Chickpea Burgers

Chickpeas are a great source of protein for vegans and vegetarians. They are packed with fibre, calcium and vitamin K, and they are low in sodium which is good for managing blood pressure. 

I pack them into my diet in a variety of different ways, but there is something about a burger that hits the spot. These chickpea burgers are my favourite, because they are healthy for you, they are cruelty free and they are so easy to make!

What you’ll need: 

  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1.5 cups chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 carrot (peeled and chopped into small pieces)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (I use panko)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp basil

Topping suggestions: 

  • Sliced tomato
  • Pickle
  • Avocado
  • Lettuce/Spinach
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Relish

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, add 1 tbsp milled flax followed by 3 tbsp water. Whisk and set aside
  2. Preheat your oven to 400F.
  3. In a small frying pan, add a drop of water followed by your onions. Fry them up until they are translucent. When done, remove from heat and add to a large bowl.
  4. In a blender or food processor, add your chickpeas, carrot, garlic and parsley. Blend until smooth. Add this mixture to the large bowl with the onions. Then add your breadcrumbs, sea salt, cumin, basil and the flax “egg”. With a large spoon, mix this all together.
  5. Grab a baking sheet and top it with parchment paper.
  6. Wet your hands and form four medium sized patties with the chickpea mixture.
  7. Add the burgers to the baking sheet, and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway. They should look golden brown at the end!
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