|Mini Chickpea Burgers and Wild Rice|
My lack of posts last week may have made it look like I was on vacation but, alas, I wasn't. The truth is I fed the husband tacos one night, a quick pancetta grilled cheese sandwich another night and Friday was an eat-whatever-you-can-find-in-the-fridge night. Sorry, readers. Life happens. I'm sure you know how that goes.
But Monday is here once again, and that means I get a fresh start; another opportunity to feed the husband a healthy dinner sans meat. Last Monday the husband kept asking: "Are we having falafels? Are we?" I asked him if that's what he really wanted, and he told me he didn't even know what they were. "What do we even eat them with?" He asked me.
The thing is, he does know what they are because I've made them before. So since I didn't make the husband falafels last week, and I really haven't in a while, I thought maybe we were due.
Mini Chickpea Burgers
1 (15 ounce) can organic garbanzo beans
1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup carrot, chopped
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Pulse the beans through flour in a food processor until the mixture begins to come together. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil until everything is nicely chopped and moist. (Don't puree it, though!)
Form 8 patties and put on a baking sheet that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Cook for 10 minutes, flip and cook for another 10 minutes, or until lightly brown.
164 calories, 2.5 g fat, 30 g carbs, 5.7 g fiber, 6 g protein
I think the husband remembered having something like this before, but he still asked me what he should eat with them. I ate mine on a bed of lettuce and heated a tortilla for the husband and told him to eat his chickpea burgers with lettuce, cucumber and tomato. He was even willing to try the nonfat plain yogurt I'd mixed with fresh chives from my garden.
But he had a point: What should we have paired with our chickpea burgers?