Monday, 17 August 2015
Green Chick Pea Patties
1 1/2 c green chick peas
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp ground flax meal
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sumac
Blend all ingredients in a mixer till almost smooth. Slightly chunky is the texture to achieve.
Let sit from 15 minutes or a few hours in the fridge depending on when you make them. You can even make them a day ahead.
Heat cast iron pan on medium heat and add a few table spoons of olive oil.
In the mean time roll mix into small balls and place them into the hot pan & oil. Slightly squish down to form baby patties and cook for approx 5 minutes per side. This mix is a bit soft but they do stay together and will be crispy on the outside & soft in the middle. If you put a larger amount of oil in the pan ( or pot ) then you can leave them in the ball shapes and they will be crispy on all sides and soft in the inside. Which ever you prefer.
Serve them however you like. I ended up making this then taking half a bun then layered it with the cauliflower mash, 1 zucchini slice & 1 mini patty. Drizzled with a little homemade garlic dressing & tahini sauce. The carrots & salad went solo. This dish is not shy on nutrients. Got the good carbs, protein & healthy fats going on. There's even a little Vit B12 from the nutritional yeast, not to mention many other vitamins & minerals plus health benefits.. See below on those details.
Health Benefits of Green Chick Pea
You might remember this from the other green chickpea recipe I posted.
Chick peas are high in dietary fibre and so help reduce the risk of colon cancer, and studies have suggested that they help control blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels and insulin secretion. The fibre in chickpeas remains undigested until it gets to the lower intestine and the colon and so helps those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Decreased Cardiovascular Risks
Hope you and enjoy and may you be Nutritionally Well.