Donna Hay
Recipe by Health September 2014


Credit: William Meppem

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10 mins
30 mins
40 mins
Serves: 4


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a saucepan, bring quinoa and broth to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook until all broth has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly.

  • In a food processor, process bread until fine bread crumbs form. Add chickpeas, quinoa, egg, cilantro, cumin, chile, salt and pepper and process in short bursts until mixture is finely chopped. Shape mixture into 4 patties. Brush patties with oil and cook in a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat until golden, about 4 minutes per side.

  • Serve patties with pitas and, if desired, greens, avocado, tomato and mayonnaise or yogurt.

Chef's Notes

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Adapted with permission from Fresh and Light, by Donna Hay. Copyright 2012.

Nutrition Facts

345 calories; fat 9g; saturated fat 1g; protein 14g; carbohydrates 53g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 47mg; iron 3mg; sodium 410mg; calcium 72mg.