Chickpea Corn Fritters next to a light salad and sauce

Chickpea Corn Fritters

These fritters are great to put on top of salads, eat as a snack, or as a side dish. I experimented with cooking these in the oven and in an air fryer at the same temperature and amount of time, and both methods work well. If you cook the fritters in an air fryer, the fritters will have a crispier texture.

I made a very simple dipping sauce of 2 tablespoons of plain Greek almond yogurt (dairy yogurt is fine too) and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Avocado and fresh tomato would also make an excellent topping.

Makes 2.5 servings
Serving Size: 3 pieces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients for chickpea corn fritters

  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • ¼ cup corn (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Directions for chickpea corn fritters

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. If using an air fryer, skip this step.
  2. Open a can of chickpeas and drain liquid.
  3. Pour chickpeas into a bowl and mash with a fork. Not all chunks have to be gone.
  4. Add in oil and seasonings, mix well.
  5. Lastly, add in the corn. If using frozen corn, no need to defrost. Mix in.
  6. Lay parchment paper on a baking sheet. Form the chickpea mixture into 8 small disc shapes and lay it on the baking sheet.
  7. Place in oven for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes, remove from oven and flip each fritter.
  8. Place back in the oven for 7 additional minutes.
  9. Remove from oven, and let cool for a few minutes before eating.
  10. If using an air fryer, skip using the baking sheet, and simply place fritters on parchment paper in the air fryer. Cook at 400 degrees for 7 minutes, flip, and cook for 7 minutes on the other side.
  11. Enjoy!

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • carbohydrate: 29.2g
  • cholesterol: 0mg
  • fat: 3.1g
  • fiber: 5.6g
  • potassium: 244mg
  • protein: 6.3g
  • sodium: 739mg
  • sugar: 0.4g
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