Get your daily legumes in with these Chickpea Broccoli Patties

Legumes are known for being high in protein and iron, along with other important nutrients like fiber, zinc, and folate. A legume is a plant in the family Fabaceae, and is a seed, pod, or other edible part of a leguminous plant. Examples of legumes include black-eyed peas, chickpeas, beans such as cannellini, Great Northern, kidney, lima, navy, pinto, and soybeans, peanuts, and lentils.

Due to legumes being high in fiber, they have a low glycemic index. This means they won’t spike your blood sugar and help keep you full and satisfied for longer. Legumes can be found canned, frozen, dried, and vacuum sealed. Dried legumes typically take some time extra to prepare compared to the other options.

Now on to the recipe:


1 cup steamed broccoli

1 15 oz can chickpeas

2 egg whites (or two flax eggs** for vegan option)

2 tbsp nutritional yeast

¼ cup chickpea flour

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp turmeric