Chickpea Fritters

Garbanzo beans never tasted so good!

Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

 

  • 1 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice + lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp. oil, safflower or sunflower recommended
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1/2 tsp. fresh oregano, divided
  • 1 tsp. raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1, 15-oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat bread crumbs*

SALAD

  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • 1/2 small fennel bulb, cored and thinly sliced

*use almond flour for gluten-free option

 

Instructions

 

  1. In a sealed jar, shake together shallot, lemon juice, 2 tsp. water, 2 tsp. oil, 2 tsp. oregano, honey, and 1/8 tsp. salt. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash chickpeas, egg, bread crumbs, remaining oregano and lemon zest. If you are adding greens into the fritters, use a food processor to blend all ingredients together.
  3. Stir in cheese. Mix well and shape into a large ball. Divide ball into four patties, flattening each into 1/2″ thickness.
  4. In a medium nonstick skilled, heat remaining 1/2 tsp. oil on medium, add patties and cook until both sides are lightly golden and cooked through. About 4 minutes per side.
  5. In a medium bowl, toss together arugula and fennel, then pour dressing over top and toss.
  6. Divide salad and fritters among plates and enjoy!

photos by Kacy Meinecke for DietsInReview.com

 

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