It’s no secret I love hummus: I eat it with bread, veggies, sun-dried tomatoes, potatoes…everything really. I could easily make a whole meal out of it.
I’m the first one to admit though that eating only hummus doesn’t exactly scream fancy meal; so I set out to find a decent substitute for my hummus-y cravings and came across many chickpea burgers. I was immediately appealed by them, and decided to try making my own, because, really, where’s the fun in following a recipe step-by-step? ;) You wouldn’t discover the magical land of burning coconut oil, paper-thin cookies, cake-y cookies, bitter hummus….the list could go on and on!
But let’s get back on track.
makes 3 patties
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/8 cup sunflower seeds
1 15 oz chickpea can
1 garlic cloves
1/4 cup parsley packed ( I used frozen parsley)
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
dash of pepper and paprika
Grate the carrot, dice onion and mince garlic.
Add all the ingredients in a food processor and process. If you prefer a chunkier texture process only half of the oats and sunflower seeds and add the rest whole.
Form patties with your hands. The mixture is a bit sticky, so using a bit of flour to coat the patties is a good idea.
Cook on medium for 5 minutes circa on each side until golden brown.
It tastes awesome with mustard, I think.
Nothing beats a burger on home-made bread!