This recipe is straight from McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN, Dietitian and Founder of Nutrition Stripped, and it’s part of our “Back to the Table” SB Challenge, where we feature seven recipes each Sunday, for three weeks, and challenge our readers to gather around a home-cooked meal each night! At Nutrition Stripped, McKel encourages meal planning as a simple way to take the guesswork out of healthy eating, so much that she created the Guide to Master Meal Planning. By setting aside a “batch cooking day,” you can make enough food to include in meals throughout the entire week, which comes in handy when life gets in the way. These recipes are geared toward meal prep in their versatility; you can make them ahead of time, then just add your toppings, dressings and fresh components when it’s time to enjoy. Bonus: they all keep well in air-tight glass containers.
Here, McKel shares her recipe for a simple chickpea burger. Easily finished with a number of tasty toppings, this veggie burger is surprisingly versatile! McKel says, “It’s packed with plant-based protein from chickpeas, and added spices give it a boost of flavor to rival your favorite black bean patty.”
If you’re looking for something to shake up your meal even further, McKel says these are her favorite topping combinations: radish salad + mustard, lemon-lime guacamole + salsa, mint chutney + extra herbs, cashew cheese + lettuce + tomato, and vegan tzatziki + fresh veggies.
See original recipe RIGHT HERE on Nutrition Stripped.
Recipe: Simple Chickpea Burgers
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- ¼ cup chopped sweet onion
- 1 egg beaten
- 2 tablespoons chickpea flour or other gluten-free flour
- ½ cup nutritional yeast
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- 1 cup hemp seeds
- ½ cup ground pecans
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon sea salt adjust to taste
- Pinch of red pepper flakes adjust to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper adjust to taste
- 1, 15 <g class="gr_ gr_64 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="64" data-gr-id="64">ounce</g> can chickpeas drained, rinsed and dried
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium heated skillet, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and onion. Saute chopped onion for 2-4 minutes until it starts to soften. Add minced garlic with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Continue to cook for about 2 minutes until fragrant.
- In a food processor or blender, combine the sauteed onions and garlic with nutritional yeast, hemp seeds, egg, chickpea flour, ground pecans, oats, spices, remaining olive oil (2 tablespoons), and chickpeas. Pulse together until the mixture is well blended.
- Pour this mixture out into a large mixing bowl. Adjust seasonings to taste before you start shaping these into burger sized patties. Use a little olive oil or water to coat your hands to prevent the chickpea patties from sticking, repeat until all of the <g class="gr_ gr_66 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="66" data-gr-id="66">batter</g> is used.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until patties <g class="gr_ gr_59 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="59" data-gr-id="59">are</g> golden brown. Serve with a <g class="gr_ gr_58 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="58" data-gr-id="58">gluten free</g> bun or lettuce wrap and top with desired toppings.
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