Chickpea and Spinach Burgers

For those of you new here, my quest for a lot of different veggie burger recipes started after I wrote about Boca Burgers Exposed and also Morning Star Burgers Exposed.  These chickpea and spinach burgers are another delicious Pinterest find!  I found these on  Her blog has some pretty amazing looking food.  I suggest you go visit and take a look for yourselves. 🙂

Chickpea Burgers

My picture doesn’t look near as nice as hers, but I am still a newbie at the food photography thing.  I promise these are so yummy and really easy to make.  These would be great with a side of my Healthy French Fries.

Chickpea and Spinach Burgers

Chickpea and Spinach Burgers

Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 40 min


  • 1/2 cup chickpeas (drained, if using canned)
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup spinach, packed
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/2 T soy sauce
  • 1 T oregano
  • 1 T smoked paprika
  • 2 T sunflower seeds
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs
  • pinch salt


  1. Combine chickpeas and onion in a food processor, pulse a few times to break up the chickpeas.
  2. Add in spinach, oil, soy sauce, oregano, paprika, and sunflower seeds, pulse a few more times.
  3. Add in egg, salt, flour, and bread crumbs, pulsing until mixture comes together and is well blended.
  4. Remove from food processor, run your hands under water, and shape patties.
  5. If grilling out, bake in an oven for 10 minutes in order to get a start on the burger. If pan frying, you can use right away.
  6. If pan frying, cook over medium-low heat for roughly 6-8 minutes on each side. The outside should be browned and crispy.
  7. I baked my patties in the oven at 350 for about 15-20 on each side. They were crispy on the outside and softer in the middle. They reminded me of falafel. I spread my White Bean Pesto on top of these and it was delicious!


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26 thoughts to “Chickpea and Spinach Burgers”

  1. How many patties did you get from this recipe? Looks yummy, I'd like to try it for my crew tonight, but I want to be sure it's enough for our family of 5 (all burger lovers! LOL)
  2. Hi, So did you pan fry them and then bake them or did you just bake them? Looking forward to making them tomorrow! Thanks! Clara
  3. Hello there! have you ever cooked your chickpeas in the crockpot after soaking them in water overnight? I just bought my crockpot! how long would they need and how much water?
    1. After I soak the chickpeas overnight, I boil them in water for at least 30 minutes. Sometimes longer. Chickpeas take the longest out of all the beans.

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