Squash and Chickpea Fritters with Winter Greens and Hazelnut Salad

Squash and Chickpea Fritters with Winter Greens and Hazelnut SaladRecipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto
These little cakes are a snap to make and, with the salad, create a great vegetarian entrée for fall.


4 servings
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 435
Caloriesfromfat 63 %
Protein 11 g
Fat 31 g
Satfat 3.8 g
Carbohydrate 35 g
Fiber 9.7 g
Sodium 454 mg
Cholesterol 54 mg


1/3 cup blanched hazelnuts
8 ounces cubed butternut squash
2 slices whole-wheat bread
1 can (14 oz.) chickpeas (garbanzos), drained
1 arge egg
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage leaves
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon red chile flakes
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 cups mixed winter greens such as radicchio and escarole
1 tablespoon tablespoon lemon juice


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Toast hazelnuts on a rimmed baking sheet until browned and fragrant, 5 to 8 minutes.

2. Put squash in a microwave-safe container with 1/4 cup water and cover with plastic wrap. Cook on high until squash is tender when pierced, about 3 minutes. Drain.

3. Pulse bread in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Add squash and chickpeas and pulse until slightly chunky. Add egg, flour, sage, salt, pepper, and chile flakes. Pulse just until blended.

4. Heat 3 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Drop 1/4-cup portions of squash mixture into oil, making a few fritters at a time, and cook, turning once, until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer to a platter.

5. Toss greens with remaining 3 tbsp. oil, the lemon juice, and hazelnuts. Serve squash fritters with salad.



Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.