Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Recipes :: Chickpea Burgers

Hosting a BBQ this weekend? One of the trickiest parts of a barbecue is figuring out what to offer your vegetarian friends. Skip the freezer-burned Boca burgers that stick all over the grill and try our Chick Pea burgers! These little morsels are sure to delight even the non-vegetarians and {bonus} they won't stick to your grill! ;)

These remind me of Falafel on a roll. ;)
More photos and full recipe after the jump.


Apple Sage Chickpea Burger 

Recipe from Edible Perspective

1.5 cups chickpeas, de-skinned
1/4 onion, chopped
1/2 cup apple, grated
1.5 tablespoons sage, finely chopped
1.2 cups ground oats
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon oil + 1-2 tablespoons for cooking
3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
pinch of black pepper

Some fun photos of Jen leading me through this fun summer recipe!

Peeling the chickpeas will give them a smoother texture :)
Peelin' the chickpeas

Chickpea skins!
Grate the apple and let a paper towel soak up some of the moisture.
Dump everything into the food processor or blender.
When the mixture is nice and smooth, form into patties like you would a regular burger.
Mini sliders!
Lightly fry up the patties with some oil.
Mmmm - top with some tahini and enjoy your chickpea burger perfection!


Rinse, drain and pop the chickpeas out of their skins. Squeeze the chickpea gently to release the skin and discard. This takes out some of the graininess of the chickpeas. This is a great job for a young chef!

Grind the oats in a blender or food processor. Grate the apple and gently squeeze the apple pulp between a few paper towels to absorb some of the moisture.

Add onion and garlic into the food processor along with the oats and pulse a few times. Add the chickpeas, apple sage, salt, oil and black pepper. Pulse until combined. Add in the sunflower seeds.

Test by forming a ball and pressing it into a patty. If it's not holding together, pulse a few more times, then try adding a little more oil. Form into patties.

Heat a pan on the stove over medium heat and add the cooking oil. Cook patties on each side for about 4-6 minutes, until golden brown.

Fix these up just like regular burgers with tomatoes and lettuce but swap the mayo and ketchup for some Tahini sauce for a little Mediterranean flair :)

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