Unit 100 Grams
Calories 48 cal 108 cal
Proteins 2 g 4 g
Carbohydrates 6 g 14 g
Fat 2 g 4 g
The nutritional values appearing on this website are intended to provide general information only, and do not constitute a recommendation, a substitute for consulting a specialist or receiving medical advice.
Iris Eshed Recipe by Iris Eshed
Vegan Chard and Chickpea Bite-Size Patties
Vegan chard and chickpea patties