These hearty chickpea burgers are the perfect plant-based option for burger night! They’re easy to make with basic ingredients and they have a delicious flavor!

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I’ve been a vegetarian for 17 years and I love all the different burger options that are out there! I’m not a huge fan of the meat substitutes (some of them just taste too much like meat to me!), but I love all of the bean burgers and veggie burgers. It’s a great way to add some extra veggies to your plate! This one is a great one because it’s made with basic pantry staples and the seasonings give this burger lots of flavor. You can make it on the stovetop or in the oven!

Benefits of Eating Chickpeas

Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, offer a multitude of health benefits, making them a valuable addition to any diet, particularly for those seeking plant-based protein sources. They are rich in protein and dietary fiber, and they help regulate blood sugar levels. They’re a good source of magnesium and potassium and can even help lower cholesterol due to their soluble fiber. (As someone with FH, I try to eat a lot of chickpeas!)

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Chickpeas- Cooked chickpeas are the base of the burger, providing a hearty texture, rich in protein and fiber. You could start with dried chickpeas, but they need to be soaked, then cooked until soft. I like the convenience of canned beans.
  • Russet potato – The potato acts as a binding agent to help form the patties while adding a creamy texture. A sweet potato could be substituted for a slightly sweeter taste and richer in vitamins.
  • Onion– A little onion sweetness and depth to the flavor profile of the burgers. Red onions can be used for a sharper taste.
  • Garlic- Fresh garlic adds a pungent, aromatic flavor essential to the overall taste of the burger. Garlic powder can be substituted in a pinch, using 1/8 teaspoon per clove.
  • Parsley- Fresh parsley adds a fresh, herbal note to balance the savory flavors. Cilantro or basil could be used depending on your flavor preference.
  • Almond flour– This helps to absorb excess moisture and bind the ingredients together, making the patties easier to form. If nut allergies are a concern, breadcrumbs or oat flour are excellent alternatives.
  • Seasonings– A mix of cumin, celery seed, smoked paprika, salt and pepper add flavor and depth to the burger.
  • Olive oil- A little oil helps with sautéing if you’re preparing these burgers on the stovetop. Any neutral-flavored oil, like canola or avocado oil, can be used as a substitute.

How to Make Chickpea Burgers