Chickpea Burger Recipe

Brennan's Mom out there in blogland asked for this recipe. I'm not sure where I got it from though! 
Chickpea Burgers

2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 pieces
salt to taste
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3 tablespoons tomato paste
3 tablespoons finely chopped flat leaf parsley
3 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
freshly ground black pepper
pinch cayenne pepper
about 1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
cooking spray
Place the potatoes in a large saucepan with 6 cups cold, salted water. Boil the potatoes until tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the potatoes in a colander and set aside.
Heat the oil in a large, non-stick skillet. Add the onion, pepper, garlic, tomatoes and cumin and cook over high heat until lightly browned and dry, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, parsley, chickpeas and potatoes and simmer for a few minutes. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
Coarsely puree the chickpea mixture in a food processor, adding the breadcrumbs as a thickener. (Run the machine in short bursts and don’t over-process.) Wet your hands and form the mixture into 8 patties. Arrange the patties on a plate spread with plastic wrap and chill for at least 3 hours.
Grill the burgers as described above, spraying the vegetable grate with cooking spray. Alternatively, arrange the burgers on an oiled, non-stick baking sheet, lightly spray the tops with oil and broil. To sauté, add a teaspoon or 2 of oil to a non-stick skillet. Cook the burgers over medium heat until crusty. Whichever method you use, you’ll need about 4 to 6 minutes per side cooking time. Turn the burgers with a spatula as gently as you can.
Serve the burgers on whole wheat rolls or whole wheat pita bread with onions, tomatoes, lettuce and your favorite condiments (I use dijon mustard).


  1. Thanks for stopping by our blog! These burgers sound AMAZING!! Must try those!

  2. YAY! Thank you SO much!!!! :) :) I can't wait to try them this weekend!!!!!!!! (can you tell I'm a little too in love with chick peas???)