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Chickpea Burger

All veggie burgers are not created alike, and this chickpea burger is a champion among contenders. In a world dominated by beans and fake meat burgers, this chickpeas burger recipe is in a league of its own.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Entrees, Sandwiches
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 207kcal


  • 1 15 ounce can Chickpeas, drained reserve aquafaba
  • cup vegetable broth
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon aquafaba
  • ½ cup vital wheat gluten or see substitutions for a gluten-free option
  • cup breadcrumbs or use gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Breadcrumb Mixture

  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons Nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt


  • 4 buns of choice
  • 4 Romaine lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 slices red onion
  • 4 Tablespoons secret sauce or sub mustard and ketchup


  • Mash chickpeas in a food processor by pulsing. Do not over-pulse/mash.
  • Transfer mashed chickpeas into a large bowl.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients except for the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Stir to combine. Place chickpea mixture into the refrigerator and form patties later if food prepping in advance.
  • Mix 1 cup of breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, and garlic salt in a bowl and set aside.
  • Form burger patties using a burger press or with your hands.
  • Then, dip each patty in a flavored sauce or press the plain patties into the breadcrumb mixture to coat the burger patties.

Air Fryer

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Place the chickpea burger patties in the air fryer in a single layer.
  • Cook for 15 minutes, flipping half way through.


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Prepare a baking pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Place burger patties in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Cook for 30 minutes, flipping the patties over halfway through cooking.


  • Preheat the grill to 400 degrees.
  • Place burgers on the grill.
  • Cover the grill and cook for 10 minutes; flip the burgers over and cook for 10 more minutes.

Burger Toppings (optional)

  • Add lettuce, onion, tomato, and secret sauce if desired.


    • Do not over-pulse or mash the chickpeas.
    • If you don't have a food processor, mash chickpeas with a fork.
    • Hearty white beans replace chickpeas in this recipe.
    • The breadcrumb mixture outside coating provides a crunchy exterior. Skip this step if you don't want a crunchy exterior.
    • Prepare this chickpeas burger recipe plain, or add a flavor by dipping the burger patty in a flavored sauce before adding the exterior breadcrumbs.
    • Serve chickpea burgers with secret sauce, tomatoes, red onions, lettuce, and your favorite bun.
    • Or, serve the chickpea burger between lettuce leaves and skip the bun.
    • Another way to enjoy this chickpea burger recipe is to add it to a pita, on top of a salad, or chopped up inside tacos.
    • Freeze patties uncooked for up to 3 months. Thaw completely before cooking unless grilling.
    • Frozen patties grill well but require 10 more minutes of cooking time.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3mg