Southwestern Chickpea Patties
May 18, 2009, 11:13 pm
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In realizing that it’s now officially shorts and t-shirt weather, I decided I really need to go a little more lo-cal on some of my favorite dinners.  Falafel is something that D.Jones and I both love, as is anything Mexical and/or southwestern.  I found a Weight Watchers recipe that is sort of an interesting combo of the two.  I added my own spin  to it and came up with this…

Southwestern Chickpea Patties

1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1/3 cup low fat sour cream

4 garlic cloves

2 tsp cumin

1 to 2 tsp hot sauce (Tapatio is what I used)

1/4 white cornmeal

fresh salsa (homemade or store bought from the dairy area, which tastes much fresher and usually has more cilantro and onion to it.  Yum!)

Combine chickpeas, sour cream, garlic, cumin and hot sauce in a food processor.  Scrape bowl and stir to combine.  Form mixture into 5 medium sized patties.  Heat small amount of olive oil in skillet, or to reduce calories, spray skillet with olive oil spray.  Cook patties on medium heat until browned.  Turn and brown on second side and remove from heat to serving plate.  (If you are using olive oil spray, spray the top of the patty before flipping so it will brown better on the second side).


Serve topped with a spoonful of salsa and a small dollop of low fat sour cream.

You can make these as spicy as you like by altering the amount of hot sauce in the recipe or using a hotter salsa for topping. 

Served with a side salad, these made a delicious, low calorie, spicy and perfect dinner.   And really, they couldn’t be much easier!



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OMG, sounds delicious! Harry won’t eat it, but I certainly will!

Comment by Alicia


Oh I’m stupid.

Comment by jae

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