1 (15 oz.) can of chickpeas (rinsed and drained)

2 carrots (minced)

1 red pepper (minced)

1/2 small red onion (minced)

2 celery stalks (minced)

1 tbs. of olive oil

1 cup of bread crumbs

2 egg whites (beaten)

salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. In a bowl, put chickpeas, carrots, red pepper, onion and celery. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and 1 tbs. of olive oil. Mix well.

2. With a potato masher, mash the mixture lightly. Add egg whites and mix. Add bread crumbs. Mix thoroughly. Depending on the size you desire, take 2 tbs. of mixture and form into patties.

3. Grease a cookie sheet with a a tsp. of olive oil. Place patties on cookie sheet. Bake in oven for 20 minutes. (Turn patties over after 10 minutes.)

Serve warm. Makes 6-8 patties.  You can serve with a little lemon or with tahini sauce.