Tired of meat? Want a lighter version of burgers? Try this healthy chickpea and walnut burger recipe and tell us what you think.
Preparation: 30 minutes + cooling time
Cooking: 15 minutes
Ingredients for Chickpea and Walnut Burger:
- 2 tins chickpeas (400 gr each)
- 3 spoons fresh parsley leaf chopped
- 40g bread crumbs
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary leaf finely chopped
- 1 free range egg
- 2 tsp homemade dry seasoning
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp Himalayan salt
- 100g walnuts
- 10g butter
- 4 spoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 buns
- 4 leaves lettuce
- 4 large slices tomatoes
- 4 large slices onion
- 4 spoons sour cream
Rinse the chick peas, drain and set aside to dry.
Soak the vegetables in a baking soda solution, rinse and dry.
Process chickpeas, parsley, bread crumbs, garlic, onion, and rosemary in a food processor. Transfer to a bowl, add the egg and spices, and mix well to combine.
Roughly chop the walnuts and fry in butter for 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
Add the walnuts to the mixture and stir to combine.
Divide the mixture and form 4 burgers. Place the burgers on a tray and leave them in the refrigerator for an hour to cool down.
Line a medium baking tray with baking paper. Place the burgers in the baking tray and sprinkle with olive oil. Bake the burgers for 15 minutes or until golden brown on both sides.
Cut the buns and coat both sides with sour cream. Place the lettuce on the lower half of the bun, add the burger, then layer the onion and tomato slices on the burger. Cover with the other half of the bun.
*Optionally you can add a slice of cheese of your choice over the burger.
**If desired you can serve the chickpea burger with fries.
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