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Horizontal image of a whole veggie burger with sliced fresh tomatoes and lettuce on a white plate.

Chickpea Veggie Burger

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 burgers 1x


No crumbly veggie burgers here! These spinach-filled chickpea burgers hold together like a dream, and are filled with healthy ingredients.


  • 1/4 small yellow onion 
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas, cooked or canned 
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano 
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed spinach 
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Place onion in a food processor and pulse until chopped into small pieces. 
  3. Add chickpeas, breadcrumbs, flour, egg, sunflower seeds, olive oil, oregano, paprika, and salt to the food processor. Pulse until combined, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed. 
  4. Add spinach and pulse again until well combined. 
  5. Form batter into four patties and place on prepared baking sheet. 
  6. Bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Place canola oil in a medium-sized frying pan and heat over medium-high. Place baked patties in pan and cook 2 minutes per side, or until lightly browned. Or, fire up the grill and crisp up your burgers over the coals instead.
  8. Enjoy immediately. Leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Recipe adapted from The Easy Vegetarian Kitchen by Erin Alderson.

  • Category: Burger
  • Method: Stovetop, Grilling
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Keywords: chickpea, burger, spinach, vegetarian