Pureed chickpeas, seasoned with the characteristic flavors of falafel, make excellent veggie burgers. We use a two-stage method for cooking the patties, first browning them in a skillet and then finishing them in the oven. Garnish the burgers with tzatziki or tahini sauce (see associated recipes), pickled red onions, lettuce and tomatoes.

Sylvia Fountaine
Source: Eatingwell.com, September 2018


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  • Place onion, garlic, jalapeño and cilantro (or parsley) in a food processor and pulse until uniformly chopped. Add chickpeas, cumin, coriander, baking soda and salt. Process until well combined. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in breadcrumbs. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. (This allows the breadcrumbs to absorb excess moisture.)

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Using generous 1/3 cup per patty, form the chickpea mixture into four 3-inch-diameter patties.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the patties and cook until golden and crispy, about 4 minutes per side. Carefully transfer the patties to a baking sheet; bake until heated through and slightly puffed, about 15 minutes. Serve the patties on buns.

Nutrition Facts

266.5 calories; protein 10g 20% DV; carbohydrates 42.6g 14% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 8.2g 33% DV; sugars 4.8g; fat 7g 11% DV; saturated fat 0.9g 4% DV; vitamin a iu 225.7IU 5% DV; vitamin c 5.1mg 9% DV; folate 85.6mcg 21% DV; calcium 92.4mg 9% DV; iron 2.7mg 15% DV; magnesium 66.8mg 24% DV; potassium 361.4mg 10% DV; sodium 507.5mg 20% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 18% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
Full of delicious flavor! I forgot to get a jalepeno so used a tablespoon of my garlic chili paste. Couldn't find whole wheat bread crumbs so used regular. Split the "burger" and served open face over half of a Greek pita with tzaziki. Even my meat loving husband liked it and wants me to make it again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Yummy. Good Supper. I did not have whole wheat breadcrumbs so I used panko. after mixing and letting it sit I tried making the patties but they were too crumbly. I added 3 TBS water they were moister and easier to shape. Hubby had it on the bun I had it with the Tahini Sauce which I had to doctor because it was too runny for me. I would make these again hubby gave them a 7. Read More