Meatless Monday Recipe – Zucchini Patty Sandwiches

15 Oct

I don’t know about you but I LOVE LOVE LOVE zucchini and am fascinated with all the different ways you can cook with it!!  I get excited when something is not only good for you but actually tastes good too!!  Whoever said not eating meat meant having to give up enjoying food obviously never tried any of my Meatless Monday recipes!!  Honestly speaking, I never knew how much fun it would be to learn about all of these exciting, unique and delicious recipes when I decided to give up eating meat.  I hope you are enjoying these recipes as much as I am!!

Ingredients

  • 1 15.5-oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs (or use wheat germ/oat bran or oats)
  • 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.

Source:  Whole Living

Until next time,

Have a fit and fabulous day,

Lisa

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