Baked Chickpea Burger

Dinner - Chickpea Burger & Fries

I’ve come to an alarming realization that I’m awful at remembering certain things – there are basically incidents from childhood and adolescence that I have no recollection of. And people I allegedly knew from way back when, whom I no memory of ever meeting.
Yet there are quirky unimportant things I’ve retained, like when Big Jet (our dog) suffered doggy postpartum depression and my dad and I had to feed her pups milk we got from the nomadic cattle herdsmen who passed through our farm.
Petty odd tidbits like the last time I had a traditional (beef) burger; it was at Reagan National – back when it was just Washington National, where I had my last cheeseburger.

Chickpea Burger

I’m not fond of veggie burgers; especially the kind made with textured vegetable protein, although I’ve had some good grilled Portobello mushroom burgers.
I’ve never wanted a burger (meat or veggie) bad enough to look for or want to create the perfect burger.
On the other hand, I’m very fond of chickpeas, and chickpea burgers have been on the top of my to-try list for a while now.
I tried some awesome falafel in New York that had me thinking chickpea burgers shouldn’t be that far off, makes for a healthier version when baked.
We made these burgers two whole months ago; it seems like such a long time ago now, we definitely need to make some more soon.

Some easy prep steps in pictures…
Chickpea Spices
Onions Parsley
Chickpea Processed Add in Spices
Dinner - Chickpea Burger

We used this very simple recipe from The Three Greek Sisters via CityLine
We subbed oatmeal for breadcrumbs, added spring onions, and some special spices including harissa and baharat from Tunisia.
Oh and flaxseed meal as binder, holds the patties together very well and it’s baked, not fried – delicious!

Chickpea Burger Pattie Chickpea Burgers
Saturday Dinner Dinner - Chickpea Burger & Fries
Served on a toasted sesame bun topped with more veggies and balsamic dressing with a side baked potato fries.

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  • Reply Jeffie

    these look delicious 🙂

    21 November, 2011 at 6:54 pm
    • Reply Elsa

      Thanks 🙂

      22 November, 2011 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply Jac_909

    hey there! In case you were interested, I run a health food sharing site: you are welcome to submit your yummy photos!

    22 November, 2011 at 8:22 am
    • Reply Elsa

      Sure, will check it out… thanks for visiting 🙂

      22 November, 2011 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply IndulgeMagazine

    Hi Elsa,

    I’m a food magazine editor interested in talking with you about including this and possibly other recipes/photos in our upcoming Burger feature.  Is there an e-mail address I can reach you at to talk details?

    Kind regards,

    18 January, 2012 at 12:54 pm
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