• Oil for frying
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups pasta sauce


  1. In a saute pan over medium heat, add the oil and saute the onion and garlic. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, add the chickpeas, egg, tomato paste, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt and pepper along with the sauteed onion and garlic. Blend until it forms a dough.
  3. Create little balls and place them on a greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the oven at 390 degrees for 15 minutes.
  5. In a large skillet, heat the pasta sauce. Combine with the meatballs and serve.