|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 2 to 4|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 33g||43%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||22%|
|Total Carbohydrate 98g||36%|
|Dietary Fiber 17g||60%|
|Total Sugars 32g|
|Vitamin C 135mg||676%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This tuna and chickpea patties recipe is egg-free and contains no potatoes as fillers. Instead, fiber-rich pureed chickpeas are added to the mix. They’re a delicious alternative to salmon patties. The chickpeas add a nutty dimension to these patties that are infused with fresh cilantro and parsley and a hint of cumin seeds. Serve this Australian favorite with a side of cucumber and minted yogurt for dipping.
1 (15-ounce) can (425 grams) chickpeas, drained
2 tablespoons olive oil, for blending
1 (12-ounce) can (340 grams) tuna, water packed, drained
1 to 2 large carrots, grated
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 handful fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon red chile flakes
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup breadcrumbs, for dredging
2 cups vegetable oil, for frying
1 1/2 cups natural yogurt
1/2 cucumber, peeled and cubed
1 handful mint, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, grated
1 lemon, quartered
Place chickpeas in a blender or food processor along with 1/8 cup of olive oil. Blend to roughly puree the chickpeas. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
Add tuna, grated carrots, onion, garlic, cilantro, parsley, sea salt, and chile flakes. Stir well to combine.
Shape mixture into small patties and then cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Remove patties from the fridge and then dredge in a little flour, followed by the breadcrumbs.
Heat about 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet and fry patties until golden brown on each side. Place patties on a paper towel to drain. If they seem a little moist, then fry them for a second time and then drain. This helps the patties keep their shape.
To make the dipping sauce, combine yogurt, cucumber, mint and grated garlic in a small bowl. Stir well and then serve with the tuna chickpea patties along with some lemon wedges for squeezing.
Edited by Barbara Rolek