I love chickpeas. They’re flavorful, full of dietary fiber, iron, antioxidants and a great source of protein. With that being said, I like to find different ways to incorporate them into my diet. I found a great recipe for Chickpea Burgers on Eating Well’s website. It’s such an easy and delicious recipe, so I knew I had to share it with everyone!
The recipe on the website uses for a Tahini Sauce to dress the burgers. Although I’m sure it’s delicious (I’ve never tried it myself), I like to top my burgers off with Jessica’s Homemade Tzatziki Sauce. Her recipe was featured on here last week in the blog: Consume Yourself: Tzatziki Sauce.
WHAT YOU NEED:
-1 19-ounce can of Chickpeas
-2 tbsp White Wheat Flour
-1 tbsp Oregano
-1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
-1/4 tsp Salt
-2 tbsp Olive Oil
Rinse off chickpeas. Set aside.
Rinse scallions. Slice the scallions into small pieces.
Place the chickpeas and scallions into food processor.
Add the egg, flour, oregano, cumin and salt in the food processor with the chickpeas and scallions.
Pulse in the food processor until a coarse mixture is formed. You’ll have to scrape the sides a couple times to make sure all the ingredients are mixed in well.
Your mixture should look like this when it’s ready.
Form 4 patties with the mixture. (Make sure you wash your hands real good first!)
Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the patties to the pan and cook until the bottom is golden brown and crispy. (This takes about 4 minutes.)
Flip the patties and cook the other side until golden brown. (About 3-4 more minutes.)
Stuff the finished burgers into a whole-wheat pita with Jessica’s tzatziki sauce and some of your favorite burger fixings. (I put tomato and spinach in mine.)
I prepared a modified version of Sissy’s Favorite Cheesy Steamer to go with my chickpea burgers, which complimented them well.
I hope you love this creative and delicious use of chickpeas as much as I do – it’s definitely a dinner staple at our house!