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Chickpea Cakes with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce {America’s Test Kitchen New Family Cookbook Giveaway}

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Chickpea Patties with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

I am so excited to share a new cookbook I recently received to review with you today. America’s Test Kitchen has been working hard at revamping and rebuilding one of its classic landmark family cookbooks – The America’s Test Kitchen New Family Cookbook.  It includes more than 1,100 recipes and features new color photographs for several of those new recipes. This book is a beast, I’ve been going through page after page of tips and recipes from every category you can imagine. What I love the most is that along most recipes there is a paragraph explaining why the recipes works, along with variations, tips, even some step by step photos. The recipes are creative, yet very do-able, so this book is perfect for a seasoned cook but would be a wonderful first cookbook for anyone just starting to cook.

I am a huge fan of any cookbook that America’s Test Kitchen puts out. You may remember my review and recipe from their Six-Ingredient Solution last year. I also featured and included their Healthy Family Cookbook in my healthy cookbook giveaway a couple of years ago.

Chickpea Patties with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

These chickpea patties caught my eye as soon as I saw them in the book. I actually had all of the ingredients on hand in my fridge and pantry so it was one of those recipes I just had to make immediately. Such a great vegetarian recipe! The recipe includes the spice garam masala which is one that I am always trying to find recipes using. They also used Greek yogurt in the actual patty filling which made it extra moist and rich – genius!

Chickpea Patties with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

My little recipe tester and I enjoyed these Chickpea Cakes with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce for lunch for a couple of days. They reheated well and the cucumber-yogurt sauce is so versatile and would be a great sauce to serve with any Greek style chicken or fish recipes too.

Print Recipe

Chickpea Cakes with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

Yield: makes 6 patties

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and shredded
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 6 scallions, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 (15 oz) cans chickpeas, rinsed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 shallot, minced

Directions:

  1. Toss cucumber with 1/2 teaspoon salt and let drain in fine mesh strainer for 15 minutes. Combine drained cucumber, 3/4 cup yogurt, 2 tablespoons scallions, and 1 tablespoon cilantro in bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Pulse chickpeas in food processor to coarse puree with few large pieces remaining, about 8 pulses. Whisk eggs, 2 tablespoons oil, garam masala, cayenne, and 1/8 teaspoon salt together in medium bowl. Gently stir in processed chickpeas, panko, shallot, remaining 1/2 cup yogurt, remaining scallions, and remaining 3 tablespoons cilantro until just combined. Divide chickpea mixture into 6 equal portions and lightly pack into 1-inch thick patties.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Carefully lay 3 patties in hot skillet. Cook until set up and well browned on first side, 4-5 minutes. Gently flip patties. Cook until golden on second side, 4-5 minutes.
  4. Transfer cakes to a plate and tent with aluminum foil to keep warm. Return now empty skillet to medium heat and repeat with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and remaining patties. Serve with cucumber-yogurt sauce.
  • I used a seedless cucumber and skipped the salting and draining step.
  • substitue whole wheat panko if you want to keep it whole-grain friendly
  • I used a small sweet onion

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So many recipes caught my eye in this book! I made a lentil salad earlier this week and will be sharing it with you on Monday. Other recipes I would love to try:

Root Vegetable Gratin :: Tomato and Almond Pesto :: Spice Crusted Grilled Pork Tenderloin :: Pan Roasted Fish Fillets

America's Test Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway

 

America’s Test Kitchen is offering up two copies of their newest cookbook to give away to two of my readers!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

Two winners will each receive one copy of America’s Test Kitchen The New Family Cookbook.

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Good luck and thanks so much for entering!

(Disclosure: There are Amazon affiliate links in this post. The cookbook has been provided to me for review, and winner will be sent cookbook from publisher. All opinions are my own.)

Chickpea Cakes with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce is a flavorful vegetarian recipe your whole family will love.

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77 Responses to “Chickpea Cakes with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce {America’s Test Kitchen New Family Cookbook Giveaway}”

  1. Faye C posted November 22, 2014 at 9:08 am

    These look delicious!

