Meet my favorite veggie burger. The Crispy Chickpea Burger!
For those of you who don’t know me, I should tell you, I’m a bit obsessed with veggie burgers. For that reason, I didn’t want to post just any recipe. It had to be perfect (by my standards of course). First, it had to be full of flavor from herbs and spices. I don’t like a patty that tastes like beef. Second, it had to have some texture and a crispy exterior since I don’t like an overly soft burger. Finally, it had to hold together while cooking and eating. That last one is true, but like any burger, it will probably get messy while eating, especially if you put as many toppings as I do! I mean, is there a patty under all those toppings!?
So, how did these burgers turn out?
There you have it! My favorite veggie burger. I like to serve them with onions, tomatoes, leafy greens, mustard, ketchup and vegan mayonnaise like the one in my last post. For a fancy burger that will impress your guests, serve them with spiralized sweet potato fries! Use a spiralizer to make your fries, toss them with oil and bake them at 400°F for 20-25 minutes until crispy. I also like to add a lemon-tahini sauce using 2 tablespoons each of tahini and water and 1 tablespoon of lemon. Serve them with homemade fries, roasted vegetables or a fresh salad. The possibilities are endless!
Now, let’s see if my next veggie burger recipe will be as good as this one!
Now add your oregano, cumin, coriander, salt, tamari and oil and mix thoroughly. Add water or oil if it's too dry or more panko bread crumbs if it's too wet.
You can store the uncooked patties in an airtight container in the fridge for future use.
I like to form patties and store them in the freezer for a month for quick weeknight dinners. Line them on a baking sheet and put them in the freezer. Once they're completely frozen, put them in a freezer-safe bag. Keep them in the freezer for up to a month. Simply cook them as instructed above (you can defrost them the microwave). If they're dry, add a drizzle of oil before baking.
Another option is to cook them on a frying pan. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add oil and cook your patties about 5 minutes on one side. Flip them and cook another 5 minutes until golden and crispy.
For a gluten-free option, use gluten-free bread crumbs and hamburger buns.
If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag your photo #unsweetenedcaroline on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter!