Curried Chickpea Cakes

Pin now, make later! Perfect Summer Meal

Pin now, make later! Perfect Summer Meal

Curried Chickpea Cakes

(I dedicate this recipe to my friend Melissa)

This is by far one of my favorite meals to make - a flavorful and colorful burst of goodness! I found this recipe years ago in a cookbook called Skinny Bitch (my absolute favorite cookbook!) and it's become a staple in my home ever since.

I enjoy this meal year-round but it's perfect for summer and oh so easy to make! The recipe gets most of its flavor from the spices and rich mango salsa so there isn't a ton of salt or sugar that can make us feel bloated on a hot summer day.

Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments section below! xo


Ingredients for Chickpea Cakes

1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1/3 cup sliced green onions, both white and light green parts

1/3 cup light coconut milk

2 teaspoons evaporated cane sugar

2/3 cup breadcrumbs, plus 1/4 cup for coating

1 teaspoon curry powder

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

2/3 cup brown rice, cooked

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup grapeseed oil for pan searing

Can of Mango Salsa (I love the Pemberton's brand from Whole Foods - scroll down for a picture)


Directions for Chickpea Cakes

In a large food processor combine the can of chickpeas and green onions. Pulse until ingredients are combined. 

At the same time start to boil water to cook the 2/3 cup brown rice.

Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add in the coconut milk, sugar, 2/3 cups breadcrumbs, curry powder, nutmeg, and cumin. Stir to combine.

Once the brown rice is cooked, add the rice and salt to the above mixture.

Mold the mixture into patties and roll them in the extra breadcrumbs.

In a large saute pan, heat the grapeseed oil over medium heat. Add the chickpea patties to the pan in batches and saute on both sides until golden brown (or a little crispy on the edges).

Add mango salsa on top and enjoy!

Pin now! Curried Chickpea Cakes - the best summer meal!

Pin now! Curried Chickpea Cakes - the best summer meal!

Pin me! The best mango salsa.

Pin me! The best mango salsa.

P.S. Plates are from Anthropologie