  2. Faye C posted November 22, 2014 at 9:10 am

    I’m from Austin, TX!

  3. Laura posted November 22, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Champaign, IL

  4. Madeleine posted November 22, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Looks yummy!

  5. Jen posted November 22, 2014 at 10:43 am

    I’m from Texas!

  6. Sarah posted November 22, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Where I am from or where I am now? I was born in PA but grew up between PA and Indy. I’m now in Indy.

  7. Lorelei posted November 22, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    I’m from Kentucky, y’all! Currently living in Boston 🙂

  8. Erica posted November 22, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I bet that cookbook is awesome! My MIL swears by America’s test kitchen. The chickepea cakes look delicious. No one would ever miss meat with those! I’m from South Carolina!

  9. Shoshana posted November 22, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I’m from Baltimore, MD!

  10. Anne posted November 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I’m from Utah.

  11. Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) posted November 22, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I’m from Madison, WI (but I live in California now).

  12. Jenice posted November 22, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    From Jefferson City, Missouri

  13. Megan {Country Cleaver} posted November 22, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    I have an ATK obsession and they have never steered me wrong! Adore!

  14. Susan Broughton posted November 23, 2014 at 6:44 am

    I am from Southern Kentucky!

  15. Maria posted November 23, 2014 at 7:20 am

    I am from MA but some day hope to move to your sunny state of FL.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 24, 2014 at 6:39 am

      🙂

  16. Jo posted November 23, 2014 at 7:25 am

    I’ve been looking for more meatless entrees. This one sounds great. Are there a lot of vegetarian options in this book?

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 24, 2014 at 6:38 am

      there is a good amount of them in there! There is a section for them, plus I’ve seen a couple sprinkled throughout.

  17. Carol posted November 23, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Hello. I am from Portland Oregon.

  18. Marianne Hertel posted November 23, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I’m from Kennesaw,Ga.!! 🙂

  19. Liz posted November 23, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I’ve lived in CA for 27 years, but I was born in Canada.

  20. Sandy @ Reluctant Entertainer posted November 23, 2014 at 9:15 am

    OR, and I love this recipe, Aggie! We love recipes using chickpeas. I just made a cake with them!

  21. Jeffrey posted November 23, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Northwest Ohio, bracing for another cold winter this year!

  22. Jeffrey posted November 23, 2014 at 9:19 am

    By the way, I get your email updates sent to jefflammers at rocketmail dot com.

  23. Barbara posted November 23, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Sounds great and looks beautiful.

  24. Carol Gage posted November 23, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I too love America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks and the TV Show on PBS. I am in PA.

  25. Jillian posted November 23, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Sanford FL

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 24, 2014 at 6:37 am

      we are neighbors! 🙂

  26. Alison posted November 23, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I’m from Memphis, TN.

  27. Ilene posted November 23, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I am from New York

  28. Karen D posted November 23, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Grew up in CT, live in central VT

  29. libby posted November 23, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    I’m from Eagle Springs, N C

  30. Dorothea posted November 23, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I’m originally from Indiana

  31. Dolores Vinson posted November 23, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I love American test kitchen, I record all tv episodes . I didn’t realize they had healthy recipes. Would love to win one. But I will enjoy making the ones you share.

  32. Judith M. posted November 23, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    I’m from central California but currently live in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

  33. Samantha posted November 23, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I’m from Central Florida. These look delicious, thank you for the recipe.

  34. Hannah R. posted November 23, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    I’m from Western PA

  35. Jo Derouin posted November 24, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Northern NY

  36. Brian @ A Thought For Food posted November 24, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Oh ATK always gets it right. These chickpea cakes look scrumptious and that yogurt sauce is really the perfect topping.

    I’m up here in Boston, MA. Though, somedays I wish I wasn’t. 🙂

  37. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted November 24, 2014 at 8:56 am

    I love America’s Test Kitchen!! I have their huge baking book and it’s awesome. I love the science behind WHY things work and don’t work. This recipe looks like a winner for sure!!

  38. Amina | PAPER/PLATES posted November 24, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Love this flavor combo!

  39. Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen posted November 24, 2014 at 9:29 am

    I just saw this cookbook for the first time yesterday! If all the recipes look this good it’s definitely a winner. I’ll have to try these chickpea cakes!

