I’m a big fan of fresh juices, what I’m not a fan of is,
- cleaning the juicer when I’m done (can someone please invent a self cleaning juicer); and
- the huge amount of pulp that gets wasted.
My inner health nut is all like, noooo the vitamins! The fibre! Followed closely by my inner frugal nanna bemoaning the waste of perfectly good food.
This is my first foray into making juice pulp patties and I have to say I was pretty happy with how they turned out.
They’ve got a wonderful colour, are really flavourful and most importantly, not dry at all which was my biggest fear.
I used a juice mix of carrots, beetroot and apple, however there are so many different combinations that would work.
I imagine that a green juice pulp would go nicely with thai flavours like lemongrass, green chilli and coriander. So experiment and have a bit of fun with it!
I served these with hummus, tomato salsa, olives and fresh baby spinach.
They are also delicious on burger bun!
A lovely cheap and healthy meal that turn otherwise wasted food into yummy juice pulp patties.
- 400gm can chickpeas, drained
- 1 slice stale bread, soaked in water for 5 minutes
- shallots, finely sliced
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- Sea salt
- 8 medium carrots
- 3 apples
- 4 beetroot
- Cover your slice of stale bread with water and leave it to sit for 5-10 minutes
- While it's soaking juice your vegetables and/or fruits
- Give the bread a good squeeze to remove most of the moisture and tear it into pieces
- Tip your juice pulp into the food processor and add the soaked bread and remaining ingredients
- Now give it a good whiz to combine everything. You don't want to over mix everything or you'll lose the great texture of the pulp.
- Roll the mixture into balls and flatten gently between your palms
- Pop them in a pre-heated oven at 160 degrees C and bake for 25-30 minutes until hot and lightly browned
- Serve with condiments of your choice and maybe some fresh bread
- Includes the full nutritional count of the whole fruits and vegetables so include your juice in this meal.
- Calories 314
- Carbs (gm) 53
- Fat (gm) 11
- Protein (gm) 5
- Fibre (gm) 12
- Sugar (gm) 34
- $5 (including juice)