These One-Bowl Vegan Hummus Chickpea Burgersare so meta. At least, I think they are I am pretty much the antithesis of hip, so perhaps Im completely wrong about what meta means.
Chickpea burgers with hummus you know, pureed chickpeas as the binder? Thats meta right? Chickpeas in chickpeas? Okay, Ill stop trying now.
Basically, if youre a chickpea lover, youre in the right place, because this chickpea burger has got em in spades.
First, of course, youve got the hummus.
Why hummus, you ask? Well, when I took my plant-based pro certification course earlier this year, I learned about how to build a vegan veggie burger, including thefive components toplant-basedveggie burger deliciousness.
How do you build a vegan veggie burger?
- A grain (here, we have oats)
- A protein (chickpeas)
- A non-starchy veg (some finely diced onion)
- Herbs and spices (cumin, onion powder, cayenne, and parsley)
- Abinder (stay tuned!)
For the binder, they suggested foods like cooked grains, cooked sweet potato, blended tofu, or even mashed beans. Wait a sec, mashed beans, I thought? What about pureedbeans? Like maybe in, say, creamy dreamy hummus?!
So I tried it. And it was delicious. And now Im in love. The end.
Okay maybe not quitethe end. Because I would really loveto talk about these things just a bit more. Bear with me.
Okay, so first, I kept this recipe super-duper simple. Because Ill be honest I dont know how many times Ive come across what looks like a glorious veggie burger recipe, and Ive gotten all excited aboutmaking it, and then I see that it requires a food processor, and I just cant even.
Maybe its because our 14-cup food processor, ridiculously heavy powerhouse that it is, is being kept all the wayout in ourgarage until our kitchen remodel is complete. Maybe its because Im lazy. Probably both.
Well, you can keep your behemoth food processors in your garages, my friends, because this easy chickpea burger recipe? It only requires one bowl, a masher, and a saute pan for cooking. Oh, okay, and a roundcookie cutter for shaping your burgers, if youre really wanting to go for it.
But thats it! No blending, no food processor. Just add a few ingredients, mash, shape, cook, devour.
While yes, they are unbelievably tasty, theseveggie burgers are a bit delicate, so Im not sure how theyd hold up on the grill,but theyre perfect sauted in a bit of olive oil on the stovetop and also delish baked in the oven.
Heres how I love em: Plopped on a pretzel bun thats smeared with Harissa mayo. Then topped with a handful of lemony arugula. And a bunch of quick-pickledred onions. And, then, a couple slices ofcreamy avocadobecause of course.
This simple chickpea burger recipe has really kind of changed my life. My carnivorous guy rather likes em, too.
See, I reallyhave no idea what that means.