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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.
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 use canned chickpeas as well
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed 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 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 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.


Optional: Dress your chickpea burger in vegan mayo, bbq sauce, tomato, and a handful of greens on top. 
Keyword chickpea burger