Cauliflower Chickpea Patties

Like many people in the new year, I had high hopes to start it out right. I was motivated to lighten up my diet, which for the last few months had consisted of cookies, cookies, cocktails, and more cookies.  I ended the new year with a big shopping trip filled with fresh veggies, finished off the last of the cookies, and enjoyed my News Years Eve with cocktails and friends! Well, I woke up the next morning with I thought was a hangover, but was in fact a cold/flu thing! Yuck!! SO I spent the first few days of the new year stuck to my couch with a box of Kleenex, and my faithful caretaker Netflix.

Cauliflower Chickpea Patties

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Head Cauliflower, florets broken apart
  • 1Can Chick Peas rinsed and drained
  • 1 Bell pepper diced small
  • 1 Onion Diced small
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 Cup Panko
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Boil or steam cauliflower until soft.
  • Saute onion and bell pepper over low heat until soft.
  • Add garlic and saute for another minute or so.
  • In a large bowl, smash chick peas up well with a fork or the bottom of a cup.
  • Add cauliflower and smash up as well.
  • Add all other ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Mix should be wet but come together in a ball without falling apart.
  • Carefully make a ball in your hands with the mix. I did mine a little bigger than a golf ball.
  • Press ball between hands to make a patty.
  • Place patty on oiled pan or baking dish.
  • Continue with the rest of the mix.
  • Bake for 25 Minutes, flip the patties. and bake for another 20 minutes or until browned.