Course Salad
Dietary Need Gluten Free, Soy Free
Servings 4 Servings (16 Patties)


  • 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms
  • 3 cups Cooked Garbanzo Beans chilled (see note)
  • 2 cups cooked forbidden rice chilled (see note)
  • Kernels sliced from 2 ears fresh corn or 2 cups thawed frozen or drained canned corn
  • 1 stalk celery coarsely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 shallot coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 cups Tomatillo Salsa
  • 20 kale leaves stemmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 celery root peeled and diced


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Put the mushrooms on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a food processor. Add the beans, rice, corn, celery, lemon juice, shallot, cilantro, and coriander and process, slowly adding the broth until the mixture is well blended and chunky but not creamy. It should hold its shape if you roll a small portion into a ball. You may need to process the mixture in batches depending on the size of your food processor.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove the blade from the food processor. Form the mixture into 16 equal-sized patties (use about 1/2 cup of the mixture for each patty) and put them on the lined baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes, until crisp and golden brown.
  • While the patties are baking, put the salsa, kale, and celery root in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Decrease the heat to low and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Divide the salsa mixture among four plates and top with the patties. Serve immediately.


Per serving: calories: 642, protein: 29.2 g, carbohydrates: 124.9 g, fat: 8.2 g, calcium: 504.1 mg, sodium: 499.3 mg, omega-3: 0.5 g
• The garbanzo beans and rice should be cold when put in the food processor, or the mixture will be too sticky.
• To form the patties, try using an ice-cream scoop to keep the shape uniform.
• For crispier patties, bake for 15 minutes, turn over, and bake for 5 minutes longer.
• It is best not to bake the patties until they are to be served. If you don’t want to bake all of the patties right away, the mixture can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.