More and more often burgers are associated not only with meat but also with vegetables. Since an increasing amount of people are trying to live healthier and avoid meat in their menu, vegetarian and vegan burgers are very popular. Sometimes, these kind of burgers are often tastier than those made with meat.
The flavour of the vegetable burgers depends on the ingredients used. Sauces play a huge role here as well. The burger patty can be made from a mixture of vegetables, tofu cheese, beans or chickpeas. Chickpeas are also the main ingredient of the burgers in the below recipe.
Ingredients for chickpea burgers.
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of caraway powder
- 550 g canned chickpea
- 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
- 3/4 teaspoon of salt
- black pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon of fresh oregano
- a pinch of chili flakes
- 100 ml chickpea brine
- 4 tablespoons of gluten-free oat flour
- burger buns
- 500 g plums
- 1 small chili pepper
- 5 tablespoons of light brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1 big clove of garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of sweet paprika powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of spicy paprika powder
Additionally: arugula salad
How to make chickpea burgers with plum sauce.
Burger patties: put chickpeas into a blender, add the brine, lemon juice, cumin, fresh oregano leaves, salt, a pinch of pepper, a pinch of dried chili flakes and gluten-free flour. Blend all of it into a homogeneous mass. Brush your hands with oil and form 4-5 centimetre big balls from the burger mix. Gently flatten each ball on the palm of your hand. Place the burger patties on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, then put them in an oven preheated to 190 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn the burger patties over and continue baking for another 20 minutes.
Plum sauce: wash the plums, remove the stones and cut each plum into small pieces. Put them in a pot and add finely sliced chili, red wine, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, mashed garlic, cinnamon, salt, sweet and hot paprika. Simmer over a very low heat, stirring occasionally, until the plums are tender. When the sauce is ready, you can blend it, but it is not a must.
Cut the burger buns lengthwise. Place a handful of rocket salad, chickpea patty and the plum sauce on top of each of the bottom halves. Cover with the other half of the bun.
Good to know when making chickpea burger with plum sauce.
If you don’t like overly spicy dishes, don’t add chili pepper to your plum sauce.
The buns can be gently grilled before you put the burger patties on them.
Do you like burgers made from vegetables? If so, try our recipe for Celeriac burgers.