Healthy Mediterranean Food

Pitas with Garbanzo Patties and Yogurt

and cucumber relish
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Pitas with Garbanzo Patties and Yogurt

Pitas with garbanzo patties and Yogurt - Mediterranean Bite Sized Delights!

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Health Score:
83 / 100
45 min.


For the Patties:
3 cups canned chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
2 scallions (finely chopped)
1 clove garlic cloves (peeled, finely chopped)
1 egg yolk
2 Tbsps flat-leaf parsley (chopped)
2 Tbsps cilantro (chopped)
1 tsp Cumin (ground)
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
breadcrumbs (as required)
For the Cucumber Relish:
1 Cucumber (halved, seeds removed, finely chopped)
½ tsp Curry powder
3 Tbsps lemon juice
½ tsp brown sugar
2 Tbsps dried, fried onions
For the Yogurt Topping:
cup Yogurt
1 tsp lemon zest (finely grated)
To Serve:
vegetable oil (for frying)
4 small Pita bread
1 Red onion (peeled, finely sliced)
1 handful baby Spinach
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Preparation steps

For the chickpea burgers: Purée the chickpeas briefly; they should not be completely smooth. Mix in the spring onions, garlic, egg yolk and herbs. Season with cumin, salt and cayenne.
Knead the mixture to a dough, adding breadcrumbs as required. Moisten your hands and shape the mixture into four patties.
For the cucumber relish: Mix the cucumber with the curry powder, 2 tbsp lemon juice, sugar, salt and ground black pepper. Sprinkle with dried fried onions and set to one side.
For the yoghurt dip: Mix the yoghurt with the lemon zest and the remaining lemon juice in a small bowl. Cover and chill until needed.
When ready to serve, heat a couple of tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large frying pan set over a moderate heat until hot. Shallow-fry the burgers for 3 - 4 minutes on each side until they are golden brown.
Heat the pitta breads briefly in a hot pan, if desired. Top with the spinach, the chickpea patties, red onion, and cucumber relish. Top with the yoghurt before serving.