Pumpkin Chickpea Fritters

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Chill Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 h
  • Makes: 16 fritters

Ingredients

  • 1 can Compliments Chick Peas, drained and rinsed 398 mL
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves 60 mL
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp lemon zest 5 mL
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice 30 mL
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 125 mL
  • 1/2 cup Compliments Pure Pumpkin 125 mL
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 75 mL
  • 1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
  • 1/2 tsp pepper 2 mL
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 125 mL
  • 1 pkg Compliments Naturally Simple Roasted Garlic Bruschetta Topping 227 g

Directions

  • Step 1

    Place chick peas, cilantro, garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice in a food processor; pulse until finely ground. Add eggs, breadcrumbs, pumpkin puree, cheese, salt and pepper; pulse to combine.

  • Step 2

    Using 2 tbsp (30 mL) mixture for each fritter, shape into 1/2-in. (1-cm) thick patties. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Chill 10 to 15 min. to firm up.

  • Step 3

    Heat half the oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Fry fritters in batches for 6 to 8 min., turning once, until golden brown and cooked through. Add more oil, as needed. Drain fritters on paper towels. Serve with bruschetta topping.

Tip

Substitute leftover mashed squash for the pumpkin puree.

Try serving with garlic aioli for dipping.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1 fritter):
  • Calories 120
  • Fat 9 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
  • Carbs 8 g
  • Sugar 1 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 220 mg