Coconut Avocado Chickpea Cakes + Cilantro Lime Dressing

Well, what can I say about these other than they were surprisingly delicious, and I really surprised myself with my presentation skills. This recipe is versatile; you can add or replace vegetables and ingredients and have fun with it. You can even make mini cakes and use these as appetizers for parties.

Ingredients
1 + 3/4 cup chickpeas (soaked, rinsed, and drained)
1/2 an avocado
1 heaping handful of fresh spinach
1/2 medium yellow onion
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp ground flax meal
2 tsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp shredded coconut
3 tbsp diced chives
sea salt + pepper to taste
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp soy-free veganaise
1/4 cup coconut flour
2-3 tbsp coconut oil (I used 1/2 coconut butter + 1/2 coconut oil to cook mine)

{Always use organic, local, fresh ingredients whenever possible.}

Directions
1. In a food processor, pulse the ingredients from the chickpeas to the water until pretty well combined. It can be a bit chunky.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the mixture with the remaining ingredients, except for the coconut oil.
3. This is where it gets fun. Use your hands to knead and blend the mixture until well combined.
4. Now you should have a mixture that is a clay-like consistency; one that you can form into a ball and then a patty.
5. I made my cakes by forming a ball a bit smaller than the size of a tennis ball, then pressing flat into a patty. Repeat.
6. Heat a nonstick pan on medium heat, add coconut oil and allow to melt into the pan. (Modification: You can try these baked as well.)
7. Pan-sear patties until golden brown on each side. I flipped mine twice on each side, so they would cook evenly.
8. Serve over a bed of fresh spinach with cilantro lime dressing (see recipe below).
9. Eat, savor, love!

Yields seven patties // about 3 servings

Dressing Ingredients
1/4 cup soy-free veganaise
1/8 cup fresh cilantro
juice of half a lime

Dressing Directions
1. In a food processor (I used a mini processor) blend ingredients until smooth.
2. Place a small dollop of dressing on each cake to serve.

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