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The Best Chickpea Burger

Shana Thomas
Not only is this chickpea burger easy to make but's also gluten-free and very tasty. They're so delicious that I've been making them every week. Yep, they're that good.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 135 kcal


  • 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight can sub for canned chickpeas, as well
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal add more if the mixture is too wet
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 onion coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 handful cilantro (about 1/2 cup) optional
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil for frying


  • In a food processor, add your chickpeas, garlic, onions, cayenne pepper (for some spice), lemon, thyme, cilantro (optional), sea salt & black pepper.
  • Pulse about 5 or 6 times until all ingredients are combined well.
  • Remove chickpea mixture from the food processor into a mixing bowl. Add ground flaxseed meal and mix well.
  • Put the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour. This will allow all the flavors to meld and the texture to become firm.
  • Use hands to form the chickpea patties.
  • Add grapeseed oil to a frying pan. Once the oil is hot (2-3 minutes) add your chickpea burgers to the frying pan.
  • Cook for about 3-5 minutes on both sides until golden.


How to make these burgers without a food processor: Use a fork or potato masher to mash the chickpeas and add the remaining ingredients as mentioned above. 
Optional: Dress your chickpea burger in vegan mayo, bbq sauce, tomato, and a handful of greens on top. 
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