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Chickpea-Herb Burger

Yield: 6 burgers

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil-packed
  • 1 can (19 oz [540ml]) chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 cup grated onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup spelt flakes
  • 1/4 cup unbalanced almonds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 egg

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F or grill to high
  2. Parchment-lined baking sheet or greased grill.
  3. In a food processor or blender, puree oil, chickpeas, onion, garlic and carrots until well combined.
  4. Add spelt flakes, almonds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, parsley, basil, thyme and egg. Process until finely chopped and holding together. Season to taste with salt and pepper if desired.
  5. Form mixture into 6 patties. Arrange patties on prepared baking sheet or grill. Bake in preheated oven or grill for 3 minutes per side, being careful to turn burgers gently.

Tip:

Whether grilled on the barbecue or baked in the oven, these burgers are great with all the trimmings.

Variations:

Substitute: Rolled oats for spelt flakes.

Recipe Source: Healing Herbs Cookbook by Pat Crocker