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Chickpea Burgers

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.

Oh, wait.

I have.

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.

Chickpea Burgers

makes 3 patties

1/4 cup rolled oats

1/8 cup sunflower seeds

1 15 oz chickpea can

1 carrot

1 onion 

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!



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The cold front has finally hit Milan! I wasn’t completely prepared for it, so I suffered a bit, but tomorrow I’ll take out and finally use my super-cute hat I bought at Forever 21!

I especially love it worn like this


But! I’m here to talk burger patties, and that I shall do!

I love bean burgers: they almost always turn out awesome with little effort.

Except if you use lentils…terrible idea, they don’t bind at all.

Anyways, I was recently on the search for a recipe that had a more complex taste to it; I stumbled upon this recipe that featured adzuki beans and sun dried tomatoes burgers and instantly knew that was the combination I was looking for. And since I had a ton of potatoes that needed to go, I thought it would be fun to incorporate those as well!

The final result? excellent!

Potato Adzuki Patties with Sundried Tomatoes

makes aprox 7-8 large patties

1 1/2 cup dried adzuki beans

3 1/2 cup diced potatoes

1 onion

2-3 garlic cloves

1 1/2 tsp olive oil

19 sun-dried tomato halves, chopped

1 tbsp oregano

1/8 tsp black pepper

1/8 tsp paprika

2 tbsp +  1/8 tsp salt

Bread crumbs

Cook the adzuki beans in boiling water for 1 hour or until tender. Cook the potatoes in salty water ( use the 2 tbsp) for aprox 30 minutes or until tender.

Chop the onion and mince the garlic, place in a pan with the oil and sauté for 5-10 minutes on low until tender and translucent.

When beans and potatoes are ready drain and place in mixing bowl.

Mash with potato masher or fork, add onion and garlic, chopped tomatoes and spices.

fill a dish with bread crumbs, form patties with your hands and cover them with the crumbs.

You can now choose between two cooking methods:

1. Cook in oven: set oven to broil on 350 F. Place patties on parchment paper and cook in the oven as close as you can to the oven top for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, flipping them halfway.

2. Cook on stove: cook in an oiled pan for 5-7 minutes on medium or until golden brown flipping halfway.

As most other bean burgers these are very delicate, so be careful flipping them, unless you don’t mind a crumbled one…they all end up like that anyways 😉

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