Rating: 4.25 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

These are a versatile and easy way to make meatball out of chickpeas. They are very filling and tasty. Serve with marinara or your favorite dipping sauces.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes.

  • Pulse chickpeas in a food processor until finely ground. Add onion and garlic, bread crumbs, egg, parsley, seasoning blend, salt, and black pepper; process until mixture holds together like a dough.

  • Scoop out 2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll into a ball; set on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bottom is golden brown, about 15 minutes. Turn each meatball over and continue baking until golden brown on top, about 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; protein 11.2g; carbohydrates 48.7g; fat 10.6g; cholesterol 46.5mg; sodium 567.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2016
Delicious meat free appetisers. They come together easily and cook exactly as stated. I didn't sauté my onion and garlic first. I just added some soffritto and garlic raw when I was a pureeing the chickpeas. These went well with tartar sauce and a sriracha dipping sauce. These didn't go so well with a soy sauce dipping sauce. So you've been warned.:-) Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/07/2019
It was okay tasted more like falafel. Next time I will add more spices Read More
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2016
Delicious meat free appetisers. They come together easily and cook exactly as stated. I didn't sauté my onion and garlic first. I just added some soffritto and garlic raw when I was a pureeing the chickpeas. These went well with tartar sauce and a sriracha dipping sauce. These didn't go so well with a soy sauce dipping sauce. So you've been warned.:-) Thank you for the recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2018
I use a 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese in place of some of the panko, that I used for this recipe. My family loved it and I will make again. Thank you Amanda. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2018
These tasted amazing and my non vegetarian husband loved them! Like others I did sub some of the breadcrumbs for parmesan cheese. I also added a little ketchup and worchestire. I recommend baking them in the oven and not cooking them in sauce to make sure they don't fall apart. Will definitely make these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2018
I used italian flavored breadcrumbs and subbed 1/2 of the amount called for with grated parmesan cheese. Delish! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2018
Great idea! Here's how I'd tweak it however. I'd use fresh bread crumbs for starters as the "meatballs" are a little dry. I always use dried chickpeas instead of canned but I will cook them more next time. Also I would add more spices to the mix. The next time I make falafel I will probably make them like this instead of deep frying them. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2018
I used Asiago Cheese crackers as the breadcrumbs. These turned out very well. I did not expect my children to like them but the whole family was very pleased. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2018
After I made these they were sitting on my stove cooking off and my husband walked over ate half of them... after about four he realized they were meat-free. Needless to say they were a hit will definitely make them again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/07/2019
It was okay tasted more like falafel. Next time I will add more spices Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/08/2019
I found my mixture to be too runny. I had to more than double the amount of bread crumbs I used. The “meatballs” tasted fine but they did not get crispy in the oven. I was not a fan of the texture. Read More