tahini, chickpea and spinach fritters

  • 400g can chickpeas (garbanzos), rinsed and drained
  • ⅓ cup (90g) tahini
  • 250g frozen spinach, thawed and excess liquid squeezed out
  • 2 green onions (scallions), thinly sliced
  • 2 cups (500ml) buttermilk
  • 2 cups (300g) self-raising (self-rising) flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Greek basil leaves, natural Greek-style (thick) yoghurt, hummus and sumac, to serve 
  1. Place the chickpeas, tahini and spinach in a large bowl and crush the chickpeas with a fork. Add the onion, buttermilk, flour, baking powder, eggs, salt and pepper and mix to combine.
  2. Heat half the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Spoon ¼ cup of the mixture into the pan and cook for 3–4 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through. Repeat with remaining oil and batter. Top with basil, and serve with yoghurt, hummus and sumac.  Makes 12. 
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