Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2/3 c Hulled, raw sunflower seeds

  2. 2 c Cooked and drained chickpeas

  3. 1 c Uncooked couscous

  4. 1/2 c Tomato juice

  5. 1/2 c Dry red wine

  6. 3 tb Soy sauce

  7. 2 tb Dijon mustard

  8. 2 tb Red wine vinegar

  9. 2 ts Dried rosemary

  10. 1 ts Dried thyme

  11. 1/2 ts Black pepper

  12. 3 tb Minced fresh parsley

  13. 3 Garlic cloves; pressed

  14. 1 tb Olive oil

  15. 350F. Spread sunflower seeds on a baking tray. Remove any shells or discolored seeds. Bake

  16. 5-7 minutes until seeds smell nutty and darken slightly. Grind seeds in a food processor for 30 seconds until coarsely chopped. Add chickpeas and process until well mixed. Keep mixture in the food processor. In a heavy,

  17. 1 quart pot, combine couscous, tomato juice and red wine. Stir & bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes until the couscous has absorbed all the liquid. Let sit

  18. 5 more minutes. Add cooked couscous to chickpea mixture along with remaining ingredients except oil. Mix well, stopping the processor and scraping down the sides once or twice, until smooth. Lightly oil your hands. Shape

  19. 2 to 3 Tb of chickpea mixture between your hands to form a ball. Repeat with remaining mixture until you have

  20. 24 balls. Flatten balls to form patties about 2" wide and 1/2" thick. Brush croquettes with olive oil and place on a lightly oiled baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes, turn the croquettes over, brush with oil and bake another

  21. 10-12 minutes.

  22. These may be served in a sandwich, as an appetizer or as a main dish with pasta and tomato sauce. "Vegetarian Times", January, 1993


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