Chickpea Meatballs (Air Fryer)

Contributed By: Parker


1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg
4 fresh basil leaves, torn
3 garlic cloves, halved
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup dry bread crumbs, divided
Cooking spray


1. Place first 8 ingredients in a food processor; add 1/3 cup bread crumbs. Process until combined (mixture will be soft). Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place remaining 2/3 cup bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Gently add balls, a few at a time, and toss to coat; shake off excess.
2. Preheat air fryer to 375°. In batches, place balls in a single layer in greased air fryer; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until golden brown, 11 to 13 minutes. If desired, top with additional fresh torn basil leaves.

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min./batch
YIELD: 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts
4 balls: 252 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 562mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 11g protein.

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