clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
chickpea burgers

Chickpea Burgers

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star No reviews
  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 patties 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven or Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


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!


Units Scale
  • 1 (15oz) can cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium russet potato (about 1/2 lb)
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 23 tablespoons olive oil, divided


  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook over medium heat until just able to be pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes.
  2. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion, cooking for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently until the onion is softened.
  3. Add the garlic, cumin, pepper, paprika, and celery seed and continue to cook for one minute.
  4. Drain the potatoes, reserving a small amount of the liquid.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the onion and spice mixture, chickpeas, cooked potato, almond flour, chopped parsley, and salt. Mash together using a potato masher or a large fork until the chickpeas are broken up and everything is starting to come together. (Another option is to blend this in a food processor for 10-15 seconds.)
  6. If the mixture is too dry, add some of the reserved liquid from the potatoes 1 tablespoon at a time. If the mixture is too soft, add more almond flour as needed.
  7. Form the mixture into 6 patties.
  8. Options for cooking:

Oven Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment.
  2. Brush the patties with olive oil and bake for 12-14 minutes on the first side until golden brown. Flip and cook for 10 minutes on the second side.

Stovetop Directions:

  1. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large frying pan or cast iron pan over medium-high heat.

  2. Cook 2-3 patties at a time for about 3 minutes per side until a golden-brown crust forms.