Chickpea Vegetable Nuggets

Chickpea Vegetable Nuggets

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These Chickpea Vegetable Nuggets are the perfect finger food for little eaters! Loaded with veggies and vegetarian protein! Easy to make and super delicious, enjoy these vegetable nuggets on their own, instead of meatballs, or dunk them in your favorite sauce!

Chickpea Vegetable Nuggets


15 ounces chickpeas cooked and drained
1/2 cup grated zucchini
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup minced onion
1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp sea salt
1-2 cloves garlic to taste or sub 1/2 tsp garlic powder
black pepper to taste
1/4 tsp paprika
2 large eggs
1 tsp olive or avocado oil +extra for cooking
1/2 cup oat flour or your favorite breadcrumbs


  • Place shredded zucchini and carrots in the middle of a clean dish towel or large piece of paper towel. Wrap them up and squeeze a few times to help drain out some of the moisture.
  • In your food processor, combine drained zucchini and carrots and remaining ingredients. Pulse a few times to combine. DO NOT OVER MIX. Mixture should be wet but scoopable. See photo in post for reference.
  •  Heat cooking oil in a large pan over medium high heat.
  • Using a heaping tablespoon or a small cookie scoop, portion out the mixture into the pan. Cook nuggets 3-5 minutes and flip, using the back of your spatula to gently flatten them a bit. Cook an additional 3-5 minutes or until outside of the nugget has a slightly golden color.
  • Enjoy warm and with your favorite dipping sauce. Allow leftovers to cool completely and store in an air-tight container in fridge for 4-5 days

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