Simple Chickpea Fritter Bowl (vegan & gf)
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Simple Chickpea Fritter Bowl (vegan & gluten-free)

Try this simple chickpea fritter bowl for a quick lunch or light dinner. It's vegan, gluten-free and made with whole foods to give you a nutrient boost!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: gluten-free, healthy, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword: Simple Chickpea Fritter Bowl
Servings: 2 people


For the chickpea fritters

  • 1 398ml can chickpeas
  • 4 spring/green onions, sliced thinly
  • 2 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • ¼ tsp turmeric (for colour)
  • 1 tbsp olive or avocado oil, plus more for oiling tray
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

For the bowls

  • 1 packed cup spinach and arugula/rocket
  • 16 cherry tomatoes
  • Large scoop of your favourite hummus


  • Pour the chickpeas into a large mixing bowl and knead with your hands until they're almost totally broken down (about 1 minute).
  • Add in all other ingredients and continue to knead the mixture by hand until all ingredients are combined.
  • Put the mixture aside for 10 minutes, so it can firm up. Meanwhile switch on your oven's grill/broiler and place a baking tray lightly coated with oil beneath it to warm.
  • Form the chickpea mixture into 4 equal patties and place on the warmed baking tray.
  • Grill the fritters for 4-6 minutes, until lightly browned on top.
  • Flip the fritters and also add the cherry tomatoes to the baking tray. Grill everything for another 4-6 minutes, ensuring the tomatoes don't burn (they cook quickly!). Remove from the oven.

To serve

  • To assemble the two bowls, create a base of spinach and rocket/arugula in each, and place the fritters on top. Add the cherry tomatoes and a scoop of your favourite hummus, and they're ready to eat!


If you want to make this dish a bit more hearty, I suggest adding a serving of roasted yams. They go really well with the fritters and compliment the whole dish with a delicious sweetness!