Quinoa and Chickpea Burgers

Quinoa and Chickpea Burgers
Photo: William Meppem
Serves: 4


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1/2 cup white quinoa
1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
2 small slices whole-wheat bread
1 14-oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 large egg
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon cumin
1 small red chile
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 small whole-wheat pitas, for serving
Salad greens, sliced avocado, sliced tomato and mayonnaise or yogurt, for serving, optional


Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes

1. In a saucepan, bring quinoa and broth to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook until all broth has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly.

2. In a food processor, process bread until fine bread crumbs form. Add chickpeas, quinoa, egg, cilantro, cumin, chile, salt and pepper and process in short bursts until mixture is finely chopped. Shape mixture into 4 patties. Brush patties with oil and cook in a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat until golden, about 4 minutes per side.

3. Serve patties with pitas and, if desired, greens, avocado, tomato and mayonnaise or yogurt.

Created date

August 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 345
Fat 9 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 14 g
Carbohydrate 53 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 410 mg
Calcium 72 mg