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Chickpea and Zucchini Veggie Burgers

These chickpea and zucchini veggie burgers, omg, they’re so delicious – they should really be called The BEST veggie burgers ever!!!
4.57 from 16 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • For the burger patties:
  • 1 small zucchini peeled, grated, liquid squeezed out
  • 1 can 15 oz garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
  • 1/2 cup parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 garlic clove pressed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • For the whipped feta:
  • 4 oz feta
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • For the burgers:
  • 4 whole wheat burger buns
  • harissa sauce
  • Lettuce
  • cucumber slices
  • fire roasted red peppers

Instructions

  • Start by grating the zucchini, and squeeze out the liquid - I do this by first squeezing the zucchini shreds with my hands and wringing out then liquid, then I press three pieces of paper over the zucchini and squeeze out the remaining liquid.
  • Place zucchini shreds, garbanzo beans, parsley, bread crumbs, flour, garlic, egg, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper in a food processor. Process on low for 10 seconds, then scrape the sides of the food processor down and process again for 15-30 seconds until no more whole garbanzo beans remain. Form 4 patties (I like to do this using a biscuit cutter as a mold, but you could just form four patties with your hands.
  • In a large skillet over high heat, heat 1 tablespoon on olive oil for 1 minute, then add in 4 veggie burger patties. Cook for 6 minutes, then flip and cook for another 6 minutes. Turn heat off, and let veggie burgers sit in the pan for 4-5 minutes as you make the whipped feta and assemble the burgers
  • For the whipped feta, add the feta, olive oil and water into a food processor and process until smooth, about 1 minute.
  • To assemble the burgers smear whipped feta on the top of the burger buns.
  • Spread harissa on the bottom burger buns. Layer lettuce, cucumbers, and roasted red peppers onto the bottom burger bun, place a chickpea and zucchini burger pattie on top of the veggies and then place top bun on the burger, press down and enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1317mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 7g