Chickpea burgers with dried tomatoes

Chickpea burgers with dried tomatoes

Craving for a burger but do not want to eat meat? Try chickpea burgers with dried tomatoes. It’s a vegetarian recipe that even children will love.It’s simple, tasty and nutritious. You can use leftover chickpeas or boil on purpose.

Let’s thank Mirna for this recipe. She also has a blog which you can find here.

Serves 4

Ingredients

Chickpea 1/2 cup (or 1 can of chickpeas)

Boiled and mashed potato 1 (or 2 small ones)

Sun dried tomatoes in oil 4 (4 half dried tomatoes)

Stale bread made with whole wheat*, 1/4 cup

Bread crumbs ½ cup

Extra virgin olive oil 2/3 teaspoons

Bicarbonate ½ teaspoon

Salt and Pepper

1 egg -optional

Grated Parmigiano cheese – optional – 2 teaspoons

Procedure

Soak chickpeas, then wash and boil with 2/3 cups water. Add bicarbonate. Boil until cooked and add salt just a few minutes before they’re ready. Make sure to drain well after cooking. If you use canned chickpeas, skip this step.

Drop your stale whole wheat bread into your food processor and mix well. Add chickpeas, mashed potatoes and dried tomatoes, mix again. Optional: add 1 egg and Parmigiano cheese.

Make a uniform and elastic dough. Drop it into a bowl. Tear off some apricot-sized dough and form into small balls or shape as you like (the smaller they are, the sooner you cook them) . Then, press the croquettes first into the flour, then into the breadcrumbs.

Warm a non-stick pan and grease with extra-virigin oil (you do not have to fry them!). Cook on both sides, then serve. They’re delicious.

Some tips:

*stale rye bread is perfect.

* you can prepare your “chickpea” dough in advance and store in your fridge.

Background music: Feeling good”, by Muse, great live version here.

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