Garbanzo Burgers

Garbanzo Burgers Category Cheese 
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Ingredients And Procedures

1/3 c Low-fat (1%) cottage cheese

1/4 c Fat-free egg substitute or

Two lightly beaten egg Whites 2 tb Finely snipped parsley

1 ts Cumin

1 ts Ground coriander

2 Cloves garlic, minced

3/4 ts Chili powder

1/4 ts Sesame oil

1 c Cooked or canned chickpeas,

Rinsed and drained 1/2 c Toasted wheat germ

4 Whole wheat pita bread

Pockets 1 lg Tomato, chopped

2 Scallions, chopped

Alfalfa sprouts Nonfat plain yogurt In a blender or food processor, process the cottage cheese, egg substitute or egg whites, parsley, cumin, coriander, garlic, chili powder and sesame oil on medium speed until smooth. Add the chickpeas and process on low speed until smooth. Stir in the wheat germ. Coat a medium skillet with nonstick spray. Heat the skillet over medium heat. Form the bean mixture into four burgers and add the burgers to the skillet. Cook until the burgers and golden and cooked through, about 6 minutes on each side. Serve in the pita pockets with the tomatoes, scallions and sprouts. Top each with a dollop of the yogurt.

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