After meat last night it was definitely a vege night tonight. Not everyone likes tahini (can’t for the life of me figure why) but if you happen to be one like Mr MWCED then perhaps a yoghurt and dill sauce would be a great alternative.
- 1/3 cup tahini paste
- 1 garlic clove chopped very finely
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 to 6 tablespoons lukewarm water
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Add tahini paste, garlic, lemon juice, salt and olive oil into a bowl. Mix together. It will get quick thick. Then slowly add water a tablespoon at a time until the sauce is the consistency that you want. Then add cumin (or any other seasoning you’d like) and parsley. I think I might add some chilli next time. Be prepared to want to taste a lot of it. Unless of course you are like Mr MWCED who wouldn’t even taste it. Oh well, more for me.
And then onto the patties.
Crispy Chickpea Patties
- 1/3 cup (75 mL) extra virgin olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh parsley
- 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper
Open can of chickpeas, rinse and drain. Put chickpeas into a blender and mix until a paste. Put onion, garlic and cumin in a pan and cook until onion is tender. Add to chickpeas with parsley, egg, flour and seasoning. Mix well and make into small patties. This made around 8 patties. Shallow fry in oil until browned on each side, around 3 minutes each side. Drain on paper towels. At this stage you can pop into fridge until you want to cook. Put into a warm oven for around 10 minutes to heat through (my oven was at 180 C).
I was thinking of making a salad, but decided instead to cook some brown rice. When the rice was ready I threw in some spinach and mixed it through until it began to wilt. Then added chopped red pepper and green onion. It was Very Good.
Well that was certainly a dinner plate of healthy goodness. And delicious. Perfect.