26 June 2010

Chickpea burgers

There is this super sweet and funny woman Marcy that shops at my Trader Joe's and over the last four years of working there Marcy and I have become friends. We email, share our pet stories and even poke fun at out crazy up tight neighbors. Marcy is so fun to speak with that often I find myself not working while at work but just chit chatting. Recently Marcy has gotten into the habit of bringing old magazines to my store for the employees to read on our lunch breaks. The magazines vary from Ode, O Magazine and Healthy Living to some I have never seen or hear before like Mother Earth News and Experience Life. Some of these magazines are absolutely uplifting and are great to read on a lunch break giving a fresh perspective to the rest of the work day. For me, one of the perks of these magazines is the recipes, though not all Vegan a lot are very easy to alter and make Vegan friendly. Experience Life just had a recipe for Middle Eastern Chickpea Burgers and I made them last night for dinner, they were FANTASTIC! The best part, Timmy and I figured you could really replace the garbanzo beans with any bean and make all kinds of delicious and healthy veggie burgers. I followed the recipe as is, but next time I am going to use black beans with corn, jalapenos and tomatoes for a spicy South Western burger. Yum!

Middle Eastern Chickpea Burgers

served along side with lightly friend and seasoned cauliflower

2 cups cooked garbanzo beans
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. ground coriander
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. garlic
1 tsp. fresh ginger
3 T. olive oil
2 T. lemon juice
2 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
3 T. diced red bell peppers
1/4 cup fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine garbanzo beans through lemon juice in a food processor. Process until smooth. Transfer mixture to a bowl and add rice, bell peppers and parsley. Mix with your hands then shape into burgers. Place on baking sheet and bake 25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.



  1. Om nom nom!
    I can't wait to try these (or any variation on them)

  2. Those burgers look delicious!!! I LOVE Mother Earth News. Josh and I have had a subscription for 4 or 5 years. I am sorry we couldn't make it to Loveland tonight :( Tell Tim we said we hope he feels better.
    P.S. I got my paper craft letter today! :) Lets have a craft night soon!

  3. thanks for the visit! this burger seems to be delicious...
    i won the veganomicon cookbook...
    what is your favorite recepies form that book?
    i didn't try so many yet...
    thanks :)

  4. looks fantastic and sounds easy enough I just might try it! ;c)

    Great to see you Sat. night! Hope Tim is on the mend. I am almost through your amazing cupcakes, you are a cupcakegenius!

  5. Wow!!! This looks absolutely delicious!!! Please let me know how how your Southwestern-flared up burgers turn out....;-)

  6. Um... maybe I'm being a bit thick, but where are the chickpeas in this recipe? And when do you add the rest of the seasoning? :o)


  7. garbanzos are chickpeas silly. and as for the seasoning,as stated above you mix them in with the garbanzos, olive oil and lemon juice in the food processor. how are you today mr. k?

  8. ..haha.. you Americans and your funny names for things! ;o)

    I'm good thanks hon. Just stuck a new film recommendation up on my blog, and got a yummy cookie recipe to stick up there later this week. Also started doing Brendan Braziers Thrive in 30 (as recommended by you). It's really interesting, thanks for that. :o)

    How's you Cupcake?


  9. Just made some of them and they are lovely. The smell of the chick pea mix is to die for. So easy to make and well worth the effort. Thanks RC. :o)