From Your Bariatric Nutrition Team

If you are looking for plant based protein green peas are a great source. This simple veggie recipe is great for vegan and gluten-free diets too. These fritters are great served hot, cold or room temperature, which makes it easy to grab-and-go for lunch, a simple side dish or meal.

Makes 10 servings.


  • 2 cups frozen peas (defrosted)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tbsp. dried mixed herbs (use Italian seasoning or a mixture of chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, chives, thyme or rosemary)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F, and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, and sauté the onion and garlic for a few minutes until softened.
  3. Add the peas, onions and garlic to a food processor and pulse until it becomes a thick paste.
  4. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and herbs, and stir into the pea mixture
  5. Scoop 1 Tbsp. of the mixture, roll into a ball, and press down slightly to create a patty shape on the baking sheet. (Note: The mixture will be sticky, so you may need to wet your hands to shape them into patties.)
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown, turn halfway through cooking.

Nutrition Information:  Calories 94; Fat 3g; Carbs 14g; Fiber 3g; Protein 4g; Sugar 2g


Yogurt Dipping sauce (optional)

  • 1 cup soy yogurt (Greek yogurt is a great substitute if not vegan)
  • Mixed fresh or dried herbs, finely chopped
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Mix all ingredients together, and serve with fritters