  40. Katy posted November 24, 2014 at 9:44 am

    St. Michael, Minnesota 🙂

  41. Flavia posted November 24, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Hi Aggie! Love the recipe and I LOVE America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks! Before I forget, I LOVE your new re-design! Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway to your readers. I’m originally from Maryland. Hugs and miss you! 🙂

  42. Amy @Very Culinary posted November 24, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I’ve been known to make chickpea cookies, so ya, I sort of love them. And love these! Pinned and printed!

  43. Johnna posted November 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    These look delicious! I’m from Kansas City, Missouri.

  44. Jersey Girl Cooks posted November 24, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I’m from NJ. Thanks for the giveaway chance. Looks like a great cookbook.

  45. Lynn BB posted November 24, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    I’m from Illinois. Looks like a great cookbook!

  46. Janine Daly posted November 24, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    these look so good! maybe dinner this week.

  47. Tim posted November 24, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    I am from MA.

  48. Darcy posted November 24, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    I’m from Cali and have been a fan of ATK for 10+ years!

  49. vaishali posted November 24, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Manhattan, KS

  50. Jenice posted November 24, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I’m from Missouri!

  51. jessica w posted November 24, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    I currently live in Huntsville, AL

  52. Amy @ The Nifty Foodie posted November 24, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    I’m from Baton Rouge, Louisiana!

  53. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted November 25, 2014 at 8:12 am

    These look so good!!! Love the yogurt sauce. And you know I’m in Grand Rapids, MI 🙂

  54. Kim B. posted November 25, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Living in FL, from SoCal 🙂

  55. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen posted November 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Hi Aggie! I was born, raised, and currently live in Northern California. I love the America’s Test Kitchen books and magazines. They are the best!

  56. F Kane posted November 26, 2014 at 2:55 am

    I’m from Southern California!

  57. Debbie D. posted November 26, 2014 at 7:11 am

    I’m on Raleigh, NC!

  58. Debbie D. posted November 26, 2014 at 7:13 am

    I’m In Raleigh, NC!

  59. Elizabeth posted November 26, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Hi! I’m from Texas. These veggie patties look great! Looking forward to trying them.

  60. Kathy Roberts posted November 26, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Hollidaysburg, Pa

  61. Jennifer C. posted November 26, 2014 at 7:50 am

    FL 🙂 I’m going to have to try this recipe for my hubby!!

  62. Jennifer J posted November 26, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I currently live in Hoover, AL, but am originally from MI.

  63. Eva D posted November 26, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Wabasha, MN
    Home of the Grumpy Old Men 🙂

  64. Donna U posted November 26, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I am from Alberta Canada

  65. Gaby posted November 26, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    These chickpea cakes look wonderful!

  66. Heather posted November 26, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    love chickpeas and always have them in the house

  67. Annette posted November 27, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I’m from south Louisiana – Cajun country.

  68. Julia - Vintage with Laces posted February 13, 2015 at 1:01 am

    I made the chickpea cakes yesterday and they turned out great. I don’t get fresh cilantro here and hubby doesn’t like the taste anyway, so I substituted it with dill which worked very well. Thank you for a wonderful recipe! I will make it again.
    Julia

    • Aggies Kitchen posted February 13, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      so happy you enjoyed it! thanks for the feedback and the dill suggestion, will have to try that! have a great weekend.

  69. ski posted July 27, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    We make a similar dish except we is normal yogurt and call it raita and add red onions to the spices.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted August 1, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      I love raita! I’ll have to try making it this way next time, thanks for commenting!

  70. Stacey posted November 10, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    I just made these. They were delicious but fell apart in the pan, even though cooked 4 minutes on each side. Do you have any suggestions to prevent this?

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 11, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      Hmmm, bummer the fell apart! I don’t recall having that problem (though it’s happened when I make other type patties). I wonder if you refrigerated them before hand to firm them up if they would stay together easier. I have been wanting to make these again, I’ll let you know if I get same experience. Thanks!

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