With my busy schedule, I need things like these burgers in my fridge to warm up when I come home from work. Prep is KEY when it comes to maintaining healthy eating habits because let's admit, we're all lazy. When I'm hungry, my stomach screams "Give me food, NOW!" so it's for the best that some chickpea & quinoa burgers are in the fridge and only need to be grilled in a skillet quickly.
The chickpeas and quinoa throw a one, two punch of fiber and protein. Full of flavor and health benefits, these are the type of burgers that will leave your taste buds and digestive system satisfied.
Chickpea & Quinoa Burgers
Servings: 4 burgers
1 can of cooked chickpeas (about 1.5 cups)
1 cup of cooked quinoa
2 tsp of dijon mustard
2 tsp of chopped shallot
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp of dried parsley
~ 1 Tbsp of fresh thyme leaves
1/4 cup of olive oil + a bit more for brushing
3 Tbsp of flax meal (ground flax seed)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Parchment a baking sheet and brush with olive oil.
In a food processor, combine all ingredients (except the quinoa) and process until a paste forms. Be careful not to over process, you still want a bit of texture to the chickpeas. Transfer the mixture over into a medium bowl and fold in the quinoa.
Form the mixture into four patties and place onto the baking sheet. Brush the tops with another light layer of olive oil. Place in the oven for 15 minutes then flip the burgers over and bake for another 10-15 minutes, keep an eye. Once they are golden brown on each side, remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Serve warm or let cool completely and store in the fridge/freezer.
I’m Brittany and this is ME. I’m a health nerd with a sarcastic sense of humor, a smiling/laughter problem, and a niche in the kitchen. I have a passion for fitness and cooking because together they changed my outlook on life. Live for the moment and do what you love: that’s what’s important. I kick a** in Pilates/Barre and the kitchen because it’s what makes me happy, it’s what I’m good at, and I LOVE it.