Followed the recipe except that we didnt have fregola; substituted Israeli couscous. The resulting mixture was fairly bland in taste, despite the many flavorful ingredients. I guess everything was overwhelmed by the pureed chickpeas. While it was possible to create a patty, they didn't hold their shape and spread out during the cooking process. They were unpleasantly mushy. We have some mix left. May try again, possibly adding an egg to help bind the ingredients together, and adding some additional herbs or more vegetables.