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.
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
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
Using a food processor (or blender if you are brave), start by adding the oats and pepitas and pulsing until coarsely chopped.
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.
Add the rest of the ingredients – chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, garlic, and salt!
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!
Once mixed, transfer the mixture to a bowl. Wet your hands with water and form the bean mixture into four tightly packed patties.
Cook burgers over medium heat in a non-stick pan until browned on both sides.
Serve on a bun, or on top of a salad!
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!
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!
Whether you eat with one hand or two, enjoy!