Cheesy Chickpea Cakes

A plant-based source of protein, chickpeas are a wonderfully diverse ingredient.  These cheesy chickpea cakes never last long in our home!  Let me know how long they last in yours!



Prep Time:  10 mins

Cook Time: 16 mins

Total Time: 26 mins


  • 1 can of chickpeas (15 oz)
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese (or shredded cheese of your choice)
  • 1/2 small-medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic (or 1/2 teaspoon of pre-minced garlic)
  • Small handful of fresh, flat-leaf parsley (about 1/4 cup, unpacked
  • A dash of salt and pepper


  1. Drain and wash chickpeas, then place in medium mixing bowl
  2. Mash chickpeas using a potato masher or the bottom of a glass (mash well, leaving no whole chickpeas)
  3. Finely chop onion and add to bowl
  4. Mince or finely chop garlic and add to bowl
  5. Add 3/4 cup cheese
  6. Chop parsley and add to bowl
  7. In a separate bowl, beat egg, then add to other ingredients
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  9. Place non-stick fry pan (sprayed or oiled) on stove over medium heat
  10. Form chickpea mixture into balls that are approximately 1/4 cup in size
  11. Gently flatten into patties and place in fry pan
  12. Cook on medium heat for 5-8 mins per side, or until golden brown (flip gently)
  13. Transfer to plate and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes


Note: All recipes on this site are ones that have worked for our family now or in the past. I recommend that you always follow the feeding, nutrition, and safety advice provided by your doctors in addition to your own judgement regarding what is safe and appropriate for your child(ren). Our children are unique individuals and may have different needs depending upon their age, development, medical status, etc.

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