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Sneaky Chickpea Burgers

Jazz up classic meals with pops of color and flavor!  Sneaky Chickpea Burgers” please the palates of even the pickiest eaters.  What a fun way to get more veggies!  Seriously, even though most kids don’t like things like dijon or heavy herbs, they won’t notice them in these burgers!

Makes 7-8 Burgers


1 cup carrot, cut in discs

½ cup chopped red bell pepper

1 medium-large clove garlic

2 cans (14-ounces each) chickpeas, rinsed and drained

½ cup nutritional yeast

1 tablespoon tomato paste (can substitute natural ketchup)

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

½ teaspoon dijon mustard

freshly ground black pepper (optional)

1 teaspoon fresh thyme or rosemary leaves

1 tablespoon

1 cup rolled oats


Buns, “fixin’s” and condiments to serve.



In a food processor, add carrots, bell pepper, and garlic, process until finely chopped.  Add remaining ingredients except rolled oats and process through. Stop processor a few times and scrape down, and continue to process until smooth.

Add rolled oats and pulse through.

Remove bowl and place in fridge to chill mixture, for about a ½ hour. When ready to shape patties, take out scoops of mixture and form burgers in your hands.

To cook, place patties on a non-stick griddle or skillet over medium/medium-high heat. Let cook on one side for 7-8 minutes, or until golden brown . Then flip, and let cook for another 5-7 minutes on the other side.  If using a grill that would be cooking the patties from both sides simultaneously, shorten/adjust cook time so as to not burn the patties

Alternatively, these patties can be baked at 400°F for about 20 minutes, flipping half way through, however pan-cooking yields a more desirable sear and texture.

Serve on buns, or in tortillas or pitas with fixings of choice!


Published by LaTricia Morris

Hi. I'm LaTricia Morris, licensed PA Realtor, wife and mother of two amazing children, one cat and a 3-legged pit-baby. I also work in health and wellness through my business Defiance Fitness + Nutrition where I offer solutions that help people overcome obstacles to their health and wellness goals. What can I say? I couldn't be more committed to the call to helping people like you maximize your life potential and fall in love with the life you get to live. It's my joy to help you improve your quality of life, from helping you look and feel your best to helping you find the home that will serve as the setting for some of your life's most precious memories. I LOVE seeing you accomplish your lifestyle goals and count it a blessing to be part of that.

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