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Packed with parsley, cilantro, garlic, and cumin, this chickpea burger has flavors inspired by falafels. It’s a protein-packed, plant-based staple that comes together quickly and can be complimented with thinly sliced cucumbers and tzatziki sauce.

Makes 4 servings at 4 ounces each

  • 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 1/2 onion, small onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 whole grain buns

Drain chickpeas. Place chickpeas, onion, parsley, cilantro, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper in a food processor and process until blended but not pureed. Add baking powder and pulse. Move to a bowl and refrigerate, covered, for at least 15 minutes.*

Once chilled, form the chickpea mixture into 4 patties (about 1/2 cup each). Heat oil in a pan and sear the patties on both sides, then turn to low and heat through. Serve on a bun with your favorite toppings such as thinly sliced cucumber, tzatziki sauce, lettuce, and tomato.

*Can be made ahead of time and refrigerated overnight.