Looking for a quick, easy and delicious vegetarian dinner? These are the best chickpea veggie burgers that you’ll love! They can also be made vegan and gluten-free!
This recipe is sponsored by One Degree Organic.
If you’re looking for a veggie burger that’s loaded with flavour, this is just what you need! It’s packed with veggies, whole grains and is seriously the best chickpea veggie burger…ever.
Are veggie burgers good for you?
Veggie burgers are typically made from legumes, vegetables and whole grains which are good for you ingredients filled with fibre, vitamins, and protein.
Some store-bought veggie burgers or veggie burgers you buy at the supermarket can be filled with more processed ingredients, added oils and preservatives, so I always recommend to make a homemade veggie burger!
This veggie burger recipe uses One Degree Organics sprouted rolled oats, which have more nutrients and are easier to digest than regular oats. They are also gluten-free so they make the perfect binding ingredient in these burgers if you have a gluten sensitivity.
If you’re looking for a low-carb or gluten-free option, for this veggie burger, you can skip out on the bun entirely, or make a lettuce burger bun out of lettuce leaves. Otherwise, you can opt for a gluten-free or whole grain burger bun.
Why this recipe works
- Chickpeas are loaded with protein and stick together well when pureed, making them the perfect base for a veggie burger!
- Sauteeing the veggies adds a rich bold flavour to the burgers
- The combination of vegetables, legumes and whole grains makes for a satisfying and healthy meal
How to make a chickpea veggie burger
Here are the main ingredients you’ll need
First, cook down the onions, garlic, carrots and cauliflower in a pan. Don’t skip this step! This is where you’ll build all that delicious flavour.
Next add the mixture along with the rest of the ingredients for the burgers to a food processor.
Then shape into patties and place in the fridge to firm up for 30 minutes before frying in your pan
Add them to a pan with a bit of oil and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side. Then add with your favourite toppings (I like mashed avocado and cabbage) and your favourite bun!
Tips for making the best chickpea burgers
- Cooking the onions, garlic, cauliflower and carrots in a pan before adding them to the food processor will give your burgers more flavour
- Don’t over pulse the burgers. They should still have some texture and not be a paste.
- Let the burger patties rest in the fridge for 30 minutes before cooking. This will help them hold together.
- Oats make a great binder to hold veggie burgers together. I use One Degree Organic sprouted rolled oats which work great.
- If you want to make this burger vegan. Reserve 3 tbsp of the liquid from the can of chickpeas and use it instead of an egg.
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A delicious chickpea veggie burger packed with vegetables and whole grains for a healthy satisfying burger!
- 1 tbsp avocado oil (or vegetable oil)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup cauliflower florets
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups chickpeas (from a can)
- 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked.
- 1/2 cup One Degree Organic sprouted rolled oats
- 1/2 cup parsley
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 2 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg, or 3 tbsp of auqafaba (chickpea liquid from the can)
- 1–2 tbsp oil for frying
- Heat the avocado oil in a pan on medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes, then add the garlic, carrots, and cauliflower and let cook for 6-8 minutes.
- Add the veggies to a food processor with the rest of the burger ingredients and pulse until combined, but still has some texture.
- Use your hands to shape into 6-8 patties then place in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.
- Heat some oil a large pan on medium-high heat then place your burgers in the pan. Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes.
- Serve in a bun with your favourite toppings.
I like to eat these burgers with some pickled cabbage and mashed avocado
Don’t over pulse the burgers. You want them to still have some texture and not be a paste.
For a vegan burger, use 3 tbsp of aquafaba (chickpea liquid) in place of the egg.
For a gluten-free burger, use your favourite gluten-free bun or enjoy this burger with no bun at all
- Serving Size: one burger
- Calories: 244
- Sugar: 5g
- Sodium: 250mg
- Fat: 6g
- Saturated Fat: 0.9g
- Carbohydrates: 38g
- Fiber: 9.5g
- Protein: 11g
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