Chickpea Lettuce Cups

#loveyourleftovers. A delicious meat-free Monday option, these cups are wholesome, filling and delicious! Chickpeas are such a versatile ingredient and have the perfect texture for patties!


¾ can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
½–1 teaspoon garlic paste
½ carrot, grated
1 egg, whisked
Zest and juice of ¼ lemon
1 tsp soy sauce
1–2 pinches of chilli flakes (optional)

To serve

½ baby cos lettuce
1 tablespoon yoghurt
1 wedge lemon
1 tablespoon chopped coriander


  1. Add chickpeas to a medium bowl and mash until a paste-like consistency (or use food processor).
  2. Add garlic paste, carrot, egg, lemon zest and juice and soy sauce to chickpeas and mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Roll mixture into patties.
  4. Heat a large fry-pan to medium heat then spray with oil. Cook patties for about 2 minutes each side, until golden and cooked through.
  5. While patties cook, separate lettuce leaves for lettuce cups or roughly chop. Prepare any remaining fillings for lettuce cups, if desired (e.g. diced tomato, cucumber or capsicum).
  6. To serve, place lettuce cups onto a plate, fill with 1–2 patties and any other fillings, if desired. Dollop with yoghurt, squeeze over lemon juice and garnish with coriander.

Nutritional Info 
Energy (kJ): 1574
Energy (Cal): 377 
Carbohydrate (g): 48.7 
Protein (g): 22.6
Fat (g): 8.1
Saturated Fat (g): 1.6 
Sugars (g): 7.7

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