Blender ≠ Food Processor.

I love Real Simple. Seriously. I get their emails. I read their magazine…and their website is my computers home page! I have made a number of Real Simple recipes and recently came across a new one I wanted to try.

Mediterranean Salad With Chickpea Patties

As with most recipes, I added some ingredients including lemon and basil!

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To wash herbs, I tear them in pieces and wash them in my salad spinner! Works like a charm!

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The recipe calls for a food processor, but I don’t have one so I put all the ingredients into my blender…

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Ugh… blenders do not equal food processors! It took me FOREVER to blend my ingredients. Pulse, scrape, pulse, scrape, get spatula stuck, pulse, scrape, etc.

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Ultimately I ended up with this…

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It looks ok and smells great. I made the mixture and put it in the fridge so I can just make the patties when I need them. Hopefully it was worth the pain… Smile

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