Chickpea Patties - 3 Guiding Stars
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If you’re looking for vegan comfort food, look no further. These fried patties, cooked in a small amount of cooking spray, will make you glad you cooked at home instead of going out for fast food.


  • ½ cup bulgur wheat
  • ½ cup fresh parsley
  • ½ cup fresh mint
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 serrano pepper, cleaned and chopped
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of no-salt-added chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup water
  • 1½ cups Guiding Star-worthy breadcrumbs
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • Cooking Spray


  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Add bulgur wheat and cook for 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Combine parsley, mint, cilantro, garlic, serrano and coriander in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add half the chickpeas and work until pureed. Remove the mixture from the food processor and set aside.
  3. Add remaining chickpeas to food processor and pulse until chopped. Add chickpeas, drained bulgur, salt and pepper to herb mixture. Fold all ingredients together and form mixture into 8-12 patties.
  4. Whisk flour and water until smooth. Dip patties in flour mixture than coat with breadcrumbs.
  5.  Spray a skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.  Working in a single layer, cook patties 2 minutes on each side, until browned.
  6. Serve warm with mashed avocado, lime juice, and sliced onions.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 430; Total Fat 11g (14% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1.5g (8% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 125mg (5% DV); Total Carbohydrate 72g (26% DV); Dietary Fiber 15g (54% DV); Total Sugars 5g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 16g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 6% DV; Iron 30% DV; Potassium 15% DV; Vitamin K 120% DV; Molybdenum 110% DV; Manganese 70% DV.
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