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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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 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 (60)

sadiem's picture

These are good, very,very good. Followed the recipie exactly and served with salad and natural yoghurt with a little tomato ketchup and harrisa mixed together as a dressing. SO easy to make and they can be frozen so are always on hand when I get the muchies... mmm

fatimamat's picture

Very tasty and easy to make. I followed the recipe but also added parsleyand crushed red pepper. My 12 year old loved them and asked for more. this recipe is definitely a keeper. Thank you!

beanslover's picture

Added a red chilli, covered in breadcrumbs and sesame seeds. V tasty and quick, but found it wet, so will mix without egg next time, and see if that makes it firmer.

babsfazekas's picture

I added tzatziki to the buns and this was tasty, fun and easy to make. However, I don't think frying the burgers in 1 tablespoon olive oil really works that well. It took much longer than 4 mins on each side for them to get crispy, I kept having to add more oil and the sides still remained soft and soggy. Frying them falafel style might work better, or some kind of oven baking/grilling combo might do the trick. Will probably make again and experiment as the final result was really quite tasty. Sweet chilli compliments this well, oddly enough.

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jb5370's picture

Very tasty although I found it a little dry. I did grill rather than fry so perhaps that was why. Added the chopped onion to the blender rather than just to the mix and this worked well. Plenty for four even though it doesn't look like it from the basic ingredients! Filling.

clare66uk's picture

Wow these are good! The coriander tastes great and easy to do. I used a normal onion as I didn't have a red one. yum

klareh101's picture

These were great. They freeze really well, i froze mine before cooking and when required just defrosted them and fried them up. Sweet chilli sauce really complements the flavour of the coriander and lemon.

fairjopug's picture

I loved these!! The only thing i would do differently next time (as i loved the crispy outside) is make them half the size and have 2 in each bun but they are perfectly delicious as they are!

evilkillerturkey's picture

These look lovely, I think you could replace the egg with a flaxegg too and make these babies vegan, just sayin

rachel_r's picture

By the way, I've found that it's best to fry the onions for a bit first, otherwise they taste a bit raw.

rachel_r's picture

I've been looking for a good and easy burger recipe for a while, especially after moving abroad as frozen vegetarian burgers are not available in the shops, and now I love this one. I've made it lots of times now and the recipe is easily doubled, so I can freeze the rest of the burgers. I use ground coriander and it works well. Lovely recipe!

martinique972's picture

Great, went down a treat here in Martinique, easy to prepare and cook.

richielambert's picture

Falafel anyone???

shonagon's picture

Really easy,quick and tasty - a keeper! I spiked the mix with some chopped chilli,parsley and some Ras El Hanout for a Morrocan slant and we had them with home made pitta and salad. Variations are endless,great recipe.

alida66's picture

Excellent, my husband and I loved them, we'll definitely have again.

pammiejay's picture

Who would have thought a burger made from chickpeas could taste so good?! Made as per the recipe in the morning and chilled in the fridge until ready to fry up at teatime. Quick, easy, tasty, cheap and healthy. I'm now a chickpea fan thanks to this recipe and the chicken biryani bake recipe (also from this site). Go chickpeas!

forbairt's picture

Did things a bit differently to the recipe above .. 5 shallots (didn't have a red onion).. 1 large grated carrot ... 2 eggs into the mix as well ..

Ended up with 6 decent sized burgers ... might add a bit of curry powder or chilli the next time to add a little kick :)

VERY tasty :)

analila14's picture

What a wonderful taste! I love the combination of chick peas with coriander and onions. Yummy!

irene5269's picture

I made this recipe for mysef, my husband and our 2 year old daughter and it got a thumbs up all around the table. It's a strange day when my little monkey will clean her plate but clean it she did. As for my husband, he's a total carnivore and talk of anything (shhhhhhh) vegetarian is grounds for sulking. In fact, I had to make an ADDITIONAL meatball dish for his silly self in case he refused the goodness that was the chickpea burger. In the end he ate the meatballs but only after eating TWO chickpea burgers. Yes, he's a piggy. I made the recipe almost exactly as it was written here but I added a tiny bit of curry. Curry finds its way into most my culinary visions, I just can't help myself! It was wonderful and this recipe has now graduated from a little slip of paper to a spot in the COOKBOOK OF ALL THAT IS DELICIOUUUUUSSSSSS! That is the grand name of my favorite cookbook where I store all the best recipes. THAT is how much I liked this one! Yay chickpea & coriander burgers!


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