Chickpea burgers

What is it about a burger recipe? Every bean burger recipe I see I want to try. Maybe I’m subliminally trying to recreate the famous Earwax burger that I love so much (if you don’t live in Chicago, I know it sounds gross, but its has nothing to do with actual earwax and is amazing – trust).

Angela did a vegan recipe link love a while back and I was blinded by a chickpea burger recipe I’ve been dreaming about ever since. So – I’ve been dreaming about chickpeas, early morning phone calls, and 6th grade health class, amongst other things. Are you scared yet?

Chickpea burgers, adapted from A Healthy Passion

You’re gonna need:

4 T olive oil
1/2 yellow onion
5 cloves garlic (these were pretty garlic-y, so use less if you don’t like garlic!)
1 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 c fresh cilantro
2 T fresh rosemary
1/4 c tahini (don’t know what this is? its made from sesame seeds and looks like peanut butter!)
juice from one lime
1 t salt
1/2 t freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

Let’s do this:

Heat 2 T of olive oil in a pan and add onion. Saute until soft, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes.

Add garlic to food processor and process for a few seconds until minced. Add garbanzo beans and process until smooth. Add cilantro, rosemary, tahini, lime, salt, and pepper and pulse until combined.

Empty the contents of the food processor into a bowl and add the onions and breadcrumbs. Mix well.

Form into six patties. Heat a skillet on medium high, add 2 T olive oil, and cook for 6 minutes per side or until browned. I served these on top of salad with tomatoes, but they would be good on buns too!


6 thoughts on “Chickpea burgers

  1. Burgers look delicious and on a salad is definitely the best way to serve them, yum! Hope you enjoyed 🙂

  2. ling says:

    Yummmmm! Looks a-maize-ing!

  3. jessica says:

    Yum Yum. Def a recipe I will try.
    Love the “Lets do this”…:)

  4. Johanna says:

    These look delic! LOVE chickpeas or really anything with garbanzo beans. I can’t get enough of salad with garbanzo beans lately. Jas claims not to like them, yet he loves hummas. I think I could trick him. 🙂

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