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Chickpea Hummus Burgers.

We eat a LOT of hummus in our house.  I make giant batches of it each week so that Casey can pack it in his lunch, and so I have something quick and easy to grab in between bouncing and singing to my baby.  This week, I decided to take our household favorite to the next level.

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Using the same basic ingredients and flavors of hummus, I whipped up two batches of these delicious vegan bean burgers.  They are a nice alternative to my other favorite bean burgers, and I think both recipes would be great side by side at a summer picnic.  You’ll remember that in six months, right?  In the meantime, these are great for dinner or lunch, and they are cheap and easy to throw together quickly.

Chickpea Hummus Burgers

by Emily Malone

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (4 burgers)

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/8 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (or chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

Using a food processor (or blender if you are brave), start by adding the oats and pepitas and pulsing until coarsely chopped.

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Grate a carrot and add to the food processor (you can also used bagged shredded carrots).  Cooking with a sleeping baby strapped to your chest is optional.

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Add the rest of the ingredients – chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, garlic, and salt!

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Pulse until mixture is roughly chopped, pausing to stir with a spatula once or twice. Don’t over-process it or it will become too creamy!

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Once mixed, transfer the mixture to a bowl. Wet your hands with water and form the bean mixture into four tightly packed patties.

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Cook burgers over medium heat in a non-stick pan until browned on both sides.

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Serve on a bun, or on top of a salad!

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These burgers are filling and tasty, and much better for you than your average hamburger.  Each patty clocks in at 215 calories, with 7 grams of both fat and protein.  Good stuff!

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I rarely get the chance to sit down during the day and eat a proper meal.  Now that these are in the fridge, I’m already looking forward to a quick one-handed lunch tomorrow!

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Whether you eat with one hand or two, enjoy!

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Sherlock     at 2:23 pm

These are delicious! I love the addition of lemon and parsley in this burger. It gives it such an awesome flavor. Bookmarked for dinner recipes :) Thanks!

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Erica     at 11:23 am

I should finally comment on this post, as I make these burgers every week or two! They are amazing broken up over a salad with white balsamic, goat cheese, tahini, and sriracha. Awesome for a light lunch or dinner… they’re the most requested meal in my household!

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greg     at 1:52 pm

I just whipped up a batch of burger dough and put it in the fridge to cook tonight- for once my product looks just like the pictures! I omitted the pepitas because I didn’t have any, and instead of grating the carrots I just buzzed them in the food processor after I got the tahini (made a big batch of that too- it keeps well) out of it. I can tell by the feel of the dough that these burgers are going to be superb, there will be no crumbling or dryness here. Thank you for a very good recipe and a really excellent presentation. Oh, by the way, I used gandules (pigeon peas) cooked from dry for the beany ingredient, and next time I’ll use fresh fava beans, which I have coming out my ears this time of year. Both of these make very good hummus and falafel, too.

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Cassie     at 12:47 pm

First off, Happy Mother’s Day, Emily! And second, thanks for an awesome recipe! Just making these today for a Mother’s Day lunch and they’re awesome!
Hope you get to spend lots of time with those you love!

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Caitlin     at 9:27 am

Just made these for lunch- delicious! I only cooked two of the burgers, can’t wait for lunch tomorrow to pull out the rest! Thank you for such a great idea!

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Jamie     at 10:48 am

Hi Emily – I found your blog through a search for sprouting chickpeas. Your post was really informative, but I see that you’re using canned here. Was sprouting worth the effort? We always cook our own beans and then freeze a bunch (which I guess you can’t do with sprouted), so I’m wondering if we should just stick with cooking them. These burgers look fantastic! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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Emily Malone Reply:

Hey Jamie! Honestly, I haven’t sprouted anything in quite a while. It’s a fun project, but I found it to be a lot of maintenance to make sure the water was monitored and swapped out often enough. We stick to basic chickpeas most of the time now!

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