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Zucchini Patty Sandwiches

This zucchini-chickpea sandwich takes its inspiration from falafel. It is filling enough for dinner, and satisfies meat-eaters and vegetarians.
Whole Living, September 2011
  • Yield Serves 8
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Ingredients

  • 1 15.5-oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 zucchini, grated
  • 1 small red onion, grated
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 whole-wheat pitas, toasted
  • 1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 8 leaves tender lettuce
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves

Directions

  1. Mash chickpeas in a bowl until smooth. Stir in breadcrumbs, zucchini, onion, egg, and salt. Form into eight 4-by-1/2-inch patties.

  2. Saute patties in oil until golden and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  3. Halve pitas and stuff with patties, yogurt, lettuce, and mint.

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