Quick Chickpea Burger

Deb will be making a variant of the classic hamburger, great if you have vegetarian friends coming over: the chickpea burger.

Ingredients

Chickpeas 500 Gram
Shallots 1 Medium
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
Ginger 1 Teaspoon , grated
Eggs 2 Medium
Mustard 2 Teaspoon
Bread slices 2 Medium
Salt To Taste
For serving
Burger buns 8 Medium
Tomatoes 2 Medium , slice
Mayonnaise 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)

Directions

MAKING

1. Put the chickpeas in a food processor along with shallot, garlic, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons of mustard, some grated ginger some sandwich bread, salt and pepper process for a few seconds. Remove 3 spoonfuls of the mixture and keep it aside in a separate bowl.

2. Process the remaining mixture until even consistency perfect. Once done blend the 2 mixtures together stir well.

3. If you want the traditional stripes on the patty, use a grill pan, put it on the heat until very hot. Make the patties in the meantime. Take a spoonful of chickpea mixture and shape into a patty. Make them as evenly shaped as possible.

4. When the pan is hot, arrange the patties and fry until golden brown on both sides.

SERVING

5. Spread the mayonnaise on each side of the buns, the salad followed by patty. Top with tomato and other half of bun and serve.

TIPS

If you are using dried chickpeas soak them for at least 10-12 hours.

For canned chickpeas add a couple of tablespoons of breadcrumbs, because canned chickpeas are a bit watery and the addition of breadcrumbs will absorb the moisture

NOTES

This recipe is great not only for vegetarians, but also to get your kids to eat legumes, since they're usually a little bit reluctant.

Legumes and chickpeas in particular are high in calories

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 522Calories from Fat 157

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g27.7%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 479 mg19.96%

Total Carbohydrates 73 g24.3%

Dietary Fiber 12 g48%

Sugars 11 g

Protein 20 g40%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet