chickpea burger

Baked Spicy Chickpea Burgers

Enjoy a healthier burger full of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants by blending chickpeas with vegetables, herbs and spices. While some veggie patties are fried or cooked in oil, these spicy chickpea burgers are baked golden brown and offer a mildly spicy aroma. A very simple meal, this recipe can be prepared in a matter of minutes. Serve these savory patties on a whole grain bun with a fresh green salad for an easy meal full of nutrients and flavor.

1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ medium red bell pepper, diced
2 stalks celery, minced
¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 teaspoons curry powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon ground cayenne
½ teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 egg
1 ½ cups whole wheat panko bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 425° F. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, celery and sauté for about 3 minutes. Add parsley, curry powder, salt, cumin, black pepper, cayenne, oregano, basil and sauté for 1-2 additional minutes until incorporated then remove the skillet from heat. Puree the chickpeas in a food processor or blender, pulsing until a course puree develops, adding water 1 Tablespoon at a time if needed. In a large mixing bowl combine chickpea puree, vegetable mixture, egg, and panko breadcrumbs. Mix well. Hand form patties and place on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 20 minutes, turning once halfway through, until golden on the outside.



About Grace O

Grace O has been cooking and baking professionally and recreationally all of her adult life. As a child in Southeast Asia, she learned the culinary arts by her mother’s side in her family’s cooking school. She became so well versed in hospitality and the culinary arts, she eventually took over the cooking school and opened three restaurants. She is widely credited with popularizing shrimp on sugar-cane skewers and being one of the first culinarians to make tapas a global trend. She has cooked for ruling families and royalty. Grace O’s move to America precipitated a career in healthcare, inspired by her father, who was a physician. Twenty years and much hard work later, she operates skilled nursing facilities in California. Grace O strives to create flavorful food using the finest ingredients that ultimately lead to good health. Her recipes, although low in saturated fat, salt, and sugar, are high in flavor. Grace employs spices from all over the world to enliven her dishes, creating food that is different and delicious. She believes that food can be just as effective at fighting aging as the most expensive skin creams. And since she’s over 50 herself, she’s living proof of that.
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