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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Veggie Chickpea Burgers with Tahini Sauce recipe

Note from Miriam:
These are yummy! I used less cayenne pepper than recipe calls for and they were still a little spicy. Use it according to your tolerance for spice.

God's Garden of Eden
Chickpea Burgers with Tahini Sauce

(delicious♥ you don't have to be a vegetarian or vegan to enjoy these ultra-YUMMY, ultra-nutritious, low-fat burgers):

Ingredients
1 15-ounce can chickpeas (or 1 1/2 cups cooked), drained and rinsed
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons tahini
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup plain bread crumbs
4 buns or pita pockets

Instructions
♥Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
♥Pulse the chickpeas in a food processor until thick and pasty. (You may mash them by hand, but it is a little more labor- intensive and time- consuming.) Transfer to a medium- size bowl.
♥To the bowl, add the onion, garlic, parsley, tahini, cumin, coriander, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and baking powder. Slowly add the bread crumbs until the mixture holds together. Add more bread crumbs, as needed. Shape into patties.
♥Place on a nonstick cookie sheet and bake for 10–12 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom. Using a spatula, flip each patty over, and cook for 10–12 minutes more until the other side is golden brown. Remove from the oven. Alternatively, you may fry the patties with a little oil in a pan on the stovetop.
♥While the burgers are cooking, make the tahini sauce, below.
♥Notes: If your chickpeas seem too dry to form a paste, try adding water by the tablespoon until they become more “sticky.” If your burgers still don’t hold together, try pulsing the mixture a few times in the food processor.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s) | Cooking time: 25 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

Nutrition Facts
Nutrition (per serving, burger only, no bun or sauce): 101 calories, 22 calories from fat, 2.7g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 384.6mg sodium, 148.1mg potassium, 16.5g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, <1g sugar, 3.7g protein, 2.9 points.

L♥ve & Thanks♥: FatFreeVegan.com, and
Compassionate Cooks / Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Vegan Chef
(Colleen Patrick-Goudreau "The 30-Day Vegan Challenge") — with Hasiya Aminu, Ajiri Kode, Secondi Vwaire, Petra Akpesiri Salubi and Idollo Godswill at God's Garden Of Eden.

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