Finger Foods

Beet Chickpea Patties

Happy Tuesday guys! If you are subscribed to my newsletter or follow me on Instagram then you know we’re back home from our family vacation. We had a great time but we definitely missed our home and it’s nice to be back to our daily routine. We did however have a blast on our trip and it was wonderful to see my family and see Emma bond with them.

It was also nice to see my husband meet some of my extended family and old close family friends. It was a very special trip and I really do miss being around my family.

I am working on a recap from our trip to Colombia. It’s a little tricky because it was a pretty long vacation and I have so much to share but don’t want to make it too long. I also have so many amazing pictures and I don’t know which ones to choose to post on here. I may have to break this recap up into different parts to make sure I get into great detail about every aspect of this trip.

For now though I will get into this week’s new recipe. I shared the very first version of this recipe on my Instagram last year. It was one of the first finger foods I shared on there. But the truth is I was never 100% happy with this recipe. I always felt like it needed something else. So I decided to work on improving it and share this version here on the blog.

After quite a few tries I can finally say that I am happy with this version of my Beet Chickpea Patties. Even though they tasted great before, they would come out looking more like fritters or cakes than patties. And I think that’s just what I felt was always missing. The right texture and appearance.

To me there’s more to food than just the taste. As humans we tend to eat with our eyes before we do with our mouths. So the way food is presented is a big part of making a delicious meal. Texture always plays a big role when it comes to enjoying foods. Once we take a bite of something, if it’s not a texture we’re fond of we won’t like what we’re eating. The name or the way a food sounds also makes us immediately wonder how it would taste. If the name is not appealing, we may not even give it a try. Then of course there’s smell. Do I really need to elaborate on this?

As you can see food needs to be satisfying to all of our senses. Not just taste. When I create a recipe I like to keep this in mind. I want to create foods that taste, look, feel, sound and smell good. The original recipe for these patties didn’t appeal to every sense in my opinion.

This new recipe however, is very much appealing to taste, sight, touch, sound, and smell. They’re absolutely tasty and delicious. They’re a beautiful pinkish/reddish color that makes them look so pretty. They have a great texture which comes from the combination of shredded beat and chickpeas. They smell so good while you’re prepping them and cooking. And who wouldn’t want to try these once you hear Beet Chickpea Patties?

I am really excited that I finally got this recipe to a level that I’m content with and feel confident in sharing with you guys. These patties truly are very rich in flavor and very healthy. They contain a great amount of protein and fiber. They’re also vegan friendly which makes them a great meat substitute in a burger.

These were wonderful when I started to introduce Emma to finger foods. They do get a little messy for baby to eat on their own but what’s baby life with no mess? Plus they are packed with so many essential nutrients for baby that it makes up for the mess. These recipe will also encourage your baby/toddler to develop a taste for healthy foods such as beets and chickpeas.

The recipe is very easy to make and the patties are freezer friendly. They’re great for meal prep and perfect for the whole family. You can make these and serve them in endless ways. As finger food for your little ones, meatless burgers, appetizers, and any other way you may think. You can even include them in your upcoming Super Bowl Spread if your hosting a party. Hope you guys are as excited to try these as I am to share them with you!

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Beet Chickpea Patties

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Angelica Arias The Peachee Pear

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded beets (squeeze out water)
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 carrot (shredded)
  • 1 green onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 6 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Mix flax meal with water and let sit in fridge for 15 minutes. 

  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. 

  3. With your hands or ice cream scooper, scoop out mixture and shape into patties. 

  4. In a griddle or pan, pan fry patties on both sides. 

  5. Serve immidietly or freeze for later. 

My Beet Chickpea Patties are the perfect healthy and tasty finger food for your toddler. They’re packed with essential nutrients, protein and fiber. They’re vegan friendly and great as a meat substitute. Give them a try today!

28 Comments

  1. I like beets so this would be a nice recipe to try. I don’t eat them often regardless if how much I like them. I should find more recipes!

    1. This recipe is perfect for you then Rose!

  2. Sarah

    These look like they’re really good.

  3. Those look so good! I genuinely love your blog. Would love to share this recipe on one of my round ups if you are interested!

    1. Thank you so much Barbara! That would be awesome! Of course!

  4. Wow, I so much loved these beetroot chickpea patties, i’m sure these healthy snacks ought to be replicated in my kitchen on weekend!

    1. Thank you! I’m so happy to hear that!

  5. Sarah

    Yum! These look easy to make and delicious. Can’t wait to add this to my meal list for next week 🙂 thx!

    1. Thank you Sarah! I hope you like them!

  6. ashley peavey

    I definitely want to try to make this! These sound like something my toddler would approve of & I approve of the ingredients!

    1. Thank you Ashley! So happy to hear your toddler would enjoy these!!

  7. Wow, these sound amazing! I would never have thought to put these ingredients together – can’t wait to make these for my family. I just found your blog and have been browsing recipes – I’m in trouble! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Lisa! I’m so glad you like the recipes on my blog! Feel free so subscribe to not miss my new recipes. I have a new one every Tuesday!

  8. I’ve never heard of this! Looks really interesting! May have to try someday.

    1. They’re definitely worth the try Jenn!

  9. Meagan

    This looks like a great, healthy recipe

    1. Thank you so much ! 😊

  10. Stefanie

    I’ve never heard of this meal. Looks interesting. I’ve never been a fan of beets but I must say it looks tasty!

  11. This is such a quick and healthy recipe. I will for sure try it as I have beet at home right now and would put to good use.

    1. That’s perfect timing! Don’t you love when you have the ingredients you need for a new recipe?

  12. Jen

    These look delicious! I think even my fussy toddler would eat these!

    1. Thank you Jen! Hope your little one gives it a try!

  13. These look great! I’m always looking for fun and interesting new recipes to try. I will have to add this one to the list!

    1. This one is definitely a must try!

  14. I love this recipe and it’s vegetarian!! ♥ I’m going to give this a try very soon

    1. Please let me know how you like it! I would love to hear!

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