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Chickpea Burger


The ingredients in this vegetarian burger require no precooking. Simply combine them in a food processor and cook.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2003


  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 scallions, trimmed
  • 2 slices white sandwich bread
  • 1/3 cup peanuts or almonds, unsalted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • Whole-wheat English muffins and lettuce, to serve with burgers


  1. Heat grill to high. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, scallions, bread, peanuts, cumin, and ginger; season with salt and pepper. Pulse until roughly chopped. Remove half the mixture to a bowl; add egg to food processor. Process until smooth; add to reserved mixture in bowl, and mix well.

  2. Form the mixture into 4 3/4-inch-thick patties. Brush each side generously with oil; grill until charred, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Serve the burgers on English muffins with lettuce, mustard, and mayonnaise.

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