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.
Chickpea Burgers & Tahini Sauce
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.
45 Reviews for Chickpea Burgers & Tahini Sauce
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.
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.
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.
Mix the sauce in a food processor too...mmmm...creamy.