• Healthy Chickpea and Zucchini Fritters

Healthy Chickpea and Zucchini Fritters

Baked chickpea and zucchini patties are similar to a falafel but much lighter and with some extra added healthy veggies. Serve in a pita or on their own with a light yogurt dip.


    1 15.5-oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    1 cup plain breadcrumbs
    1 zucchini, coarsely grated and squeezed dry
    1 small red onion, coarsely grated and squeezed dry
    1 egg, lightly whisked
    1 teaspoon coarse salt
    Grapeseed or olive oil for pan
    4 whole-wheat pitas
    Low-fat Greek yogurt, mixed with a few tablespoons of lemon juice
    Baby lettuce
    1 cup fresh mint leaves


    Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
    Mash chickpeas in a bowl or food processor till smooth
    Mix with zucchini, onion, breadcrumbs, egg, and salt
    Form into patties and place on an oiled baking sheet or cast iron pan
    Bake in oven for 10 minutes on each side
    Serve in pitas with yogurt, lettuce and mint

Recipe adapted from Whole Living

Source: http://www.theendlessmeal.com/healthy-chickpea-and-zucchini-patties/