Wild Salmon, Chick Pea and Mint Patties
The cilantro dip really adds a lot to these tasty treats.
Prep time 30 minutesServes 6
2 cups canned chick peas or cannelloni beans, rinsed and drained
1 small red onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons medium curry powder
1 medium red chili pepper, deseeded and minced
Handful of fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
Organic extra virgin olive or macadamia nut oil, for frying
1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- Place salmon in blender; add chick peas or cannelloni beans, onion, garlic, curry powder, chili pepper, mint, cumin seeds, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Blend together for a few seconds, but do not over-blend.
- Shape mixture into 18 balls; flatten them into patties. Dust lightly with flour.
- Heat olive oil in a large frying pan and gently fry patties for about 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown. (You may have to do this in batches.) Drain on paper towels.
- Mix together yogurt and chopped fresh cilantro. Serve with warm patties.
Nutrients per serving: 324 calories, 19g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 52% calories from fat, 41mg cholesterol, 20g protein, 19g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, 661mg sodium, 269mg calcium and 1.3g omega-3 fatty acids.