Chickpea Burgers & Tahini Sauce

August/September 2006, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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Rather than a heavy, fried falafel, here's an updated version of this pocket sandwich: a light chickpea patty served in a whole-wheat pita with a flavorful but light tahini sauce.

"Fine recipe; my wife especially liked the sauce. I made the patties and refrigerated them overnight; they never appeared to be falling apart, so the cooling/resting time probably helped. I am far from being a vegetarian, but was quite...
Chickpea Burgers & Tahini Sauce

46 Reviews for Chickpea Burgers & Tahini Sauce

Delicious, but!

I've made this recipe twice now. The first time I used canned beans and then fell apart completely in the pan. So the second time I used dried beans and they've held together beautifully. I also added garlic to the tahini sauce and a little cumin as well.

Delicious recipe but definitely use the dried chick peas!

New favorite of my 3 young boys!

I used onion instead of chives for more flavor. Wrapped in a tortilla with cucumbers, tomato and more onions for a less "carby" meal. Best part is my three little guys, who like NOTHING, LOVED this meal. High fives all around.

my kids loved
Sauce is the best part!

I love these chickpea burgers. They are super easy to make, and the yogurt/tahini sauce balances out the flavors so well. I have made it numerous times, and eat time find myself licking the sauce off my fingers.

Too Watery

I don't have a food processor so had to use an immersion blender. It created a great mix, but the ingredients were too wattery. The first two patties were a mess in the pan and I need a ton of oil. But the secon dbatch (with another 2 tblsp of flour) were quick, needed less oil and were super tasty. I also added hot sauce to the pita's at the end. Awesome addition.

Tasty, healthy
Don't expect it to be anything like falafel!

I am a college student and was looking for good healthy, easy, and inexpensive recipes.

This recipe immediately caught my eye as I thought it'd turn out similar to falafel since falafel is made from basically the same ingredients and served the same way. Boy was I wrong. I found the chickpea burgers to be VERY bland/boring and had to add huge amounts of cumin and a dash of cayenne pepper to really taste anything. The Tahini was worse. I'm not sure if the person who created this recipe has ever had real tahini, but this wasn't even close. Unfortunately, I'm no real chef and wasn't able to fix it, but I rescued the recipe by adding my own homemade hummus to the inside of the pita.

Long story short, these burgers are cheap, healthy, pretty easy, but are VERY bland. Not worth the effort, and I won't be making this again.

Easy, Cheap, Healthy
Comments (1)


Anonymous wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Cant comment on the blandness

Cant comment on the blandness as I have yet to attempt to make these but as far as the tahini goes, the recipe calls for a tahini sauce using tahini so..............

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