Chickpea Burgers

Marc and I are trying to eat a little less decadently nowadays. I still need my desserts sometimes because my sweet tooth just won’t be denied for long. Cutting back is helping though! We are also trying to get more veggies and beans in our life and less meat. So I created these amazing little chickpea burgers. They were loosely based on my beloved falafel recipe and I think my Nana Jeanie would have been proud of them!

The mixture for the chickpea burgers came together really quickly and easily in my food processor. I used coriander and turmeric to spice them up. Tahini paste and lemon juice gave them even more flavor and brought the mixture together. Lots of oats gave them substance.
I divided the mixture into 6 equal portions and formed them into the gorgeous patties. They really were like big portions of yummy falafel. I loved the way the texture felt as I formed them. They were slightly sandy but still felt soft.
The chickpea burgers took 4-5 minutes on each side to cook perfectly. I used my trusty electric griddle for the job. The patties became such a gorgeous, golden brown color! While they were cooking I toasted the buns and prepped the toppings.

I served the chickpea burgers right away on the fluffy, toasty buns. For toppings, I decided on avocado, sliced tomato and ketchup. They added even more gorgeous flavor and texture to the mix! When I bit in I didn’t even miss the beef. The burgers were so satisfying and flavorful, let me tell you. Best of all, we both enjoyed them guilt free! Hope you all enjoy this lighter take on a classic burger. xoxo

Chickpea Burgers
Chickpea Burgers
5 from 1 vote
Chickpea Burgers
Chickpea Burgers
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

These chickpea burgers have so much great texture and flavor that you won't miss the beef! They are like falafel and are so good on a bun with toppings.

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Chickpea Burgers, Vegetarian Burgers
Servings: 6 burgers
Calories: 300 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 1 can chickpeas drained, 15.5 ounce size
  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon tahini paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • olive oil for greasing the griddle
  • 6 whole hamburger buns
  • sliced avocado as needed
  • sliced tomatoes as needed
  • ketchup as needed
  1. Set up a food processor and combine the chickpeas, oats, cilantro, tahini, turmeric, coriander and salt in its bowl. Pulse it all together a few times to bring it together. Add in the lemon juice and pulse it a few more times until it is a uniform, smooth mixture. Divide the mixture into 6 even portions and form them into firm patties.
  2. Heat up an electric griddle to 350 or a griddle pan over medium high heat. Lightly grease it with olive oil. Cook the 6 patties for about 4-5 minutes on each side to cook them through perfectly. They should get lightly golden brown on the outside. Meanwhile, toast the buns. Serve the burgers immediately on the toasted buns with the sliced avocado, sliced tomatoes and ketchup for toppings! Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Chickpea Burgers
Amount Per Serving (1 burger)
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.7g7%
Saturated Fat 0.9g6%
Sodium 475mg21%
Potassium 266mg8%
Carbohydrates 53.6g18%
Fiber 6.7g28%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 10.9g22%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Chickpea Burgers
Chickpea Burgers