Chickpea Cakes

Chickpea “Crab” Cakes

Do you love Chickpeas?  Then we have a recipe for you!

When we lived in North Carolina, we used to go to this fantastic restaurant that had incredible crab cakes and remoulade.  Paired with an excellent house salad, it was the perfect pre-vegan meal.  For obvious reasons that wouldn’t be our choice for a meal today, so we decided to recreate these cakes using chickpeas.  The texture and our flavor combinations were spot on, giving us a reminiscent yet cruelty-free version.  Vegan food FTW! We ate these yummy Chickpea Cakes and a fork and we wrapped them up for a quick lunch.  How do you like your Chickpea “Crab” Cakes?

Chickpea “Crab” Cakes

This recipe uses our Almost Famous Garlic Cashew Aioli.  We perfected this aioli and have been using it in a lot of recipes.  Like our Whole Food Plant Based Deviled Potatoes.  


Chickpea Cakes

Chickpea Cakes

In a wrap or on a salad, these chickpea cakes are a tasty treat!  


  • 2 cans of chickpeas, rinsed & drained
  • 10 saltine crackers, crushed (use oil-free bread crumbs for wfpb)
  • 2-3 tbsp VegInspired Cashew Garlic Aioli , linked above
  • 2 ribs of celery (about , diced fine
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, more or less to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Dulse granules
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Lightly mash chickpeas
  2. Mix ingredients into mashed chickpeas
  3. Form uniform patties in the desired size (about a 1/4 of a cup of mixture)
  4. Cook in a pan over medium-high heat until browned on each side.
  5. Serve with spicy mayo or quick remoulade - 
  6. VegInspired Remoulade:
  7. *1 Cup Cashew Garlic Aioli
  8. *2 teaspoons lemon juice
  9. *2 teaspoons Franks hot sauce
  10. *1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
  11. *2 teaspoons​ dried parsley
  12. *1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  13. *sprinkle of garlic powder
  14. *sprinkle of paprika
  15. **MIX all ingredients. 


Cashew Garlic Aioli 

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Watch the Full Recipe Video HERE


We hope you enjoy this tasty and easy recipe for Chickpea Cakes.  These cakes are an incredibly versatile meal! You can make a bunch and eat them over rice or grains, in a sandwich or wrap, on a salad, or just on their own.  Makes for quick dinners and grab-and-go lunches.  Snap a pic and share it with us on Instagram or Facebook @veginspired and use the #veginspiredfoodie

Thanks and Eat More Plants,