Chickpea Burgers

Ingredients

(Receipe by Fitness on Toast – Serves 2)

Spicy Tomato Chickpea Burgers

  • 1 can of chickpeas in water (alternatively soak your own chickpeas in spring water overnight)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 finely-chopped red onion
  • 1/2 finely chopped red sweet pepper
  • 50g of sundried tomatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • Breadcrumbs / sesame seeds
  • Pinch of Pepper & pink salt
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes

Broccoli Chickpea Burgers

  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 large organic broccoli
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 finely-chopped onion
  • 50g of finely-chopped jalapeños
  • 1/2 green sweet pepper
  • 2 organic free-range eggs
  • Breadcrumbs / sesame seeds
  • Paprika
  • Pinch of pepper & pink salt
  • 1 tsp of chilli flakes

Instructions – Spicy Tomato Chickpea Burgers

  1. Rinse off the chickpeas from the water they’ve been soaked in.
  2. With your hands, mush up the chickpeas until they’re no longer round (again, you don’t want a smooth paste, but rather a textured semi-solid).
  3. Press some of the finely-chopped garlic into the mix.
  4. Finely chop the onion, sundried tomatoes and red pepper and mix this into the chickpeas
  5. Add in the spices before the eggs as this will allow you to taste the mix before the eggs go in.
  6. Without whipping the eggs but Instead beating them lightly as if you were making scrambled eggs, pour the egg mixture into the bowl with all the other ingredients in it, and stir lightly for some minutes.
  7. If the mixture is still too loose then add either breadcrumbs, chia seeds or sesame seeds to fill out and ‘dry out’ the mixture further
  8. With the mixture, fashion small balls, big enough to fit in your palm, and place them on a plate before squishing them down until such time as you’ve created that classic burger aesthetic.
  9. Fill a flat plate with sesame seeds and coat each burger in the seeds on both sides.
  10. Repeat this process until there are no burgers left and then put into the fridge for at least 30 minutes to ‘set’.
  11. Then use some olive oil In a pan and sauté until golden.

Instructions – Broccoli Chickpea Burgers

  1. Rinse off the chickpeas from the water in which they’ve been soaked.
  2. Roughly cut up your broccoli and steam it until soft.
  3. After it’s been steamed and has cooled off, very finely chop the broccoli and put in the bowl.
  4. With your hands, mush up the chickpeas until they’re no longer round (again, you don’t want a smooth paste, but rather a textured semi-solid).
  5. Press some of the finely-chopped garlic into the mix.
  6. Finely chop the onion, sundried tomatoes and red pepper and mix this into the chickpeas
  7. Add in the spices before the eggs as this will allow you to taste the mix before the eggs go in.
  8. Without whipping the eggs but Instead beating them lightly as if you were making scrambled eggs, pour the egg mixture into the bowl with all the other ingredients in it, and stir lightly for some minutes.
  9. If the mixture is still too loose then add either breadcrumbs, chia seeds or sesame seeds to fill out and ‘dry out’ the mixture further
  10. With the mixture, fashion small balls, big enough to fit in your palm, and place them on a plate before squishing them down until such time as you’ve created that classic burger aesthetic.
  11. Fill a flat plate with sesame seeds and coat each burger in the seeds on both sides.
  12. Repeat this process until there are no burgers left and then put into the fridge for at least 30 minutes to ‘set’.
  13. Then use some olive oil In a pan and sauté until golden

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