Quinoa Flake Chickpea Meatballs

Updated: Jun 05, 2023

Quinoa Flake Chickpea Meatballs
General Information
  • Entrees
  • Savory
  • 30 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 4-6 servings


  • 2 cups of chickpea (cooked or canned; drained)
  • 1/2 cup of HerbaZest Quinoa Flakes
  • 1/4 cup of parsley (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes (jarred in oil; drained)
  • 1 chicken eggs
  • 1/4 cup of whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt (or to taste)
  • Black pepper (two pinches)
  • 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground smoked paprika


Chickpeas and quinoa provide this dish with great amounts of protein and slow-release carbohydrates, alongside other nutrients, like folate, vitamin A, magnesium, and iron. Being both flavorful and nutritious, these chickpea meatballs are a great idea for lunch or dinner.

  1. In a small bowl, soak the quinoa flakes in milk for a few minutes.(5 minutes)
  2. Put all of the ingredients in a food processor, including the soaked quinoa flakes, and process until smooth.(10 minutes)
  3. When everything is combined, form small balls and place them on a cutting board.(5 minutes)
  4. Fry the chickpea meatballs in a skillet for about three minutes on each side, or until evenly browned.(10 minutes)
  5. Serve over spaghetti with marinara sauce. Enjoy!

You may also add those chickpea balls to salads or serve them alongside whole grains, like quinoa or millet, and vegetables.