• 300 g of chickpeas (soak at least 15 hours)
  • 100 g of chopped California walnuts
  • 1 onion
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro (optional)
  • A pinch of cumin
  • A pinch of salt
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Soak the chickpeas for 15 to 20 hours, then drain the water and dry for a while on an absorbent paper.
  2. Chop the chickpeas until they have a gritty texture.
  3. Chop onion, parsley, carrots and cilantro into small pieces and add to the chickpeas. Then add cumin, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add the chopped walnuts, mix well and form balls. If it’s too moist, you can add a little oatmeal, chickpeas or whole wheat.
  5. In the oven tray lined with vegetable parchment paper, bake the balls at 180°C for 15 to 20 minutes. Turn them over and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes. Serve Hot!