Hummus and Mint Veggie Burgers

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Author Notes: This veggie burger was tossed together quickly as the result of a craving. It's a delicious sandwich that feels as comforting as it does exciting. The burger is perfectly satisfying on its own, but a handful of chips or a salad would be a happy pairing.

If grinding your own flaxseeds feels like a hassle (and a vegan recipe is not important), swap it out for an egg, and omit the water.
CarolineWright

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Serves 4

  • 2 tablespoons flaxseeds, finely ground
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • Five 2-ounce hamburger buns
  • One 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup pitted Spanish olives
  • 1/2 small zucchini, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, packed
  • 1/4 cup store-bought hummus, plus more for burger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Toppings: Sliced tomato, arugula, hummus
  1. Stir together flaxseeds, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon water in a medium bowl; set aside to thicken.
  2. In a food processor, combine the almonds and half a hamburger bun (about 1 ounce) and pulse until chopped. Add chickpeas, olives, zucchini, and mint, and pulse until very finely chopped. Transfer vegetable mixture, hummus, and cayenne to the bowl with flaxseed; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Form patties (about 2/3 cup each) and set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, fry the patties until crisp and browned on the outside, about 4 minutes on each side. Serve burgers on buns with hummus, arugula, and tomato slices.

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