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Vegetarian Chickpea Balls

These easy to make, vegetarian, versatile, and economical chickpea balls can be incorporated into Indian, Southeast Asian, Cajun, Italian, or Southern BBQ cuisine.


  • 1 can (540 ml / 19 oz.) of chickpeas, rinsed and mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms (any kind)
  • ½ cup onions, diced
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tbsp. New Roots Herbal's Fermented Beet Powder
  • ½ tsp. each salt and pepper
  • A few shakes of Worcestershire sauce


Sauté onions, mushrooms, and garlic over medium heat in a nonstick pan for about ten minutes. No oil necessary, as the moisture will gradually release from the ingredients; just add Worcestershire sauce after a few minutes.

Combine all ingredients and mix until uniform. Shape into about a dozen balls. Convect bake at 220 °C (425 °F) for 15 minutes. Add to your favourite dish (they also make great veggie burgers).

The vibrant, red colour from the heart-healthy fermented beet powder lends an appetizing meat-like appearance.

Bon appétit!