Easy Vegan Chickpea Fritter Bowls (gluten-free)

Overhead image shows Easy Vegan Chickpea Fritter Bowls on a white marble background. Bowl is filled with chickpea fritters, roasted cherry tomatoes, arugula and hummus. Tomatoes, chickpeas and arugula are scattered around the bowl.

These Easy Vegan Chickpea Fritter Bowls take just 30 minutes and 9 ingredients, and are perfect as a quick lunch or dinner. Completely gluten-free too.

Image shows Easy Vegan Chickpea Fritter Bowls on a white marble background. Bowl is filled with chickpea fritters, roasted cherry tomatoes, arugula and hummus. Tomatoes, chickpeas and arugula are scattered around the bowl.

After a weekend away in sunny San Diego it’s so good to be back in my own kitchen. As a food blogger I spend a LOT of time here and (love my job as I do) sometimes I need a little break from it.

While I was away I realised that the reason I often get tired of cooking is that I overcomplicate it.

I love elaborate meals, but even when I’m cooking something simple I can’t help adding extra touches and ingredients. This can easily become time-consuming and exhausting!

Not having to cook for myself for a few days while I was in California was absolute bliss, and I always return from these trips feeling refreshed, with a new enthusiasm for cooking. I’m also usually bursting with ideas I want to try in the kitchen.

Going forward, I plan to create lots of simpler recipes like these Easy Vegan Chickpea Fritter Bowls. These delicious bowls still nourish the body and appetite but are easy to make for anyone who doesn’t have a lot of time to spare. Including me. 🙂

Easy Vegan Chickpea Fritter Bowls – The Recipe


As well as being quick and easy to make (just 30 minutes), these vegan chickpea fritters are utterly delicious. They’re packed full of plant protein from the chickpeas and have a satisfying garlicky, yet fresh taste.

They’re perfect for the summer months when you’re looking for a lighter meal!

You’ll get even more protein from the hummus, and one of these bowls will provide at least 3 of your 7-10 daily servings of fruit and veg when you include the tomatoes and arugula too.

The bowls themselves taste fresh and flavourful, and make the perfect quick lunch or healthy supper.

Easy Vegan Chickpea Fritter Bowls (gluten-free)

These Easy Vegan Chickpea Fritter Bowls take just 30 minutes and 9 ingredients, and are perfect as a quick lunch or dinner. Completely gluten-free too.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: gluten-free, healthy, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

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)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive or avocado oil, plus more for oiling tray

For the bowls

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

Instructions

  • 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 fritter ingredients and continue to knead the mixture by hand until combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Set 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 rocket/arugula or spinach leaves 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!

Notes

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!

If you enjoyed these Easy Vegan Chickpea Fritter Bowls and are looking for more quick weeknight dinners, why not try my Lemony Millet Tabbouleh, Parsley, Pea & Tomato Pasta or my Mexican Bowls with Salsa?


If you’ve tried this recipe, please leave a comment or tip for others below. I love to know how you’ve made these recipes your own!

Overhead image shows Easy Vegan Chickpea Fritter Bowls on a white marble background. Bowl is filled with chickpea fritters, roasted cherry tomatoes, arugula and hummus. Tomatoes, chickpeas and arugula are scattered around the bowl.

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