Chickpea & couscous patties
It's nearly Friday, which means it's almost aperitivo time!
During lock-down, my partner and I got into the habit of having a homemade aperitivo every Friday afternoon: for a finger food lover like me, patties are the perfect bite to go with a refreshing drink!
300g cooked chickpeas
250g cooked couscous
3-4 sun-dried tomatoes halves (hydrated)
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 garlic clove
2 tbsp olive oil
A pinch of salt (optional)
1 tsp fresh parsley
1-2 tbsp breadcrumbs
Place all the ingredients together in a food processor - with exception of the breadcrumbs- and blend until everything is well combined and smooth. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and then into the fridge to set at least for 1 hour, but the longer the better as this will allow the mixture to become more firm.
When ready to cook, add 1 or 2 tbsp of breadcrumbs to thicken a little bit more and knead with your hands. Form the patties and place on a tray covered with oiled parchment paper.
Bake at 220°C for 20 minutes, turning them halfway through. You can extend the cooking time by 3 more minutes on the grill mode to get a nice and crunchy bite.
Serve warm with your fave dips and enjoy!