Its settled down now, but a few weeks ago it was raining nonstop here in Florida. We badly needed the rain, but it left outdoor dining options pretty limited (and gave me a good excuse to sit inside and enjoy the cloudy night!) Not having a grill anyway, I decided to go for a baked chickpea burger. The pineapple salsa was a last minute addition and made dinner feel tropical on a stormy night!
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1 egg (or equivalent egg substitute)
- Hamburger buns (I used Hawaiian sweet rolls!)
- Pineapple chunks, drained
- Red wine vinegar
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Add garlic, onion, chickpeas, and salt and pepper to taste to food processor and drizzle oil into bowl. Blend until it forms a rough paste.
- Empty food processor into medium bowl. Add egg and bread crumbs and combine.
- Mold chickpea blend into palm-sized patties, about 3 inches across and half an inch thing. If they cannot hold their shape, add a little more olive oil.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Drain pineapple through colander and sprinkle with salt. Let sit for 20 minutes.
- Move pineapple to bowl and toss with red wine vinegar and cilantro to taste.
- Serve on top of chickpea patty.
Rosé Strawberry Punch
Mix ingredients in a pitcher and serve!
- 1 bottle rosé
- Juice from can of pineapple, drained
- 1 liter Sprite
- Frozen whole strawberries (to chill your punch)