Chickpea & coriander burgers

Chickpea & coriander burgers

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus chilling


Serves 4
High in fibre, low in fat and counting as 2 of your 5-a-day, this tasty veggie burger delivers on every level

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze cooked or uncooked
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal344
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre6g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.3g
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  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • zest 1 lemon, plus juice ½



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 1 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 100g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 medium red onion, ½ diced, ½ sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 4 small wholemeal buns
  • 1 large tomato, sliced, ½ cucumber, sliced and chilli sauce, to serve



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…


  1. In a food processor, whizz the chickpeas, lemon zest, lemon juice, cumin, half the coriander, the egg and some seasoning. Scrape into a bowl and mix with 80g of the breadcrumbs and the diced onions. Form 4 burgers, press remaining breadcrumbs onto both sides and chill for at least 10 mins.

  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan until hot. Fry the burgers for 4 mins each side, keeping the heat on medium so they don’t burn. To serve, slice each bun and fill with a slice of tomato, a burger, a few red onion slices, some cucumber slices, a dollop of chilli sauce and the remaining coriander.

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Comments (61)

aliceeats's picture

Really yummy burgers and super easy and quick to make. I didn't have a food processor or hand blender, but managed just fine with a potato masher and muscle. We had two burgers each (but no bread!), served with salad, which seemed like a good amount. Will definitely make again as so cheap too!

handsomeboyrk's picture

A great veggie burger that reminded me the flavours of India. The earthy notes of the herbs/spices worked well with the lemon and it complemented the chickpeas. Would make it spicier next time.

horseydollops's picture

This is a great recipe healthy and so easy to make I had it tonight for a second time and loved it, On the side I served individual ramekin's with "lite mayonnaise" with a squeeze of lemon juice!!!! Nice and light on a hot summers evening,

sammyhill's picture

Made as per recipe and they were delicious, enjoyed even by my 18 mth old. Served with greek salad, very yummy.

laurabat's picture

Made this last night! I just left out the cumin and added chillies but kept everything else the same. It was delicious!

cass0011's picture

Delicous! Even my meat eating teenage boys were pleasantly surprised.

amethyst99's picture

These were delicious!! Made them with a hand blender, as didn't have a food processor, and they turned out great! Were quite liquid-y when first made, but firmed up nicely in the fridge. Nice with fried onion :)

amethyst99's picture

These were delicious!! Made them with a hand blender, as didn't have a food processor, and they turned out great! Were quite liquid-y when first made, but firmed up nicely in the fridge. Nice with fried onion :)

cmangan's picture

I added two cloves of garlic, some chilli flakes and quite a lot of cracked black pepper as I like food well seasoned. I served this with sweet chilli sauce as suggested but also made up a mint yoghurt sauce, simply by mixing 4 tsp of plain natural yogurt with one tsp of mint sauce, a drop of lemon juice and salt and pepper. This really balanced the chilli and red onion and was cool and refreshing.

mitchity40's picture

Even the teenage carnivore eaters loved this recipe. I added grated carrot to bulk it out a bit. Served with homemade oven chips. Cheap and delicious!

ela_yar's picture

Really tasty and easy to make. I stuck to the recipe and fried the burges, they turned out nice and moist. Ate them with Wäsa cracker bread.

katiemurphy01's picture

I added a small amount of crumbled feta, pan fried them to get them crispy and then put them in the oven for 15 mins. I also made my own breadcrumbs using wholemeal seeded bread. They were delicious!!! In the future I would consider adding some chopped toasted nuts for a bit of crunch.

domingal's picture

Lovely, so quick and cheap too. I added a fresh red chilli to mine for extra kick. Great served with wedges and a salad

jobrett's picture

I love theses, they are so easy and so tasty. I used a lime instead of a lemon and it worked well with the extra zing in it. have also done them with lemon and equally as good.

lizleicester's picture

Had them without the buns and they were fine but improved the following day when the lemon was more detectable.

jennyhw's picture

Made these for tea tonight. They are really good and so easy. I followed the suggestion and fried the onion for a few mins first I also made 8 smaller burgers which cooked fine and did'nt fall apart at all. Great recipe and one I will defo make again.

imorra's picture

Yes, they do remind me of falafels but they are such a healthy and delicious alternative to burgers/frozen veggie burgers! I love them and in order to stay free off cholesterol I only used egg whites. Works just as well.

ainetryan's picture

Made these last night and cooked them on the gas BBQ. Very tasty and held together excellently, which is rare for veggie burgers. Might try next time with a smidgen of grated cheddar in the mix...

rheahardy's picture

These were lovely- and normally i am no fan of the chickpea!! I blended everything together in one and it worked fine. Added a chilli for heat. Smaller burgers worked better than larger ones that seemed to fall apart. Served in wraps with natural yogurt and sweet chilli.

killfrill's picture

Must have been my mistake - but the burgers got completely destroyed in the pan. So I basically found myself with a pan of crumbs :(
Served the few presentable bits with pan fried cherry tomatoes and a fresh mint, yoghurt and mayonnaise dressing. Although the taste wasn't bad at all, I'm SO not making this recipe again...unless someone is revealing me the trick to make these burgers stay together!


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