Mediterranean Chickpea Patties

falafel-patties Recipe
Hallie Burton
Layer these tasty chickpea patties over mixed salad greens and drizzle with dressing for a quick Mediterranean lunch or dinner. Serve with pita chips, if desired.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 patties plus 2 cups salad)

Recipe Time

Prep: 16 Minutes
Cook: 4 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 225
Fat 8 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 4 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 12 g
Carbohydrate 29 g
Fiber 8 g
Cholesterol 54 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 387 mg
Calcium 136 mg

Ingredients

1 (15.5-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1 egg, whisked
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup low-fat Greek-style yogurt
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
8 cups mixed salad greens
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
Pita chips (optional)

Preparation

1. Pulse first 4 ingredients (through cumin) and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a food processor until coarsely chopped and mixture comes together. Transfer to a bowl, add egg and 2 tablespoons flour; form into 8 (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Place remaining flour in a small dish and roll patties in it with floured hands; tap off excess flour.

2. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden.

3. Whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice, and remaining salt and pepper. Divide greens, tomatoes, onion, and patties evenly among 4 plates; drizzle each salad with 2 tablespoons dressing. Serve with pita chips, if desired.

Kate Merker,

Health

March 2010
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