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Chickpea Croquettes with Greek Salad Topping

Whole chickpeas give these sautéed croquettes a hearty texture.

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Topping

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1 cucumber, quartered and sliced (1 cup)
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1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
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2 green onions, chopped
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2 Tbs. lemon juice
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1 Tbs. olive oil
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½ cup crumbled low-fat vegan feta cheese, optional

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Croquettes

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1 cup chickpea flour
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2 tsp. ground cumin
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1 tsp. chili powder
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½ tsp. salt
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1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
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4 green onions, chopped (½ cup)
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½ cup diced red bell pepper
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¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
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2 Tbs. lemon juice
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1 Tbs. olive oil
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2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)

Instructions: 

1. To make Topping: Toss together cucumber, tomatoes, green onions, lemon juice, and oil in bowl. Gently stir in feta crumbles. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, and set aside.

2. To make Croquettes: Whisk together chickpea flour, cumin, chili powder, and salt in bowl. Whisk in ¾ cup hot water. Stir in remaining ingredients, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

3. Coat nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Scoop 4¼-cup dollops of chickpea mixture into skillet, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden. Flip with spatula, and cook 3 to 4 minutes more. Repeat with remaining chickpea mixture. Serve each Croquette topped with ¼ cup Topping.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
314
Protein: 
12 g
Total Fat: 
11 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
Carbohydrates: 
45 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
534 mg
Fiber: 
9 g
Sugar: 
6 g
Yield: 
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

I made this wonderful croquettes for dinner, and they're just so yummy!! and with the salad topping it's just so filling and tasty, quick to make if you have everything on hand :)

I have never posted on VT before, although I use the recipes all the time, and this one should certainly win an award. It is simple, yet delicious!

Absolutely delicious. Never used Chickpea flour before. Had no trouble finding it in my grocery store. Very happy that I made this recipe - it's a keeper.

Excellent, quick, everyone liked this, even the 'I don't eat beans' person

Love the recipe- used it several times as an appetizer- just make smaller sizes for dipping in dips - a big hit

Yummy and easy to prepare. This has become a staple in our house and my husband absolutely loves it. Just another way we eat right.

I didn't have chickpea flour so I substituted with whole wheat flour and they still turned out delicious.

I have made these several times and YUM YUM they are the best. I mash half of my chick peas and leave the other half amount whole. The first time I made them I did not have chickpea flour so I used breadcrumbs. Worked well. I have since found the CP flour but I still add a little breadcrumbs too.

I made this with tzatziki and whole wheat pitas, very good!

These are great! But they were pretty dry (although I may have overcooked them) so the Greek topping is really necessary.

These were excellent - and can be prepared quickly. I am new to Vegetarian Times, and this was one of many excellent recipes that we'll be adding to our repertoire.

I did have trouble finding chickpea flour at my store but asked around and they said a good substitute is brown rice flour. Turned out fabulous! These were such a hit. Made tzatziki also.

Does somebody know if i can freeze them?

Delicious! I have also served with tzatziki sauce and it was a great accompaniment.

I agree that these were dry. The Greek salad topping is yummy but it didn't add enough to compensate or the dryness. I think it needs a sauce for a topping and like the idea of adding tzatziki. Next time I will try that.

I've been making this once a week for over a year now, it's my husband's favorite! I make the croquettes with a full cup of water so that they're a little moister. They're amazing, and SO filling.

Can't wait to make these today! Thanks so much for posting such wonderful recipes.

Can't wait to make these today! Thanks so much for posting such wonderful recipes.

Can't wait to make these today! Thanks so much for posting such wonderful recipes.

Few adjustments-- For starters, these need much more spices than the recipe calls for. They were very bland as it was written. Make sure to spring for the Chickpea flour-- it adds a nice flavor that is lacking in other substitutes. Also- I added chopped baby spinach to my greek salad topping, and made tzatziki sauce for a topping as well. Overall- great recipe with a few changes!

Just made these, was really excited to try them after reading the reviews. Total disappointment, they stuck to the pan and burned no matter how much i greased them. They tasted kind of like awkward falafel.

I really liked these. Cooked them in a cast iron pan and no sticking issues. You also can't cook them too high (temp). You must turn down and cook slowly once you get the initial sear. I used 2 roasted peppers (made about 3/4 cup) instead of fresh peppers because I have a baby with few teeth and wanted to make them easier to eat. Also, the peppers taste amazing. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. I didn't have time to make the Greek salad and was having other veggies so just served with a couple of healthy, store bought sauces that my husband had picked up... one peanut sause and one sweet and spicy. Both were good. They may be a little dry (as per other complaints) but I liked them anyway and just serve with a little sauce and presto - lovely easy dinner, lunch, or snack!

Hmmmm.... not my cup of tea. My hubby wasn't thrilled either. We didn't hate them but we didn't like them enough to have them again.

I tried this last night. It was delicious. The salad was perfect with this dish. I will definitely make this again. Even my carnivore husband and son loved it. I used extra hot chili powder which gave it a nice kick.

I am going to try these but cut the cumin down to 1 tsp, and add different spices instead (maybe garam masala or coriander). I think a fresh green chili chopped up in there will be nice instead of the chili powder.