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!