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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

Ingredients
 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
Sauce
 ¾ cup fat-free Greek yogurt
 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
 1 Tbsp prepared yellow mustard
 1 clove garlic, minced
Patties
1

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.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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.

Sauce
5

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.