Chic Chickpeas

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This healthy, vegetarian burger recipe will leave you wanting more, it’s that delicious. With a good blender on hand, it’s easy to make. Make extra tahini sauce –the flavors come together nicely when they sit in the fridge for a day or two and it works perfectly as a healthier alternative to bottled salad dressings for dipping your veggies in.

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Chickpea Burgers & Tahini Sauce

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Inspired by falafel and lightly sauced with a nutty yogurt sauce, this easy vegetarian burger option is delicious fried, baked or grilled. Pile it high with vegetables like lettuce, tomato and onion for sandwich everyone at the table can get behind.

Servings: 4 (202 G )

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • Chickpea Burgers
  • 1 19-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
  • 4 scallions, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 6-1/2-inch whole-wheat pitas, halved and warmed, if desired
  • Tahini Sauce
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. To prepare burgers: Place chickpeas, scallions, egg, flour, oregano, cumin and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor. Pulse, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides, until a coarse mixture forms that holds together when pressed. (The mixture will be moist.) Form into 4 patties.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties and cook until golden and beginning to crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Carefully flip and cook until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes more.
  3. To prepare sauce and; serve: Meanwhile, combine yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, parsley and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Divide the patties among the pitas and serve with the sauce.