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Chickpea & Sweet Potato Patties

Yields16 ServingsPrep Time40 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time50 mins

This versatile recipe can be made into smaller patties as an appetizer, using the mustard-yogurt sauce on the side as a dip. It can also be served on a plate with a green salad, or in a whole-wheat pita. Do not boil sweet potato as that will add excess moisture to patties.

Chickpea and Sweet Potato Patties

 2 tsp brown mustard seed
 1 ½ tsp cumin
 1 ½ tsp coriander
 1 - 19 0z can no-salt added chickpeas, rinsed and welldrained or 2 cups cooked chickpeas
 1 large egg
  cup finely chopped walnuts
  cup dry whole wheat bread crumbs
 2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
 2 Tbsp finley chopped cilantro
 pinch cayenne pepper
 2 tsp canola oil
 ¾ cup fat-free Greek yogurt
 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
 1 Tbsp prepared yellow mustard
 1 clove garlic, minced

Heat small fry pan over medium heat. Add mustard seed, cumin and coriander seed. Stir constantly until fragrant and just starting to brown, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Gently press seed with back of a wooden spoon to crush slightly.


Combine chickpeas, sweet potato, egg, walnuts, bread crumbs, onion, cilantro, cayenne pepper and crushed seed in processor. Pulse until almost smooth, but with pieces of chickpeas and walnuts still visible.


Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop out mixture. Form into patties and place on lightly floured baking sheet. Place in refrigerator for one hour to firm up.


Heat large, non-stick fry pan over medium heat. Add canola oil. Place patties in pan. Cook about 4 minutes per side, until browned. Place on paper towel to absorb excess oil. Serve with a dollop of mustard yogurt sauce.


Combine yogurt, fresh cilantro, mustard and garlic in bowl. Refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 patty plus 1 Tbsp sauce

Servings 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories 111
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g7%

Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 95mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 20g7%

Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.