Recipe: Chickpea Burgers with Guacamole

Doesn’t that sound like a strange combination?

007The original recipe on which this was based was called Chickpea Burgers & Tahini Sauce but as I was preparing to make the main dish for girl’s night potluck last Wednesday (St. Patrick’s Day), I realized “I need something GREEN!”

Guacamole was an easy choice and I have used it on black bean burgers before so I was sure it would be just fine on these too.

But first, I had to make the burgers! I changed a few things from the original recipe but I’m still “quoting” it.
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Ingredients:

    • 1 14-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
    • 4 scallions (aka green onions), trimmed and sliced
    • 1 Flax “egg” (1 tbsp ground flax seed + 1/4 cup water)
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon ground cilantro
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • Whole wheat pita pockets

Directions:

Place chickpeas, scallions, flax mixture, flour, cilantro, cumin and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor or blender.

Pulse, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides, until a coarse, moist mixture forms that holds together when pressed. Form into 4 patties.

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Spray skillet with non-stick cooking spray then add patties and cook until golden and beginning to crisp, 4 to 5 minutes.

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Carefully flip and cook until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes more.

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I was so afraid these were going to be soggy and not hold together very well, but I was pleasantly surprised!

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I tallied up my version of this recipe and each burger was 150 calories. Love it!

We enjoyed these burgers in pitas with guacamole (yum!) and some lovely fries and ketchup.

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I love girl’s night!

These burgers were so delicious! I think I have another recipe to work into my rotation. I love how this was a non-vegan recipe but with a few small changes, I made it so 🙂

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About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on March 23, 2010, in Dinner, recipes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. I’ve tried the black bean burgers before, but the chickpea ones look even better!

  2. conradvisionquest

    wow, those look a-may-zing! gonna have to try that.
    ~wendy
    http://conradvisionquest.wordpress.com/

  3. I love veggie burgers. I’ll have to try chickpea burgers this week.

  4. Yum! Those are like super-sized falafel! The guac makes it fun fusion cuisine!

  5. Those look delish! I bet your friends loved them =)

  6. Those burgers look lush! I want to make them now!

  7. Not a strange combo at all- they look great! I love that you made something that start out unhealthy so good and wholesome.

  8. Those burgers turned out beautifully! I’ll have to try them out. I love black bean burgers with guacamole.

  9. Thanks for posting this recipe! Your pictures look great. Well I tried making this meal just now, but my chickpea mixture came out too moist to shape so I just dumped spoonfuls into the skillet. Even after cooking them, they were still quite soft. I followed the recipe exactly though… Any idea what I could do to improve them next time? Add more flour? Less water? More chickpeas? Put mixture in fridge first, then cook? I’m new to cooking! Thanks!

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