Vegan Chickpea & Quinoa Burgers

I made these vegan burgers the other day & they are quite good, even my meat-loving son ate them!

These burgers were a bit dry in texture but I baked them so I think had I pan-fried them, they would have been moister. There is a sauce that goes along with this recipe & it is delicious so we just used lots of the sauce!!

I will make these again for sure… good to have in the freezer for a quick healthy meal…

The recipe is from The Full Helping….

There are ingredients called for in this recipe that you might not have at home so I am giving you a shopping list….

Here is a shopping list…..

quinoa

pumpkin seeds

can of chickpeas

tahini

1 lemon

sun-dried tomatoes

za’atar spice

chives

 

Here is the recipe

Burgers

Ingredients

! cup dry quinoa

2 1/4 cups water

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1 can chickpeas, drained

1 tbsp tahini

2 tbsp lemon juice, fresh preferably

1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes

1 tbsp za’atar spice

1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp chives, minced

pepper to taste

1  clove garlic minced or 1 tsp dried garlic powder

water

Tahini Sauce

1/4 cup tahini

1 tbsp lemon juice

3 tbsp water

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp maple syrup

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp coriander

1 tbsp soya sauce

1 tbsp minced chives

 

Method

If you want to bake these chickpea patties, line a baking sheet with aluminium foil & spray with a non-stick spray…. otherwise you can pan fry these

For the Chickpea & Quinoa Burgers

  1. If your quinoa needs to be rinsed, rinse it …. but it has to be drained in a colander with small holes otherwise the quinoa falls through the colander holes…Put the quinoa in the water & bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer & cook the quinoa until the water is absorbed & the quinoa is tender. Cover the pot & set aside for about 10 minutes
  2. Process the pumpkin seeds until they are a fine meal…
  3. Add drained quinoa & chickpeas to the food processor & mix until well combined
  4. Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor…the tahini, lemon juice, sun-dried tomatoes, za’atar, salt, chives, pepper & garlic. Mix until it all comes together..
  5. Add a bit of water to this mixture if it seems too dry to hold together. You have to be able to form patties… the mixture has to stick together
  6. I used a 1/2 cup scoop to measure out equal portions of this mixtures, flattened them & put onto a baking sheet & baked in a 350f oven for about 25 minutes…I turned them over half way through the cooking time
  7. Alternatively you can pan fry them until they are crispy…turn them over to cook on both sides
  8. Serve with the Tahini Sauce

For the Tahini Sauce

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together until well blended & smooth. I used a jar…  just put all of the ingredients into the jar & shook it up. My tahini is very loose…some tahini is very thick..so if your tahini it thick, use a processor or blender to mix the ingredients for the sauce together.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients for the burgers 
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All of the ingredients mixed together
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Make equal size patties …these are ready to bake
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All done!
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Tahini sauce ingredients

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