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Chickpea Burgers

Published Saturday, 10 July, 2010 by Joanna

cheap to make, when theres nothing in your cupboards!



  • Yourll be needing
  • -2 tbsp light olive oil
  • -onion, finely chopped
  • -200g tin of chickpeas, drained
  • -2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • -1 egg, beaten
  • -1 large potato, peeled, cubed, boiled and mashed
  • -2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • -4 burger buns
  • -1 tomato, sliced into rings
  • -1 red onion, sliced into rings
  • -4 lettuce leaves



Heat half of the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and sauté for three minutes.

Add the chickpeas and cook for another minute.

Place half of the chickpeas and the onion in a food processor. Purée until you have a smooth mixture.

Tip into a bowl and add the remaining chickpeas, coriander, egg and mashed potato.

Mix well, then shape the mixture into four burgers and sprinkle with the sesame seeds to coat.

Place the remaining olive oil in a frying pan and gently cook the burgers on a very low heat, for about five minutes on each side.

Toast each half of the burger buns, then place a burger in each, topping with a tomato slice, red onion ring and a lettuce leaf.


  • Alex Yerrell 8 years ago

    BTW also if like me your living in Halls and the idea of owning a food processor is laughable. Then for this no drama just drain the chickpeas , stick m in a plastic food bad put them on a hard surface and crush them wife a rolling pin or wine bottle, turn the bag inside out into a bowl, it dosent matter if they still a bit chunky.

  • Bassett 8 years ago

    The first thing you want to do is boil the potato, if you peel at and cube it first will cook faster.
    While that is boiling prep the rest of your veg!
    Dont worry if you have no corrindor fresh veg and students dont really roll.
    If your into mustard then a nice dolop into the burger mix will do no harm
    if that makes it too runny just chuck in a bit of flour :P

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