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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