Side | Snack

Lemon Basil Chickpea Fritters

  • 10 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 5 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 4


  • 221


  • 6g


  • 33g


  • 9g




  • 1 (15 oz) Can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Zest of 1 Lemon, wash lemon before zesting
  • ¼ Cup Lemon Juice
  • ¼ Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ¼ Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh Basil, washed and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Canola Oil
  • GGluten:

    Replace whole wheat flour with a cup-for-cup gluten-free flour alternative

  • DDairy:

    Omit Parmesan cheese


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Combine Ingredients In a large bowl, stir together the chickpeas, lemon juice, lemon zest, flour and salt. Mash with a fork until chickpeas are well mashed. Alternatively, add ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend. Stir in Parmesan cheese and basil.

  • 3.

    Form Patties Roll chickpea mixture into 8 similarly sized balls. Flatten into patties and place on a plate.

  • 4.

    Fry Patties in a Large Skillet In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add 3-4 patties to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Repeat with remaining patties, adding more oil if necessary. Place cooked fritters on a paper towel-lined plate.

  • 5.

    Serve and Enjoy Serve hot and enjoy!

  • 6.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from Food and Nutrition Magazine

Nourishment Notes


Chickpeas are an excellent source of plant-based protein and fiber. Fiber is particularly beneficial for those with MS because it can help with digestive regularity and may reduce the risk of heart disease.

Fatigue Buster

  • Lemon Juice

    Purchase bottled lemon juice

  • Lemon Zest

    Omit lemon zest and 1 tsp additional lemon juice

  • Parmesan Cheese

    Purchase grated Parmesan cheese

  • Basil

    Use a fresh basil paste instead of chopping basil

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