Chickpea & coriander burgers

Chickpea & coriander burgers

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(65 ratings)

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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jenclews's picture
10th Jan, 2017
I read a lot of the comments before I made these, so adapted the recipe a bit. I cooked the onion in a tiny bit of oil, and added a grated carrot and a chopped fat green chilli. I also swapped 50g of the breadcrumbs for chopped raw nuts for added texture. I also chilled them for a couple of hours before cooking. They were very tasty, much nicer than commercial ones and didn't fall apart when they were cooking. Will make again with more chilli!
23rd Nov, 2016
I've tried a lot of chickpea burger recipes and this is up there as one of the best. My two boys really enjoyed these too. Will definitely make again.
11th Sep, 2016
So simple, quick and delicious! Much nicer than a lot of shop-bought veggie burgers! Will definitely make those again. They held together perfectly too! Yum!
4th Jun, 2016
I thought these were so easy to make. I put everything into the processor. Added some grated carrot after another suggestion and they came out great. I didn't make the hummus I just used sliced tomatoe and a slice of cheese with a whole wheat bun. It made 6 so I've frozen 4. Will use this recipe again.
7th Apr, 2016
This is a great tasty, low fat, cheap meal to make. If your counting the calories you could easily have this burger with a mixed salad instead of a roll. I made six out of the recipe and they kept ok in the fridge for a few days. One tip if you don't have a food processor you can mash the chickpeas fairly easily into a paste and I used a scone mould to make a good shape.
24th Feb, 2016
Had this tonight and really enjoyed them, were more filling than expected. Had made them last night and just kept in the fridge, it may have helped firm them up. Had some feta cheese in fridge so crumbled that through also. Had these on whole meal Pittas instead of rolls but just shaped into burgers then cut into a few wedges when ready and stuffed into pitta with rockets, red onion and a drizzle of sweet chilli sauce. Also had a dip in sour cream which was lovely. Forgot to put the red onion in the burgers but just had on top! Will def make again.
TheEightHours's picture
28th Mar, 2015
We love chickpeas so for a v. different twist we actually baked them in a 'cake' style recipe...
2nd Feb, 2015
I made this recipe twice, once it worked brilliantly (with a hand blender) and once it was still really tasty but went really crumbly (blended in small batches in tiny food processor). Definitely advise blending it all in one go for those of you with full sized food processors! I also added carrots as per previous comments. Uber tasty!
25th Sep, 2014
Tastes great, but mine were a bit crumbly and fell apart. Maybe next time i'll try using another egg to bind it together more :)
MIW_DEAdGIrL's picture
16th Sep, 2014
Made these for a food tech assignment, it was delicious and very easy to work with seeing as the other people in my food group all eat meat. I would definitely recommend this to everyone!


24th Mar, 2015
Probably a silly question, but what are the rules regarding defrosting these? Can I cook them/reheat them from frozen? Also, is it better to freeze them cooked or uncooked?
lolliepop13's picture
27th Sep, 2014
Does it matter what type of bread you use? I need to know for next Thursday. Thanks
goodfoodteam's picture
15th Oct, 2014
Hi there thanks for your question. You can use any bread, normal sliced white works well. 
12th Jul, 2014
Can I use just normal breadcrumbs from a box and not fresh ones?
AdeleTheSmell's picture
30th Jun, 2015
I didn't have enough fresh breadcrumbs so I used some from a box and it worked just as well. It possibly alters the nutritional value, but otherwise I noticed no difference in taste.
AdeleTheSmell's picture
30th Jun, 2015
I've made these twice now and love them. I didn't bother to chop anything, instead I just whizzed up the bread and onion, then added everything else until combined. I coated them in cornmeal (polenta) at the end to give them added crunch.
recipris's picture
14th Aug, 2014
I made a very similar chickpea burger patty but mine was VEGAN! Yay for us vegans. :) Here's the link if you're interested:
AdeleTheSmell's picture
30th Jun, 2015
Thanks for sharing this. I'm a new Veggie planning a transition to Vegan, so it's great to see how I can adapt recipes. Also, I need to apologise, I clicked 'report comment' by accident while trying to "thumb up" *blush*