Saturday, August 11, 2012

Chickpea Hamburger

The healthiest homemade fast food ever made! Only about 200 calories per hamburger :) It could have been 300 calories but I did not have any hamburger buns in my house :P These special patties taste just like the real thing and it has a hint of Indian flavor in my opinion because of the cumin seasoning. Anyways, follow me on this blog for more blog updates! Enjoy!


1 15-ounce can chickpeas (or 1 1/2 cups cooked), drained and rinsed
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons tahini
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup plain bread crumbs
4, 100 calorie flat bread, or regular hamburger buns

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Pulse the chickpeas in a food processor until thick and pasty (if too dry, add a tablespoon of water at a time for it to come together). Transfer to a medium- size bowl.
  3. To a large bowl, add the onion, garlic, parsley, tahini, cumin, coriander, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and baking powder. Slowly add the bread crumbs until the mixture holds together. Add more bread crumbs, as needed. Shape into patties.
  4. Place on a nonstick cookie sheet and bake for 10–12 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom. Using a spatula, flip each patty over, and cook for 10–12 minutes more until the other side is golden brown. Remove from the oven. You may fry the patties with a little oil in a pan on the stove top.

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