No burger roundup could be complete without a good (really, truly GOOD) veggie burger recipe. This one can be easily adjusted to go from vegetarian to vegan, too. Oh, and beet ketchup. It’s our new favorite revelation. —CAVA
canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
large egg, lightly beaten (eliminate to make recipe vegan)
cloves garlic, finely minced
small onion, peeled and roughly chopped
ground black pepper
large handful fresh mint, chopped
grapeseed oil for frying
salt to taste
large ripe peaches
In This Recipe
In a large bowl, mash the chickpeas. You want some large-ish pieces in there for texture, but nothing so big that the patty won’t hold.
Add the quinoa tabbouleh, chickpea flour, egg, paprika, cayenne, garlic, onion, and mint. Add salt to taste.
Divide the mixture into eight, and pat each portion into a round, flat patty.
Heat a cast-iron or non-stick skillet. Spray with some oil and, when hot, place the burger patties on it, at least an inch apart.
Cook for a few minutes until the underside is golden brown, then flip over and continue cooking the other side.
For the roasted peaches, Pit peaches and thinly slice cross-wise into 8-10 pieces each. Spread across a coconut-oil-brushed baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes, until softened and delicately browned.
To assemble: Spread bottom half of a toasted bun with beet ketchup. Top with chickpea patty, a handful of fresh microgreens, a few roasted peaches, and a few Gordy’s Pickle Jar Sweet Pickle Chips. Top with top half of toasted bun.