Mediterranean Veggie Burgers

Try serving these patties on whole-grain buns with lettuce and tomato slices.
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Try these almond, bean & grain burgers.

Serves: 6
Hands-on Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS:

  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 2 15-oz BPA-free cans unsalted chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup whole-wheat panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/3 cup natural unsalted tahini (TRY: Once Again Natural Tahini)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped pitted black olives

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.Mist a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, garlic, egg, panko, spinach, green onions, tahini, cilantro, lemon juice, oil, salt, cumin and coriander. Pulse until almost smooth. (NOTE: Do not over-mix; leave a few chunks of chickpeas in mixture.) Transfer mixture to a large bowl and fold in peppers, feta and olives.
  3. Shape mixture into 6 equal patties and transfer to baking sheet, flattening each patty slightly. Bake for 40 minutes, turning halfway, until golden brown.

TIP: Serve with out exclusive Tahini Lemon Dressing!

Nutrients Per Serving (1 patty): Calories: 380, Total Fat: 19 g, Sat. Fat: 4 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5 g, Carbs: 40.5 g, Fiber: 10 g, Sugars: 6 g, Protein: 16 g, Sodium: 746 mg, Cholesterol: 42 mg