Moroccan-Spiced Chickpea Burgers

The next wunderbar way to love a chickpea. We’re getting there, folks! You should know by now that one of my greatest pleasures on this wide earth is the chickpea. I am engineering ways to work chickpeas into every possible form, so next time you’re having a bad day remember that you have that to look forward to. Feast your eyes (and yo mouths) on this latest creation, it’s delishuus. I made these burgz for dinner with my mama and we gobbled them up so fast it was hard to even get pictures.

  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon olive or vegetable oil + a bit for frying
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (or 1-1.5 cups cooked)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup chickpea OR oat flour + 2 Tablespoons for coating
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1. Add the olive oil, onion, and garlic to a medium skillet. Cook until the onions are translucent and sizzling, 3-4 minutes.

2. Place the chickpeas in a microwave safe bowl and heat 1-2 minutes, until warm. Add the cooked onions, garlic, warm chickpeas, lemon juice, chickpea flour, parsley and spices to a food processor or blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth but still thick/dense. If the mixture is not thick enough to pick up and form a patty, add enough chickpea/oat flour until it is.

3. Pour the 1/4 cup flour set aside for coating into a bowl. Take the mixture and form balls with your hands. Flatten the balls into patties and dip them in the flour bowl (this is called “dredging”).

4. Heat a few Tablespoons of oil over a medium flame. When the oil starts to sizzle, add the patties. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the outside is crispy.

Serve dat sheezy on a bun, with a salad & sprinkled with fresh parsley, or eat it just as is. I think you’ll like it. I made a pepper/peach/spinach with my favoriteSweet & Tangy Balsamic Dressing. This chickpea goodness paired with fruity salad = perfection.

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