Chickpea Patties are a protein packed vegetarian dish that the whole family will love! Pan fried and topped with creamy chipotle avocado sauce.
I don’t know about you but I am always trying to add a few more meatless meals to our rotation. Meatless meals that everyone will love that is. And with my carnivore family it’s not always easy. So when I tell you that these Chickpea Patties are a hit, you can trust it. They are a hearty, flavorful, easy to make vegetarian dish that the whole family will love.
And while the Chickpea patties are delicious on their own, they are even better when topped with a creamy smooth avocado chipotle sauce. It’s a little smoky, a little creamy and all kinds of delicious.
Let’s talk about everything you’ll need to get these on the table!
This easy cream sauce is optional but I really recommend it. Just a dollop on top is perfect.
These chickpea patties are really easy to make. It is important to make sure that you don’t skip the chilling part. Chilling the patties is going to help them stay together when cooking.
STEP #1: Combine the chickpeas, onions, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, bread crumbs, eggs and cilatnro together in a food processor. Process just until the mixture starts to come together. You don’t want it too be too smooth, some chunks are good for texture.
STEP #2: Use 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop mixture into hands and roll into balls. Place the ball on a baking sheet and gently press down to flatten the patties. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Can refrigerate for longer if needed.
STEP #3: Now would be a good time to make the sauce. Combine all of the ingredients together in a food processor and process until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.
STEP #4: After the patties have chilled, dredge them in flour. Heat a thin layer of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry 4 – 5 minutes per side until golden brown. You may need to do this part in batches so that you don’t overcrowd the pan.
STEP #5: Remove the patties from the pan, sprinkle with salt and lime zest. Serve hot with Chipotle Avocado Cream Sauce.
These chickpea patties reheat very well! I reheated mine in the air fryer at 350 for 5 – 6 minutes or until they were warmed though. You could also reheat them in a pan until warmed through. They will last in the refrigerator for 3 days.
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Note: This recipe was originally published in 2013. It was updated in 2023 with new photos, nutrition information and step by step photos.
Jo-Lynn CarterAugust 24, 2020 at 2:26 pm
I make these for a friend who is sugar free now. I usually gave her mango chutney (too much sugar) to go with them but love the idea of avocado cream to accompany. I’m sure she’ll love it too!
tiny2819March 21, 2014 at 6:21 pm
This was amazing. My food processor is kind of small, so i was only able to process the chick peas by themselves, the onion and garlic by themselves, then chop up the cilantro and mix everything else in a bowl. Still came out wonderful. We made them into sandwiches like a felafel with whole wheat pita and lettuce. I found the sauce to be a little spicy by itself, but worked very well with the cakes.
DesereeMarch 24, 2014 at 2:14 pm
I am so happy yo hear that you liked these!
sterlingOctober 16, 2013 at 3:23 pm
SO delicious! i found it’s easier to mix those ingredients without the egg in the food processor, beat the egg separately, then combine the chunky ingredients with the egg in a bowl. my patties/cakes held together better.
crissyOctober 15, 2013 at 4:14 am
These are really great! Great filling meatless meal. Really tasty and the avocado cream is so tasty!
Aimee @ ShugarySweetsOctober 10, 2013 at 4:38 pm
Ohhh, Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your thirties :)
NettyOctober 10, 2013 at 5:27 am
Happy Birthday, Deseree!! Thank you for thinking of us on your special day and sharing this wonderful-sounding recipe! Hope this birthday is the best one yet! Blessings… <3
DeniseOctober 9, 2013 at 9:55 am
Happy Happy Birthday Deseree!!! Thirties are awesome. Just wait until 40! Hoping you have a wonderful celebration.