Chickpea fritters with courgette salad

Mix up a pancake-style batter to make little griddle cakes with storecupboard ingredients, then serve with a contrasting green salad

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 417
  • fat 24g
  • saturates 10g
  • carbs 28g
  • sugars 6g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 20g
  • salt 2.8g


  • 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp full-fat milk
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • bunch spring onions, ½ chopped, ½ sliced lengthways
  • 4 tsp harissa
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 courgettes, thinly sliced
  • 200g pack feta cheese, crumbled
  • small bunch mint leaves
  • 150ml pot natural yogurt, to serve


  1. Blitz half the can of chickpeas in a food processor until smooth. With the motor running, add the eggs and milk, then sift in the flour and baking powder. Process until you have a lump-free batter. Fold in the whole chickpeas and chopped spring onions. Season and add half the harissa.

  2. Heat half the oil and fry the courgettes in batches until golden; keep warm in a low oven. Heat a little more oil and cook 2 tbsp-portions of the fritter mix in batches for a couple of mins, until you see bubbles appear, then flip over and cook the other side until golden. Keep warm with the courgettes.

  3. Toss together the courgettes, feta, mint and sliced spring onions. Divide between 4 plates and top each with 2 fritters and a dollop of yogurt swirled with the remaining harissa.

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