1x 400g can no added salt chickpeas, drain off liquid
1 small zucchini, grated
¼ cup wholemeal self raising flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cucumber, diced
½ tomato, diced
It’s this easy
Put the chickpeas, zucchini into a food processor and process until smooth, or if no food processor mash with a fork.
Mix in flour, add a bit extra if the mixture is too wet.
Shape into 8 patties and fry in oil over a medium-high heat for 2 minutes on each side until golden.
Place on a plate with tomato and cucumber.
Add chopped parsley and ground cumin to the chickpea mixture for extra flavour.
Why is this good?
Tomatoes are a rich source of the carotenoid Lycopene. Research has shown that diets rich in lycopene is associated with reduced risk of certain cancers, particularly prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer and cancers of the digestive tract.
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grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain and/or high cereal fibre varieties
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