Spicy Thymes – Chickpea Patties

Is there anything chickpeas can’t do? A delicious snack on their own, I’ve used chickpeas to make tacos, soups, stir-fries, falafel, salads, and sandwiches. Not to mention hummus, the greatest condiment of all time.

As a sandwich spread, pizza topping, salad dressing, dessert, or simple dip on its own, you can’t go wrong with hummus. I almost always pick up a can of chickpeas when I’m at the grocery store, making a dish with them at least once a week.

A favorite chickpea recipe of mine is Chickpea Patties. From start to finish, the recipe takes about 30 minutes, with just enough down time for a Carole King dance party. I once made chickpea patties for a friend who is practically a carnivore and they described them as “actually good,” the highest compliment they’ve ever given to my vegan cooking. (Another time, a Ratatouille I made was described as “vegetables and sadness”, so you’ll understand how proud I was to receive this compliment.) I’ve found that these patties satisfy my burger craving when it overtakes me, without the recipe trying to approximate fake meat.

The very best part: this recipe dirties only 4 dishes! The number of dishes I will have to wash afterward tends to be a large factor in what I make, which is just another reason this recipe is in frequent rotation at my house.