Chickpea Veggie Burger 😋
1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight can sub for canned chickpeas, as well
1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal add more if the mixture is too wet
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tsp thyme
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 onion coarsely chopped
1/2 handful cilantro (about 1/2 cup) optional
In a food processor, add your chickpeas, garlic, onions, cayenne pepper (for some spice), lemon, thyme, cilantro (optional), sea salt & black pepper.
Pulse about 5 or 6 times until all ingredients are combined well.
Remove chickpea mixture from the food processor into a mixing bowl. Add ground flaxseed meal and mix well.
Put the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour. This will allow all the flavors to meld and the texture to become firm.
Use hands to form the chickpea patties.
Add olive oil to a grill pan. Once the oil is hot (2-3 minutes) add your chickpea burgers to the grill pan.
Cook for about 3-5 minutes on both sides until golden.
How to make these burgers without a food processor: Use a fork or potato masher to mash the chickpeas and add the remaining ingredients as mentioned above.
Optional: Sprinkle your chickpea burger with your favorite toppings and dressings. 😍