Chickpea patties with carrot & raisin salad

Chickpea patties with carrot & raisin salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level



Serves 2

These harissa-spiked vegetarian patties are served with a crunchy salad of watercress, courgette and radishes in a light dressing

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp ground almond
  • 2 tsp harissa
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp rapeseed oil, for frying

For the salad

  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1 carrot, shaved into ribbons with a peeler
  • 1 courgette, shaved into ribbons with a peeler
  • 5 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 handfuls from a bag of watercress, rocket & spinach
  • 1 tsp each hemp or rapeseed oil and white wine vinegar, or lemon wedges (optional)

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  1. Tip the chickpeas, garlic, egg, almonds, harissa and cumin into a bowl and blitz with a hand blender until smooth. Stir in the parsley. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and dollop in the mixture in 8 big spoonfuls, spaced apart. Cook for 5 mins on each side.
  2. For the salad, toss the raisins and all the veg together, but don’t dress with the oil and vinegar until you are about to eat. If taking to work, add a wedge of lemon to squeeze over instead of the dressing.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2014

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dave6376's picture
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I found the patties dry and unappetising although I followed the recipe exactly. The salad was lovely.

morningvictoria's picture
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This was a great healthy recipe with a good combination of textures. We ate it with some Indian spiced potatoes as well. I didn't have a blender, but used a potato masher to mash up the chickpea mix with no problems. The peeled vegetable strips were a nice stylish addition to the salad.

I didn't fancy smooth patties after loving one of the other falafel recipes on here so i fried an onion, then out it all in the processor and pulsed, stopping before it lost all it's texture. I'd never eaten raw courgette before but it was nice. The dressing was not appealing so i made one with honey instead and it was nice.

helleJan's picture

I was a bit dubious to make this one actually after making a few other recipes from this site that I was not amazed by. This however was really good. Simple and quick. The patties were a bit difficult to turn over but this could be a matter of technique. Otherwise very nice.