Vegan chickpea burger

I love how well these vegan burgers stay together on the grill and their subtle spiciness.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 35 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 700 / Protein 25g / Carbohydr. 98g / Fat 26g

Ingredients (6 servings)

400 gcooked chickpeas
120 graw walnuts
0.5 tbspvegetable oil (plus more for greasing)
40 gshallots
1 tbspground paprika
3 tspchili powder
1 tbspground cumin
155 gcooked brown rice
1 small handfulcilantro
37 gpanko bread crumbs
1 tbsptomato paste
113 gvegan mayonnaise
65 gvegan ketchup
hot sauce to taste
salt and pepper
lettuce for topping
tomato for topping
cucumber for topping
vegan burger buns for serving


metal spatula, mixing bowl, nonstick pan, food processor, serving plate, grill pan or grill, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Moscow Mule
The perfect summer refreshment for a burger with a bit of spice.

Step 1

Vegan chickpea burger

Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat and toast walnuts until fragrant, approx. 3 – 5 min.; transfer to plate to cool.

nonstick pan

120 g raw walnuts

Step 2

Vegan chickpea burger

Chop shallots. In the same hot pan over medium heat, add vegetable oil and shallots. Sauté until shallots soften and become fragrant, approx. 2 – 3 min. Transfer to another plate to cool.

cutting board, knife

0.5 tbsp vegetable oil / 40 g shallots

Step 3

Vegan chickpea burger

In a food processor, blend cooled walnuts with spices and a pinch of salt and pepper until finely ground.

food processor

1 tbsp ground paprika / 1 tsp chili powder / 1 tbsp ground cumin / salt and pepper

Step 4

Vegan chickpea burger

Add cooked rice, shallots, cilantro, panko, tomato paste, and chickpeas. Pulse until combined but not smooth to retain a bit of texture. Taste and adjust seasonings.

155 g cooked brown rice / 1 small handful cilantro / 37 g panko bread crumbs / 1 tbsp tomato paste / 400 g cooked chickpeas

Step 5

Vegan chickpea burger

Divide into burger patties.

Step 6

Vegan chickpea burger

Heat grill or grill pan over medium heat and coat lightly with oil. When hot, grill burgers for approx. 2 – 3 min. per side, flipping them carefully and adjusting heat as necessary so they don’t brown too quickly. If you’re using a grill, close lid.

metal spatula, grill pan or grill

vegetable oil for greasing

Step 7

Vegan chickpea burger

Meanwhile, mix together ketchup, mayonnaise, and a dash of hot sauce to taste and set aside.

mixing bowl

65 g vegan ketchup / 113 g vegan mayonnaise / hot sauce to taste

Step 8

Vegan chickpea burger

Slice other toppings and set them on a serving plate. Transfer burgers to a platter and toast buns. Serve burgers on buns topped with lettuce, cucumber, tomato slices, and sauce as desired.

serving plate, cutting board, knife

lettuce for topping / tomato for topping / cucumber for topping / vegan burger buns for serving