I hate chickpeas. With a passion. In fact I hate all sort of lentils and beans but the thing is, I try to eat them, I really do but the texture always puts me off. But I love hummus.
So when I somehow decided that buying a can of chickpeas was a good idea, I was stumped with what to do with them and I've come up with a recipe that I actually really like (thank goodness for seasoning).
These are the most incredible melt in your mouth chickpea burgers. They're unbelievably filling and so filled with goodness that makes them far nicer than any of those high fat burgers we've grown accustomed to. They're such an ideal summer lunch type meal as despite being filling, they're really light, but they're so quick and easy to make that they're going to be a staple in my diet. This recipe makes four large burger patties:
- 250g can of drained chickpeas
- 3 tbsp tahini
- 2 tsp mixed herbs
- 1 tsp dill
- A sprinkle of salt and pepper
- 3 small red onions
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
Pre-heat Oven to 200°C.
- Rinse the chickpeas in cold water. Then mash them up using the back of the fork. Don't worry about making sure they're all crushed, it gives them a bit of bite if they're not.
- Add in the tahini and herbs, making sure they're mixed well.
- Add in the lemon juice, a bit at a time - mix well.
- Finely chop the onions and garlic and leave them to sweat in either olive or coconut oil in a pan on a low heat.
- When the onions and garlic are almost transparent, mix them in with the chickpea mixture.
- Shape the mixture into burgers and bake each side for 15 minutes until nicely browned.
They're so wonderful and I really hope you enjoy them! I had mind with a load of hummus, smashed avocado, spinach, cucumber, tomato and a sprinkle of sesame. Have them with what you want but they go well with just about everything.
Let me know if you plan on making these, anytime soon!