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chickpea fritters with pita

These delicious little chickpea fritters can be eaten on their own with this kabocha squash dipping sauce or you could even make them to stuff into pitas and wraps.

Course Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword aqua faba, chickpeas, lunches, pita, sauces
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24 fritters
Author Lauren Toyota


chickpea fritters

  • 1 19 oz / 540 ml can chickpeas, drained and rinse
  • 1/2 lemon, juice & zest
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • C finely chopped white onion (about 1/4 of a large onion)
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup chopped)
  • 1/4 C packed cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

dipping sauce

  • 1/2 C diced roasted kabocha squash
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp mushroom broth
  • 2 tbsp nondairy milk
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • pinch ground cumin


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. To make the fritters, mash the chickpeas with a potato masher really well. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. 

  3. Lightly spray a baking sheet with oil.

  4. Take 1 full tablespoon of the mixture and make a compact ball with your hands. Place on the baking sheet. Continue forming balls until you’ve used all the mixture.

  5. Spray the balls lightly with oil. Bake for 30 minutes flipping the balls halfway through bake time.
  6. To make the dipping sauce, I’ve used bits from all the grocery ingredients I bought. Add all the ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until very smooth. Serve with pita wedges and celery sticks.

Recipe Notes

When draining the can of chickpeas reserve the brine to make the banana oat muffins and pancakes!