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Middle Eastern Chickpea Slider on Whole Wheat Roll

Chickpeas are a great source of vitamin B6. A recent study has shown that people with the highest blood levels of this nutrient were half as likely to develop lung cancer compared with people who had the lowest B6 levels.

Half a cup of chickpeas supplies about half a milligram of this cancer-fighting B vitamin, which doesn’t sound like much. But you only need slightly north of 3.5 milligrams daily for optimal RealAge benefits. And in the study, people from many different walks of life seemed to benefit from ample B6 – from smokers to nonsmokers, from people in their mid 30s to those pushing 80. People who had never smoked before and had the highest B6 levels enjoyed a 60 percent drop in lung cancer risk, while former smokers with high B6 fared well, too, cutting their risk of lung cancer in half. And even current smokers appeared to benefit from B6.

Created by Rebecca Katz

(Reprinted with permission from The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery. Copyright © 2009 by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson, Ten Speed Press, a division of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA)

  • Serves: 6


  • 2 cups Cooked Chickpeas Drained; Rinsed; Mix with a spritz of lemon juice, and a pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ginger Minced
  • 2 tsp Garlic Minced
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Parsley Chopped
  • 12 Whole Wheat DInner Rolls


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Combine chickpeas, turmeric, paprika, cumin, coriander, garlic, ginger, olive oil and lemon juice in a food processor or blender and process until smooth and well combined.

  3. Transfer mixture to a bowl and fold in the rice, bell pepper and parsley.

  4. Shape patties (6 in total) and place them on a baking sheet.

  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

  6. Let cool and place slider on a whole wheat roll.

  7. Add dollop of mayonnaise or pesto, if desired.

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