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Garbanzo Bean And Tahini Burgers

Type: Vegetables
Courses: Sandwiches
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1   Garbanzo beans, chickpeas - (15 to 16 oz) - rinsed, drained
3 tablespoons 45mlMinced red onion
3 tablespoons 45mlChopped fresh dill
2 1/2 tablespoons 37mlDry breadcrumbs
1 1/2 tablespoons 22mlFresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon 15mlEgg white (large)
1 tablespoon 15mlTahini
2   Garlic cloves - peeled
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
1/3 cup 78mlPlain nonfat yogurt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlHot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlGround cumin
2   Pita bread rounds - warmed, and
  Halved horizontally
2 cups 474mlShredded romaine lettuce
1 cup 62g / 2.2ozChopped tomatoes

Recipe Instructions

Using fork, coarsely mash 3/4 cup garbanzo beans in medium bowl. Mix in onion and next 3 ingredients. Puree remaining garbanzo beans, egg white, tahini and garlic in processor until almost smooth. Stir into mashed garbanzo bean mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Shape mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. (Can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover and chill.)

If grilling, spray grill rack with nonstick spray, then prepare barbecue (medium heat). If sauteing, spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and heat over medium heat. Lightly spray patties on both sides with nonstick spray. Place patties on grill or in skillet and cook until golden brown and heated through, about three minutes per side.

Meanwhile, mix yogurt, hot pepper sauce and cumin in small bowl.

Place burgers in pita halves. Top with lettuce, tomatoes and yogurt.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Per serving: calories, 242; total fat, 4 g; saturated fat, 0.5 g; cholesterol, 0.

Bon Appetit, July 2000


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