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Author Notes: Pairing chickpeas with sautéed vegetables to create a family favorite burger is pretty fantastic! We use a Chia Seed and water mixture as an egg replacement which you will find yourself thrilled about, given the high omega 3 content. These delicious and filling chickpea burgers have both the flavor and nutritional components to make even the toughest critic applaud! —Diane Hoch
- 4 cups Chickpeas - cooked
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup Red Onion, minced
- 1 cup Carrots, grated
- 2 cups Spinach, chopped small
- 3 tablespoons Garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
- 2 tablespoons Chia Seed
- 6 tablespoons Water
- 3/4 cup Garbanzo Bean Flour
- 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
- 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 tablespoons Garlic, pressed
- 2 Avocados
- * To prepare chia seed mixture, add chia seeds to water and set aside. After 5 minutes use whisk and mixture will become gelatinous.
- In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add olive oil and cook onions and garlic until translucent - about 5 minutes.
- Add carrots, spinach, turmeric, cumin, and continue cooking until carrots are soft - about 3-5 minutes - turn off heat and set pan aside.
- In a food processor, pulse the chickpeas until mostly smooth, leaving about 1/3 in a chunky texture.
- Add chickpeas to saute pan with vegetables and mix to deglaze and combine before transferring to a large bowl.
- Fold in chia seed mixture well before adding garbanzo bean flour, salt and pepper.
- Shape mixture into burger form and place on parchment lined baking sheets.
- Create your garlic topping by combining the 3 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons pressed garlic - then use this to spoon a dollop on top of each burger and spread to coat.
- Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and flip burgers before returning to oven for an additional 15 minutes.
- Turn oven to broil at 450* and finish cooking to create a golden brown topping.
- Place burger on plate and top with sliced avocado - Enjoy! YUM!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Chickpeas
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