May 2, 2012

Chickpea Zucchini Patties with Minted Yogurt Sauce / CSA Week 3

Check out the goods from Week 3 with Gruber Farm CSA. So much color!


Included in the box:

  • Swiss chard
  • collard greens
  • sweet onions
  • strawberries
  • zucchini
  • squash
  • red potatoes

Onto the cooking. I know what you’re thinking. Another recipe with mint?

Yes. My one and only “child” is my new mint plant and I’m taking full advantage of it before I kill it. Minted everything. Somebody come over with some rum so we can make mojitos!

Chickpea Zucchini Patties with Minted Yogurt Sauce


  • 1 (15.5-oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 small zucchini, grated
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp.  salt
  • 1 cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice 
  • 3 tbsp. fresh mint leaves, finely chopped


  1. For the patties: In a food processor, pulse chickpeas until very finely chopped. Place in a medium-sized bowl. Stir in panko crumbs, zucchini, onion, egg whites, and salt. Form into eight separate patties.

  2. Warm a pan that has been coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Sauté patties until golden and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  3. For the sauce: In a small bowl, stir Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and mint until well mixed.

  4. Serve patties warm. Top with yogurt sauce.


Calling all vegetarians! This recipe is for youuuuuuu. And when those crazies ask you if you’re getting protein, show them the stats on chickpeas and Greek yogurt. Bam.

I hope my CSA gives me more zucchini because I could eat this over and over. Joe came over for dinner and he called them my “love tarts.” That made me chuckle.


What’s your favorite Spring vegetable? How do you cook with it?

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  • Oh my goodness, I am making these this week, they look amazing!!  I found some greek yogurt tzatziki at Costco last week that will go perfect with those patties!

  • Brittany Greer

    Love those! Can’t wait to try it. Question- what do you end up doing with the egg yolks? The cookies I made last night called for 3 egg whites too and I always hate just throwing the yolks away, but I don’t know what else to use them for. Any ides?

  • These look good!

    You need to use that mint to make some mint juleps this weekend – it’s Derby! Ha, I’m going to put up some mint julep recipes later this week. 

  • So much zucchini! Jealous, one of my favorite vegetables. 

  • itzyskitchen

    Yum! They look just perfect. I’d be excited about those red potatoes too. Favorite spring vegetable? Probably asparagus

  • Aahh these sound delicious! I love all the ingredients you used!

  • 1. those look awesome
    2. you’re making me hungry.
    3. I just starred the recipe in my Goog reader. 😉

  • Amy

    Um, those look amazing. And I just so happen to have a couple of zucchinis lounging around our fridge. Gotta make these soon! 

  • Derby Day is Saturday, which means your child arrived just in time for mint juleps!  They are the only reason I grow mint.

  • I can’t wait to have a family (or at least more than 1 person to cooke for) so I can take part in those farm delivery boxes.  

  • Oh my, these look delicious! I absolutely adore chickpea burgers

  • I will be bringing rum over as soon as I figure out where you live (and maybe some back up mint) because mojitos are my favorite cocktail in the entire world. 

  • Ohh interesting, this is like a marriage of two of my fave dishes. Yum!!

  • Yes, please!  I will definitely be making these.  I think I have all ingredients at home except for the plain yogurt and mint leaves…but a good way to use the zuchinni I have! 

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