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Quinoa and Chickpea Cakes

It's a bit hard to find good vegetarian alternatives to burgers which hold together well. These are not bad!

Quinoa and Chickpea Cakes

1 x 400g Can of Chickpeas, drained

1/2 Red Onion, finely diced

1 Zucchini or 1 Carrot, grated

3 Tbsps Coriander, finely chopped

3 Tbsps Red wine vinegar

2 Cloves Garlic, crushed

2 heaped Tbsps Peanut butter

1 tsp Cumin

2 tsps ground Black pepper

1/2 Tsp Turmeric

1/4 Tsp Salt

1 Cup of cooked Quinoa

1 large handful Spinach leaves, chopped

Olive oil to cook.

Place the chickpeas in a bowl and mash with a fork.

Add all the other ingredients and mix well to combine.

Using your hands, shape into 6-8 patties.

Heat the oil in a heavy based pan and fry for 3 minutes on each side.


I did this in a food processor, but take great care not to over process or all the texture will be gone. I also cooked on baking paper to avoid the cakes sticking to the pan.

Serve with chilli jam, or a homemade salsa (I used tomato, avocado, onion, coriander, chilli and garlic dressed with a little olive oil and red wine vinegar).

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