Chickpea Fritters with Tomato Basil Salad is a fresh, summery, budget dish. Delicious, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free, these fritters appeal to just about everyone.
Canned foods are a staple in my kitchen. I am crazy in love with canned foods because they can hang out on your shelf for a long time without refrigeration, and they’re incredibly inexpensive.
Any time I see canned food on sale, I grab at least three cans. I know I can always throw something together when I’m in the need for a nourishing, tasty, and budget friendly meal.
I try to change things up for my frugal feasts posts because if I only wrote about canned foods, y’all would probably quit coming back to read. And that would just be so sad.
Obviously, it had been more than enough time to share another tasty canned food recipe with you, and this one is perfect for the summer time. These chickpea fritters have basil in them plus tomato basil salad to give them this dish a fresh, summery flavor.
To be honest, I really didn’t want to go to the store and I had all the ingredients in the kitchen. We’ve been staying at our bay house for the past month, and the grocery store is at least a 20 minute drive away. I’m too busy fishing & watching sunsets, and I much prefer walking to the grocery store.
Luckily, I could walk next door to my grandmother’s house and grab a tomato, walk outside for some basil, and grab a can of chickpeas in the pantry. I had some leftover flax seed meal from last month’s chicken nuggets, and eggs are always in my refrigerator no matter when and where I am.
Thirty minutes later, I had a batch of Chickpea Fritters with Tomato Basil Salad. I overcooked the ones you see pictured because I got sidetracked trying to find my camera. Organization is not my strength.
Anywho, the ones that weren’t overcooked were delish. The overcooked ones were a little dry, but that didn’t matter after you covered them with the juicy tomato basil salad. Either way, try not to overcook them, but don’t freak out if it happens.
**To read more about how to make this fresh, summery, budget meal that also happens to be vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and soy-free, check out the Healthy Aperture blog Frugal Feasts feature**