Try this easy plant-based main that will give a whole new meaning to burger night and is also just right for a casual Meatless Monday dinner. Egg, panko, and cooked white rice work together to bind chickpeas and grated carrots together into a sturdy, flippable patty. Minced garlic and cilantro boost the natural earthy flavors of this burger that doesn't need a bun. Serve with lettuce leaves for wrapping.

Martha Stewart Living, September 2021


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Recipe Summary

40 mins
1 hr


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  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a skillet over medium. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add carrots; season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring, 1 minute. In a food processor, pulse 1 cup chickpeas, rice, panko, and egg to a paste.

  • Add remaining chickpeas, carrot mixture, 1/2 cup cilantro, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; pulse to combine. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties; refrigerate 20 minutes.

  • Stir together yogurt, remaining 1/4 cup cilantro, and 1 teaspoon oil; season. Heat remaining 3 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add burgers and cook until golden, 3 to 4 minutes a side. Serve over lettuce with more carrots, yogurt sauce, a drizzle of oil, and a sprinkle of pepper and cilantro leaves.