Chickpea and Spinach Patties with Hummus, Feta Cheese and Tomatoes

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Crispy, spicy, deep-fried chickpeas are one of my favorite things to eat in the whole world: I heart Falafel. This Chickpea and Spinach recipe is inspired by them. These are pan-fried in a lightly greased pan and are healthier than traditional deep-fried falafel.

These will satisfy any craving for falafel! Pile them high on flatbread or stuffed into pitas with home-made hummus, feta cheese and tomatoes.The hummus is a basic recipe I’ve been making for years and you can play around with it to suit your own taste. It’s very forgiving. And totally delicious!

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Chickpea and Spinach Patties with Feta Cheese and Tomato
(by Reeni)

1 can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2/3 cup chopped frozen Spinach, cooked, water squeezed out
1/4 cup diced Onion
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1/4 cup seasoned Bread Crumbs
1 Egg, beaten
1 tablespoon fresh Parsley, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
1/2 teaspoon Sea salt
fresh cracked Pepper
Vegetable Oil, for pan frying
Crumbled Feta, for serving

1. In a large bowl smash the Chickpeas with a potato masher or use your food processor to break them down. Add all the ingredients and mix well. Form four patties and refrigerate for a half hour.

2. Pan fry in a tiny amount of oil or cook on a George Foreman grill until golden brown on the outside and cooked through. About five minutes each side. Serve with Feta, Hummus, Lettuce and Tomato.

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Hummus
(by Reeni)

1 can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup Tahini
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup diced Onion
1 clove Garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
Lemon juice, fresh squeezed

In the bowl of a food processor add all of your ingredients including a tablespoon of Lemon juice. Pulse until smooth. Taste and add more Lemon juice if desired. If the mixture is too thick add additional Olive Oil or Bottled Water a tablespoon at a time until you get the consistency you like. Taste and re-season to your personal taste preference. Drizzle additional Olive Oil on top for serving.

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Comments

  1. Adrienne says

    oh how i love hummus! this looks delish. we had your spaghetti pie tonight… a real favorite around here every time :)

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