We love a good burger especially in the midst of BBQ season! Many burger patties can be made using offcuts of undisclosed meats, high in saturated fats and salt not helpful in keeping our hearts, brains and bowels healthy. Our answer? CHICKPEAS - yes, you heard us.
These chickpea burgers make fantastic meat substitutes,WHY?:
High in protein (great for hungry tummies)
High in fibre - keeping your gut happy
Cheap to make
Provides 2 servings of vegetables in your day, something we could all do with.
So give these a whirl on your next burger night and let us know how you like them :)
Makes: 8 burgers
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
1x 400g tin of chickpeas
1/4 cup chickpea flour
1 bunch kale or 200g spinach leaves
1 tbls lemon juice
1 clove chopped garlic
1 tbls olive oil
What to do:
1 Heat 1 tsp olive oil in pan and wilt kale or spinach leaves for 2 minutes, sprinkle with dukkah. Set aside once warm.
2 In a food processor, combine chickpeas, egg, lemon juice and garlic and spin for 5-10 seconds.
3 Add in spinach, spin for another 20 seconds and transfer into a large bowl.
4 Fold in chickpea flour and shape into 8 palm size patties.
5 Heat remaining oil in frying pan and cook patties for 8-10 mintues until lightly golden brown.
6 Alternatively, bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 20 mins.
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