Protein-Packed Chickpea and Bean Burger

The Protein-Packed Chickpea and Bean Burger is a masterful blend of wholesome ingredients, delivering a burst of flavors and essential nutrients in every bite.

Crafted using a rich amalgamation of chickpeas and beans, this burger is not only protein-dense but also brimming with dietary fiber and essential minerals. The delightful patty, complemented with a bouquet of aromatic spices, offers a crunchy exterior encasing a tender heart.

Served on a whole-grain bun with fresh veggies and a drizzle of tangy sauce, it’s a gastronomic delight that promises both wellness and flavor in equal measure.


For the Patties:

  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans or kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • A handful of fresh cilantro, chopped

For Assembly:

  • 4 whole-grain buns, toasted
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced avocado
  • Your favorite tangy sauce or mayo


Making the Patties:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mash the chickpeas and beans using a potato masher or the back of a fork. A few chunks are fine, but try to get a relatively smooth mixture.
  2. Stir in the breadcrumbs, garlic, red onion, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, and chopped cilantro.
  3. Mix well until everything is combined, then shape the mixture into 4 evenly-sized patties.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Cook the patties for 4-5 minutes per side or until they have a golden, crispy exterior.

Assembling the Burgers:

  1. Spread a dollop of tangy sauce or mayo on the bottom half of each toasted whole-grain bun.
  2. Layer with lettuce, a slice of tomato, and avocado.
  3. Place the chickpea and bean patty on top.
  4. Finish with the other half of the bun.


Serve the Protein-Packed Chickpea and Bean Burger with a side of sweet potato fries or a vibrant green salad for a balanced, fulfilling meal.


  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes

The Protein-Packed Chickpea and Bean Burger is a celebration of health and flavor, an ode to the richness of plant-based ingredients. Every bite delivers a tantalizing blend of spices, the freshness of veggies, and the wholesomeness of legumes. Whether you’re a vegetarian or someone seeking a nutritious alternative to meaty burgers, this dish offers a delectable treat that doesn’t compromise on taste.

Dive into this flavorful adventure and relish the delightful symphony of ingredients, bound together in perfect harmony!