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!
gluten-free, healthy, vegan, vegetarian
Simple Chickpea Fritter Bowl
For the chickpea fritters
spring/green onions, sliced thinly
ground flax seed
turmeric (for colour)
olive or avocado oil, plus more for oiling tray
For the bowls
spinach and arugula/rocket
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 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!