When I came across this recipe, I knew it would be enjoyed by my family. If you enjoy falafel and all things middle eastern, you will love these little cheesy chickpea nuggets.
They are really simple to make as long as you have all the ingredients on hand. The unique roasting and spicing of the chickpeas before adding them to the mixture takes these golden nuggets to a whole new level. They are baked, making them healthy and they are gluten free as well, ideal for the banting and paleo diet followers.
These chickpea bites would make a great appetizer in Ramadan or a light lunch addition and can be served with any dip or sauce of your choice. For something a little more fancy, Drizzle them with sriracha mayonnaise and serve in lettuce cups.
Yield : 15-18 nuggets
- 1 tin chickpeas, drained and Dried well
- 1 tsp crushed cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tblsp olive oil
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 200g store bought hummus
- 1/4 cup grated cheese
- 2 tblsp chopped coriander
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp sriracha
- 2 tblsp mayonnaise
- 1 tblsp sweet Chilli sauce
Toss chickpeas with spices and bake in a 220 degree preheated oven until crispy, about 25 minutes.
Allow to cool and then place in a food processor and process until coarse crumbs.
Add hummus, egg and coriander and mix well. Refrigerate for about 30minutes.
Remove and form into little patties and place on a tray. Drizzle oil over nuggets and place in oven for 30 minutes, turning them halfway through.
Mix the sauces and serve as a dipping sauce with the golden nuggets.
Recipe adapted from www.foodfaithfitness.com