Chickpea Quinoa Burgers

BY : PUBLISHED : January 25th, 2017 UPDATED: October 17th, 2022

From the author, Lauren Bossi: If you’re looking for a delicious dinner in less than 20 minutes, look no further than these Chickpea Quinoa Burgers.

These veggie burgers are so easy and so. darn. tasty! This week, I accidentally made about 6 cups of quinoa so it's been all about trying to incorporate it into any recipe I can. Therefore, I made a bunch of these babies as a part of my meal prep for the week. I use them in my sandwiches, broken up on top of a salad, or even just on their own with some tahini dipping sauce.

This recipe provides an easy base that allows you to mess around with the spices any way you please. Hope you enjoy it!

Chickpea quinoa burger patties on a white counter.

From Plant-Based on a Budget: This insanely delicious Chickpea Quinoa Burgers recipe is absolutely packed with plant-based protein and is super easy to prepare. They are an amazing option for those who are not big fans of black beans or red beans, or who are keen on adding more veggies and plant-based protein to their meals.

Leftover Quinoa

If you have a designated batch cooking day, this Chickpea Quinoa Burgers recipe would be a perfect choice. You can batch cook some quinoa to last you the week and then use some of it for these burgers and keep them in the fridge for one or two week dinners.

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Chickpea Quinoa Burgers

Lauren Bossi
This insanely delicious Chickpea Quinoa Burgers recipe is absolutely packed with plant-based protein and is super easy to prepare.
4.79 from 41 votes
Prep Time 6 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Calories 99 kcal
METHOD Stove
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of warm water
  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup of cooked chickpeas
  • 1 cup of finely processed chopped veggies (I used kale, onions & carrots)
  • ¼ cup of all-purpose flour or flour of choice
  • 1 teaspoon of curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Add the flaxseed meal to a small bowl. Add the water and mix well. Set in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  • In a larger bowl, combine all ingredients to form the burger mixture including your flaxseed meal mixture it’s too dry (depending on which veggies you’re using, you can add a TINY dash of water. You don’t want it to be too wet. If it is too wet and you are unable to easily form patties, add a little bit of flour until you are happy with your mixture. Using a ¼ cup scoop, add your mixture and form your burger patties 
  • Form into 6-8 burgers.
  • In a skillet heated over medium heat, add a drop of cooking oil/spray and cook burgers until each side is golden brown. It should be around 3 minutes per side, 
  • Place the finished burger on your favorite toasted bun, load on the toppings (lettuce, tomato, avocado, hot sauce, etc..), and ENJOY!

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Notes

If you have a designated batch cooking day, this Chickpea Quinoa Burgers recipe would be a perfect choice. You can batch cook some quinoa to last you the week and then use some of it for these burgers and keep them in the fridge for one or two week dinners.

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 80mgPotassium: 158mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 81IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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About Lauren Bossi

My name is Lauren Bossi; I run Track & Field at the University of Hartford in CT. I've got a passion for running and plant-based eats. When I'm not wandering around the aisles of the grocery store I enjoy cooking, baking, photography, pun-writing and tag-saling.

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  1. Tatiana says

    Can I replace the flax seed for something else?

    • Andrea White says

      Hi, we at Plant-Based on a Budget haven't tried out a sub for the flax seeds yet so can't guarantee the results of a sub. But if you end up trying out a sub, please let us know how it turns out 🙂

  2. JoAnn says

    Can these be frozen after cooking and cooling, how long do these last in fridge after cooking? Thank you

  3. JoAnn says

    Do you mash the chickpeas

    • Andrea White says

      Hi! Yes - the chickpeas get mashed throughout the process of forming the patties 🙂

  4. Lavaughn says

    OMG...These were amazing. Reminded me slightly of falafel.

    I seared these in an oil-coated pan for the crispy exterior and topped it with homemade garlic mayo ... so so delicious.

    This is my first attempt ever at making vegan burger patties, and was even able to satisfy my carnivore hubby. Definitely added to my meal planning rotation. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Andrea White says

      Wow! That is so amazing to hear! I can't wait to make these now!

  5. Anne says

    Can these be baked in the oven rather than fried, as I am catering for someone who can't eat fried food

    • Andrea White says

      We haven't tried that out yet but it should work out! Let us know how they turn out if you end up trying them 🙂

    • Beth says

      5 stars
      It is delicious, pretty easy and the flavor hold up several days in the fridge so it is a time saver

      • Andrea White says

        Gotta love the ability to meal prep these!

  6. Patricia says

    5 stars
    This is the 3rd time I'm making them !! They are delicious

    • Andrea White says

      How awesome! So glad you're enjoying them 🙂

  7. Beth says

    5 stars
    It is really tough to find a tasty meat free low salt burger

    This is the one

    • Andrea White says

      It's definitely a great plant-based burger, alright! So glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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