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Quinoa Chickpea Veggie Burgers

These burgers are loaded with plant protein, veggies and spices. They are firm and hold their shape well.

Quinoa Chickpea Burger with lettuce, tomato and onions
Quinoa Chickpea Burger with lettuce, tomato and onions


1-1/2 cups cooked quinoa

1-15 oz can chickpeas, drained

1/2 cup shredded carrots

1/2 cup shredded sweet potato

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup nutritional yeast

1 medium onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

2 flax or chia eggs (2 Tablespoons flax or chia seeds dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water)

1-1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon cumin

1-1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1-1/2 teaspoon parsley


Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix until smooth. Let sit for a couple hours or overnight to chill. Prepare grill or preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Portion patties using a 1/2 cup measuring cup. Cook for 20-25 minutes until golden-brown and heated through. Let sit for about 20 minutes after cooking to finish firming.

Note: These veggie burgers are firm enough to hold their shape but are soft on the inside. Handle them carefully to avoid breakage when assembling.


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