In a frying pan, heat up 1 tbsp of olive oil and cook the white onion until soft. Add the chard, season with salt and pepper and cook for about 10 minutes until wilted. Let cool
In a food processor place all the remaining ingredients, except for the olive oil, and process until you get a smooth mixture.
Once cooled, add the chard to the chickpea mixture and combine together.
Heat some of the olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat.
Wet your hands, as the mixture is sticky, and scoop 1 tablespoon of the mixture at a time. Form into a ball and slightly flatten it before placing it into the frying pan.
Gently fry them for approximately 3 minutes on each side, until slightly golden.
Place on a paper towel lined plate, so that they don't get soggy.