Vegan Chickpea Burger

Homemade vegan chickpea burger is a great alternative to your regular store-bought burgers. It’s free of additives and you choose what goes into your food. With just a little prep, try making these delicious burgers  for your next event or potluck. Surprise your friends with this yummy meat-free dish!

Original photo source from FineDining Lover.

Ingredients Amount Prep
Chickpea  2 cups Cooked and drained; if canned, drain and quickly rinse
Garlic powder/cloves  1/2 tsp or 3 cloves Adjust according to preference
Carrot  1 Grated
Celery  1 stalk Diced
Onion  1 medium  Minced
Salt and pepper  A dash Adjust according to preference
Vegetable oil  Enough for frying
All purpose flour  1/4 cup  Sifted
Cilantro  1/2 cup (loosely packed) Chopped
Paprika or chipotle powder  1/2-1 tsp Adjust according to preference
Burger buns  6 Lightly toasted
Red onion  1 Sliced thinly
Tomatoes  2 Sliced thinly
Lettuce  1 head Washed

 Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mash cooked chickpeas using a fork, a potato masher, or food processor until it’s almost completely mashed.
  2. Add celery, carrot, onion, garlic powder, cloves, cilantro, paprika/chipotle powder, and flour. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  3. Sprinkle some flour over a cutting board. If it’s too wet or sticky, add more flour – this makes forming a ball easier. Scoop the batter and roll into 5-6 evenly sized patties.
  4. Heat a frying pan or skillet on medium heat. Make sure that it’s well heated so the patties don’t stick once you start cooking. Add a drizzle of oil in a frying pan or skillet. Lightly pan-fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  5. Assemble the burger buns with chickpea patty with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and condiments.

A delicious and wholesome vegan meal for everyone to enjoy! What vegan recipes do you enjoy making? Let us know!

This post has been developed by studio contributors which include Co-Op students, kinesiologists, therapists and our expert colleagues

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