Easy Curry Chickpea Burgers | Vegan Eats
By Priscilla Castro

Whether you’re a vegetarian or vegan, or whether you’re just looking to switch things up, sometimes you just need a good hearty veggie burger. This curried chickpea burger is bursting with flavor and packs a swift curry-spiced kick! Easily devourable on its own, or sandwich it in a bun with some rich avocado and Liv's own special “Secret Sauce”.

Patties:

355 mL canned chickpeas

30 mL drained chickpea liquid (aquafaba)

120 mL green lentils

¼ of a fresh red bell pepper, chopped

15 mL mild or hot curry powder

10 mL nutritional yeast

5 mL olive oil

5 mL lemon juice

Pinch of salt

Pinch of pepper

1.5 mL garlic powder

60 mL packed chopped cilantro

60 mL finely chopped red onion

44 mL quinoa flour

Secret Sauce:

120 mL vegan mayo

15 mL hot sauce (sriracha)

5 mL lime juice

30 mL cilantro, fine chopped   

Toppings:

Avocado

Lettuce

Tomato

Toasted buns or bunless

STEP 1: First, drain your chickpeas, but keep the liquid – this is called “aquafaba”, and we’ll be using it in our recipe. Rinse the chickpeas and pat them dry.STEP 2:  Next, add the chickpeas to the food processor. Add the aquafaba (it will serve as a binding agent for the burgers).

STEP 3: Drain and rinse the lentils, and add to the processor. Follow up with the dry ingredients: curry powder, lime juice, nutritional yeast, quinoa flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Pulse it until it’s smooth and blended – it should have an almost creamy texture.

STEP 4: Once it’s smooth, add the chopped red peppers, red onion, and cilantro. Pulse slightly, but don’t blend – we want it to stay a little chunky.

STEP 5: Let’s make the patties! Take a handful of the mixture and roll it into a ball with your hands.

STEP 6: Add it to a heated and oiled pan, and use a spatula to flatten it slightly to form the patty shape. Cook about 6 minutes on each side.

STEP 7: Let’s make our secret sauce: in a mixing bowl, add your vegan mayo, lime juice, hot sauce, and cilantro. Whisk thoroughly.

STEP 8: Let’s give it a taste! We added ours to a bun with lettuce, tomato, and avocado, but you can try it bun-less, in a lettuce wrap, or on a sweet potato. Don’t forget the secret sauce!

These nutrient-packed burgers are sure to impress at your family BBQ or summer rooftop party!

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Priscilla Castro

As a creative, you can often hear Priscilla say "I can make that!" This Los Angeles native has let her creative guide wear many hats in her career, as a writer, strategist, photographer, and DIYer, especially when it comes to fun projects for her mini-schnazuer Ellie and her room. When she's not creating, you can find her at a local show or taking a weekend roadtrip away from the city.

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