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Chickpea Walnut Veggie Burgers

An easy veggie recipe using chickpeas and walnuts.
Course Entree
Cuisine Vegetarian
Keyword Chickpeas, Walnuts, Veggie Burgers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4
Author Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves or a pinch or two of powdered rosemary
  • 1 19 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leafed parsley
  • 1/2 cup fine fresh bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup walnuts toasted and chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • A pinch of salt and a few turns of the pepper mill

Instructions

  • Prep all the ingredients and lay them out.
  • In a food processor pulse garlic, onion, and rosemary until chopped. Add chickpeas, parsley, and bread crumbs and pulse until just combined.
  • Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in walnuts, egg, and salt and pepper, to taste, until well combined. Form mixture into four 3-inch patties. Chill patties, covered, at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.
  • In a large skillet (cast iron helps form a nice crust, but nonstick works too) heat oil over moderate heat until hot but not smoking. Cook patties until golden brown, about 4 minutes on each side.
  • Arrange burgers on a foil lined baking sheet and heat in a 350 degree oven for about 5 to 10 minutes or until ready to serve. You can skip this last step if you want, but it makes the burgers a little hotter, plus it gives you time to finish prepping all the other components of the meal.

Notes

These are great with roasted broccoli.