Chickpea Burgers: the Easiest Vegan Recipe for World Pulses Day!

Total time: 45 min.
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 2 people
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Chickpea burgers are a light, tasty and healthy second course. This is the vegan variant of the classic meat burger, simple to make and suitable for any family lunch or dinner. Enjoyed inside very soft hamburger buns, together with salad, tomato and vegan mayonnaise, they will win over adults and children, without making them miss the originals.

Designed for those who have chosen a diet free of animal derivatives, they are a tasty alternative for consuming chickpeas and making children love them too. They're easy to prepare, you'll just have to blend the boiled chickpeas with sautéed onion, breadcrumbs and paprika. The burgers are formed with a special pastry cutter and then cooked in a pan until lightly golden. Crispy on the outside and tender at the heart, they can also be served on a plate, accompanying French fries and delicious sauces.

If you like, you can flavor the mixture with the spices you prefer, such as ginger, turmeric and sweet curry, or other aromatic herbs; you can cook them in a pan with a drizzle of oil or, if you prefer, even in the oven or in an air fryer. Find out how to prepare chickpea burgers following the step-by-step procedure and advice.

For the burgers
cooked and drained chickpeas
240 grams
Golden onion
50 grams
Bread crumbs
20 grams
1 sprig
Extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp
Sweet paprika
1/2 tbsp
as much as you need
For breading and cooking
Bread crumbs
as much as you'll need
Extra virgin olive oil
a drizzle
You'll also need
Vegan mayonnaise
as much as you like
Ox heart tomato
Lettuce leaves
White onion
hamburger buns
Pickled cucumbers
as many as you need

How to Prepare Chickpea Burgers

Slice the onion and brown it in a pan with a drizzle of oil.

Transfer the chickpeas, onions, rosemary, a pinch of salt, the paprika, two tablespoons of oil and breadcrumbs into a food processor.

Blend and let the various ingredients chop and mix until you have a fairly homogeneous mixture.

Create a 7cm diameter pastry cutter and fill it with the chickpea mixture. In case you don't have a pastry cutter, you can form the burgers with your hands.

Gently peel it off and form the other burgers.

Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl and carefully bread the burgers on both sides, coating them with it.

Place the burgers on a cutting board and put them in the refrigerator for an hour.

In the meantime, slice the tomato and spring onion (the white part), then wash and dry the salad as well.

Once their 1 hour of rest is up, cook the burgers in a pan with a drizzle of oil for about 4 minutes on each side, turning them a couple of times.

Heat the burger buns and cut them in half- Arrange a lettuce leaf, a slice of tomato and the chickpea burger on the lower half.

Complete with vegan mayonnaise and spring onion rings. Add some pickled cucumbers of desired.

Close the buns and place a wooden toothpick to keep them firm and closed. Serve them and enjoy!

How to Store Chickpea Burgers

Chickpea burgers can be stored in the refrigerator, in a special airtight container, for a maximum of 1-2 days. Once cooked, they can also be frozen for about 2-3 months.

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