Chickpea Fritters with Tzatziki Sauce & Green Salad

Chickpea Fritters

with Tzatziki Sauce & Green Salad

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Are you cooking with garbanzo bean flour yet? If not, let us convince you to try it! This flour has health cred: it’s packed with protein, fiber, and vitamins, plus it’s gluten-free. Also, because it’s naturally dense, it’s great for binding. While some gluten-free flours don’t hold up when baked, garbanzo bean flour has a sturdy yet tender texture that’s perfect for quick breads, muffins, and fritters. Make it a staple in your kitchen!

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SERVINGS
2
PREP & COOK TIME
40 min
CALORIES
670
FAT
29g
CARBOHYDRATES
270g
PROTEIN
25g

MAIN INGREDIENTS

  1. ½ cup garbanzo bean flour
  2. ½ cup midnight grains
  3. ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  4. 4 radishes
  5. 4 oz Arcadian greens
  6. 1 cucumber
  7. Fresh dill
  8. 1 lemon
  9. ¼ cup Follow Your Heart Soy Free Vegenaise
  10. 1 tbsp + 1 tsp vegetable oil*
  11. 2 tsp olive oil*
  12. Salt and pepper*
  13. *Not included
  14. For full ingredient list, see Nutrition
Allergens: N/A
Nutrition

TOOLS

  • 8x8 (or smaller) baking dish
  • Medium saucepan with lid
  • Large nonstick skillet
  • Box grater

INSTRUCTIONS

1
Make the batter
Coat an 8x8 baking dish with 1 tsp vegetable oil. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the garbanzo bean flour, ½ tsp salt, and 1½ cups water. Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring often, until mixture thickens and steam spouts, about 8 to 10 minutes. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and chill in the refrigerator until firm, about 15 minutes. Rinse the saucepan.
2
Cook the grains
Add the midnight grains and 1¼ cups water to the medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until the grains are tender and water is absorbed, about 20 to 25 minutes. Let the grains stand for 5 minutes, covered and off of the heat.
3
Prepare the salad
Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add the pumpkin seeds. Cook until fragrant and toasted, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl to cool. Thinly slice the radishes and add to the large bowl along with the Arcadian greens.
4
Mix the tzatziki sauce
Grate the cucumber on the largest side of a box grater. Squeeze the excess water out of the cucumber and add grated cucumber to a medium bowl. Chop the dill fronds and add to the bowl. Halve the lemon and add just 1 tbsp lemon juice along with the Vegenaise and a pinch of salt to the bowl. Stir the tzatziki sauce and place in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.
5
Cook the chickpea fritters
Check if the middle of the batter is firm to the touch. If so, slice into 6 squares and transfer them to a cutting board. Place the large skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tbsp vegetable oil. Once hot, add the chickpea squares. Cook until brown and crisp, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chickpea fritters to a paper-towel-lined plate and sprinkle with salt.
6
Serve
Add just 2 tsp lemon juice, 2 tsp olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper to the green salad and toss. Cut any remaining lemon into wedges. Divide the midnight grains and chickpea fritters between plates. Drizzle with tzatziki sauce and serve with green salad and lemon wedges. Enjoy!