Mushroom & chickpea burgers

Mushroom & chickpea burgers

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4

High in fibre and low in fat, these veggie burgers with spiced yogurt are the healthy way to enjoy fast food

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal271
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre6g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.13g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 250g chestnut mushroom, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 tbsp medium curry powder
  • zest and juice ½ lemon



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

  • 400g can chickpea, rinsed and drained
  • 85g fresh wholemeal breadcrumb
  • 6 tbsp 0% Greek yogurt
  • pinch ground cumin
  • 2 mixed-grain muffins or rolls, toasted and halved
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • handful rocket leaves



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…


  1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the mushroom, garlic and spring onion for 5 mins. Mix in the curry powder, lemon zest and juice and cook for 2 mins or until mixture looks quite dry. Tip out onto a plate to cool slightly.

  2. Use a potato masher or fork to mash the chickpeas in a bowl, leaving a few chunky pieces. Add the mushroom mix and the crumbs, then shape into 4 patties. Fry in the remaining oil for 3-4 mins on each side until crisp and browned.

  3. Mix the yogurt with the cumin. Place half a muffin on each plate, then spread with the yogurt. Top with the burgers, a few slices of tomato and a little rocket.

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8th Apr, 2013
Added an egg as others suggested - turned out good, will try again.
18th Mar, 2013
I really wanted these to work but my burgers wouldn't hold together and i followed the recipe exactly. i thought the flavour of the mixture was good though.
28th Jul, 2012
Great veggie burgers! I also added an egg to the mixture to bind it, and it held together well (both on the BBQ and in the frying pan). I served them with the cumin yoghurt, mango chutney and lime pickle. Will definitely be making them again.
23rd Jul, 2012
Immense! Perfectly rounded flavour with a lovely warm undertone. Will be making a lot! Did most of the preparation in a blender and turned out fine
19th Jul, 2012
I added juice from the whole lemon and reduced the amount of breadcrumbs to make these stickier, after reading comments about the burgers falling apart. This worked really well. Didn't have quite enough mushrooms, so used half a red pepper which gave it a nice colour variation. Also added dried coriander and a smidge of cumin for extra flavour. Very tasty, lemon works well!
17th Jul, 2012
AMAZING!! Hubby just made these for us & our 2 year old. Slight variation: we used a tsp of chilli flakes (after making our little boys) and, as recommended, an egg to bind the ingredients. He also blended the chickpeas. Served with home made chips and the yogurt dip - heaven!
16th Jul, 2012
The secret I think for anyone whose fell apart is just to leave them in the pan for quite a while as they start to dry out a bit and this makes them stick together better. When there is a lot of oil and the pan is wet, they fall apart. Mine came out ok with an egg and a good mid-week supper with some salad!
6th Jul, 2012
These burgers actually held well together - I myself did add a bit of chilli for some extra spice. They made a really nice dinner and I would make them again. Made some smaller ones for my fiance to take for lunch at work too ^^
20th Jun, 2012
This id the 3rd time I've made this and they have gone down a storm again, I don't use lemon as my partner cant stand it and fewer bread crumbs stop the burgers from just falling apart.
18th Jun, 2012
I wish I'd checked the comments before cooking these straight from the free Good Food app I had downloaded. I now know to add an egg to bind the mixture as mine did indeed fall apart a bit! Very nice though, would definitely make again. I'd probably add some fresh chilli next time as I like my food hot. You could pretty much experiment with any herb or spice really.


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