Healthy Lunch Idea #6: Chickpea Cakes

photo (5)Similar to a crab cake but made with chickpeas, this savory treat will excite your taste buds! The base of this recipe was a no tahini hummus recipe, but as I was making the hummus, I changed my mind and decided to transform the pulsed chickpeas into a cake and it is absolutely divine!


  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt and pepper to flavor
  • 1-2 thick slices of deli ham (diced)
  • 2 slices of cheese or 1/2 c. shredded cheese (i used swiss)
  • 1/2 panko breadcrumbs
  1. add chickpeas, olive oil, cumin, garlic, water into the food processor and pulse until somewhat creamy but with slight coarse pieces
  2. combine mixture with panko, ham, and cheese
  3. form into 8 cakes and bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees
  4. serve with any dipping sauce; I used an avocado greek yogurt dip: 1 tbsp greek yogurt + 3tbsp avocado

Enjoy this scrumptious recipe! Of course if you would like it to be vegetarian, you can absolutely take out the ham.

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