Serves: 1

Chickpea Fritters

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Chickpea Fritters

Quick and healthy lunchtime meal made with high protein chickpeas.

  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 small onion (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tsp cumin (ground )
  • 1 tsp coriander (ground )
  • 1 small red chilli (de-seeded and finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp mint or coriander (chopped )
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • spray oil

Minty yoghurt dip

  • 100 ml low-fat natural yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp mint (chopped )
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  1. Put the chickpeas, garlic, onion, cumin, coriander and chilli in a food processor or blender.
  2. Blend for a few seconds until you have a smooth paste.
  3. Put the chickpea paste in a mixing bowl and stir in the flour, chopped herbs and seasoning.
  4. Divide the mixture into 6 or 8 equal-sized portions and shape each one into a pattie, flattening them with your hands.
  5. Lightly spray a frying pan with oil and place over a medium heat.
  6. When hot, add the chickpea fritters and cook for 3-4 minutes each side, until crisp and golden.
  7. Mix the yoghurt with the mint and sprinkle lightly with cayenne.
  8. Serve with the hot chickpea fritters with a crisp salad.

TIP: If you don’t have chickpeas, you can use canned cannellini beans.