To meet your fast food cravings, I have exactly the one you need! A vegan chickpea burger is a healthy, flavorful, satisfying, and yummy plant-based treat that will be your perfect lunch or dinner. 

You will also love, Easy Vegan Burger, and Vegan Beet Burger

These vegan chickpea patties are savory, crispy texture from outside and soft on the inside, packed with nutrition, protein and have an amazing chewy texture. These plant-based burgers are an amazing addition for barbeque or summer cookout and taste a lot better than fast food takeout.   

 

This recipe is super easy to prepare with only a handful of ingredients which is needed to make the patties. But the result will amaze you with amazing crispness and tenderness. My kids love to have this in their lunch. Don’t worry about those unhealthy side effects of fast food because it is homemade, vegan, super healthy, and delicious.

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Why Are Chickpeas Good For Our Health? 

 

Besides the nutty taste and grainy texture of chickpeas, they are filled with many important vitamins, fibers, and minerals. Chickpeas are also referred to as garbanzo beans, and they have been harvested and eaten in Middle Eastern countries for many years. 

 

Chickpeas offer us many health benefits, like improving digestion, aiding weight management, reducing diseases, and many more! Here, I will show you some of the most beneficial perks of chickpeas that are good for our health.

 

  • Chickpeas have low amounts of calories, but they are still packed with several minerals and vitamins such as manganese, copper, iron, zinc, vitamin B6, B9, etc.
  • Chickpeas are high in fiber and protein, which can keep you feeling fuller for a long time and decreases calorie intake.
  • They are a great source of protein, especially legumes that boost bone health.
  • Chickpeas have a low glycemic index (GI), which supports healthy blood sugar management.
  • As they are high in fiber, they benefit our digestion by supporting bowel movements and increasing the number of healthy bacteria in our gut.

 

Can I Make Chickpea Burger Ahead of Time?  

 

Yes! You can prepare the burger patties ahead of time for about one or two days.  Keep them covered in the fridge in an air-tight container until you are ready to cook them. 

 

How to Store Leftover Chickpea Burger? 

If you want to keep the cooked or leftover patties, they will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. 

 

To freeze the burgers, 

 

  • Let the burger cool completely. 
  • After that, freeze them in the freezer until solid for 3 hours. 
  • Then transfer the patties to a zip-top freezer plastic bag. It will keep the patties fresh in the freezer for 3 months. 

 

How Can I Reheat Chickpea Burger?

 

Want to reheat your chickpea burger so that you can enjoy it again? You can use these methods to make the patties again. 

 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. and put the patty on the metal rack of the baking pan. Heat the patties for 3 minutes. 
  • You can also reheat your patty using a skillet on the stove. Add three tablespoons of water to the pan beside the patty and steam for 5 minutes. It will help to prevent the patty from drying out. Use a paper towel or tissue to take out excess water.  
  • Using a grill is also an effective process to reheat the patties. Set the grill in medium heat and arrange the patties. Start grilling for 2 to 3 minutes on both sides.  

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Serving Suggestions

 

Tips for Making the Recipe 

 

  • Avoid overprocessing the patties: In the food processor, when the patty mixture form a ball remove it immediately. 
  • Don’t make the patties too thick: If you prepare the patties thick, then the burger’s middle part will become quite mushy after cooking.
  • Make sure the skillet or grill or oven is well preheated: It will help the patties to prevent from sticking.
  • Don’t have a food processor: You can use your hand with a fork or a potato masher. It will take some time, but you can still enjoy your burger. 
  • For firm patties: After preparing the patties, you can place them in the freezer for a few minutes. It will prevent the patties from falling apart through the grates of the grill or pan-frying.   

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Ingredients

 

  • (15 ounce-cans) cooked chickpeas, drained
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup walnut
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or tapioca starch
  • 3 tablespoons Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • 2 cups bread crumb

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How To Make Chickpea Burgers

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. line the baking sheet with parchment paper, spray or brush with oil, and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until soft, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic, green onion, nutritional yeast flake, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, Italian seasoning, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute, stirring constantly. Set Aside.
  • Add walnuts to a food processor and process until crumbly. Transfer to the bowl with the seasoned chickpeas large bowl.

 

To make Bread Crumbs,

 

  • Place 4 slices of bread on a cutting board and use a serrated knife, cut into small pieces.
  • Transfer to a food processor and process to your desired texture. Scoop breadcrumbs into the bowl with the processed chickpea mixture.
  • Add cornstarch, and Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, stir completely
  • Take ½ cup of chickpea burger mixture, form into patties, and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all the burger batter is used up. I made 10 chickpea burger patties.
  • Cover the baking sheet and transfer it to the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to firm up.

 

Frying Method

 

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high, add 1 patty and cook on both sides until golden brown, about 7-10 minutes.

 

Oven Method

 

  • Place the baking sheet in a preheated oven for 40 minutes, turning halfway.
  • Burgers will firm up even more as they cool.
  • Serve burgers on hamburger buns with Purple Sweet Potato Fries, Red Onion, and Vegan Chipotle Ranch Dressing.

Other Amazing Vegan Sandwiches

  1. Vegan Oatmeal Black Bean Burger
  2. Black Bean Quinoa Burger
  3. Chickpea Salad Sandwich
  4. Vegan Tuna Salad
  5. Panelle Recipe

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Vegan Chickpea Burger

To meet your fast food cravings, I have exactly the one you need! A vegan chickpea burger is a healthy, flavorful, satisfying, and yummy plant-based treat that will be your perfect lunch or dinner. 
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan Chickpea Burger
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 34 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 192kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can or 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup walnut or pecans (sunflower seed if you are nut-free)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or tapioca starch
  • 3 tablespoons Bragg liquid aminos
  • 2 cups bread crumbs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. line the baking sheet with parchment paper, spray or brush with oil, and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until soft, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic, green onion, nutritional yeast flake, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, Italian seasoning, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute, stirring constantly. Set Aside.
  • Add walnuts to a food processor and process until crumbly. Transfer to the bowl with the seasoned chickpeas large bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg