Monday, July 30, 2012

Sweet potato and chickpea patties with dilly cucumbers

Although it is Monday and nowhere near time for a food post, I am here with one.  I meant to post this on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but never found the time.  Last night, Peter got home from his trip in Slovenia and the last thing I wanted to do was turn on my computer.  

This is a simple recipe, perfect for summer and for picnics by the lake.  In fact, that is exactly what I made these for last week.  They're simple, vegan and fit into a whole foods diet, but they are extremely tasty.  I am not a huge cucumber fan but I adored the delicious dilly ones in this recipe.    

Enjoy these light and healthy summer patties somewhere beautiful with great company and you are sure to have a happy tummy and a happy heart.

Sweet potato and chickpea patties with dilly cucumbers 


  • 1 1/4 cups dried chickpeas 
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and grated
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • In a bowl, soak chickpeas in 4 cups water for at least 12 hours and up to 24; drain well. Heat oven to 375°. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a food processor, process chickpeas, tahini, black pepper, baking powder and 3/4 tsp salt, scraping down sides as necessary, until mixture holds together when pinched, 2 minutes; transfer to a bowl. Stir in sweet potato. In a second bowl, combine cucumber, onion, dill, vinegar and remaining 1/4 tsp salt; set aside. Form chickpea–sweet potato mixture into 4 burgers; place on baking sheet; cover tightly with foil; bake 20 minutes. Remove foil; coat burgers with spray; bake until crisp and golden underneath, 20 to 25 minutes. Flip burgers; coat with cooking spray; bake until crisp on other side, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve burgers with dilly cucumbers.
These guys joined us for a picnic.

And the sunset was gorgeous! 

1 comment:

rachelsdigestif said...

Mmm...those look delicious! I think I'm going to have to give those a try.