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Chickpea Nuggets

Chickpea Nuggets
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 10
Chickpeas are my favorite type of beans and I like to prepare them in salads, soups, stews and nuggets. So, if you like chickpeas as much as I do, don’t wait to prepare these chickpea nuggets… You’re going to love them! In addition to being very tasty, they are very easy to prepare. Serve them as a side-dish with any meal or put them in pita bread, with a bit of lettuce, tomato and yogurt sauce for a quick and delicious lunch.

Ingredients

Chickpea Nuggets:

  • 1 can chickpeas, washed and strained
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs (panko)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour
  • Oil for frying

Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1 cup Yoplait® plain yogurt (flavorless)
  • 1/2 cup grated cucumbers
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill

Directions

  • 1
    Place all of the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until you obtain an even mix. If the mixture is too dry, add 1 more tablespoon of olive oil.
  • 2
    Divide the mixture into 10 equal parts. Form balls using your hands and then lightly press to obtain disk-shaped nuggets.
  • 3
    Heat enough oil over medium heat until it reaches 350° F. Fry the nuggets until they are golden on both sides, which should take 2-3 minutes. Place on a plate with paper towels.
  • 4
    To prepare the yogurt sauce, place all of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix until everything is combined. Serve the nuggets with yogurt sauce.

Expert Tips

  • If you don’t have chickpea flour, you can use all-purpose flour.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • Chickpeas are my favorite type of beans and I like to prepare them in salads, soups, stews and nuggets. So, if you like chickpeas as much as I do, don’t wait to prepare these chickpea nuggets… You’re going to love them! In addition to being very tasty, they are very easy to prepare. Serve them as a side-dish with any meal or put them in pita bread, with a bit of lettuce, tomato and yogurt sauce for a quick and delicious lunch.
  • Yoplait is a registered trademark of YOPLAIT MARQUES (France) used under license.
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