Vegan Chickpea Veggie Burgers

Vegan Chickpea Veggie Burgers
The Spruce
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings

Want to try a veggie burger recipe made from chickpeas? Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and some vegetables are mashed together with flour as a binder, instead of eggs, making this easy homemade chickpea veggie burger both vegetarian and vegan and full of protein.

I haven't tried this recipe using gluten-free flour, but I imagine it should work fairly well. If you want to try using a gluten-free flour, I'd suggest using besan, or chickpea flour, which is fairly "sticky" and should help these burgers to bind well without adding any gluten. 

If you need a gluten-free veggie burger recipe, this kidney bean and mushroom veggie burger recipe uses oats and eggs as a binder instead of the usual flour or bread crumbs. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups canned chickpeas, plus the liquid
  • 1 stalk celery (diced small)
  • 1 small carrot (grated)
  • 1/2 onion (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or other seasoning)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Dash salt (or to taste)
  • Dash pepper (or to taste)
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Vegan chickpea veggie burger ingredients
  2. Drain chickpeas and save the liquid.

    Drain chickpeas to mash
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  3. First, mash the canned chickpeas in a large bowl using a potato masher or a large fork until nearly all mashed. You can leave a few little lumps. You could also use a blender or a food processor to prepare this recipe.

    Mash chickpeas
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  4. Next, mash in the celery, carrot, onion, garlic powder or other seasoning and the flour, and season well with sea salt or kosher salt and a bit of black pepper. Add some of the reserved chickpea liquid a teaspoon at a time until the mixture can create a patty that holds together nicely. This mixture should make four.

    Mash in the celery, carrot, onion, garlic powder or other seasoning
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  5. Once your patties are formed, heat a bit of oil in a skillet, or, you can use a lightly-greased grill pan for this.

  6. Transfer the patties gently, as they are very delicate, and lightly pan-fry for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until golden brown. 

    Fry vegan chickpea burgers
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  7. Serve and enjoy!

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