Sunday, September 7, 2014

Veggie patties

There is no real vegetarian substitute for a real burger. However, if one can for a moment shed the need for comparison, they will find these vegetarian patties truly delicious. The quinoa gives them a nice texture.

1 cup dried chickpeas
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 small onion
3 scallions
0.25 cup basil
0.25 cup cilantro
0.25 cup parsley
2 tsp kosher salt
1.5 tsp smoked paprika
0.25 tsp crushed pepper flakes
1 small zucchini

Soak the dried chickpeas in a covered bowl with plenty of water overnight. Drain.

Add all ingredients but the zucchini to a food processor. Process until blended, scrape down sides as necessary. Grate the zucchini and add it to this mixture.

Distribute into 6 equal portions and shape into patties between your palms. Set onto a baking sheet.

Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Brown both sides of the veggie patty. Serve with dilly cucumber salad, onions, flatbread, etc.

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