Veg-Packed Chickpea Burgers Recipe

Veg-Packed Chickpea Burgers Recipe

Give the kids a delicious dinner that is jam-packed with vegetables with these easy and tasty burgers. The combination of black beans and mushrooms give these burgers a deliciously “meaty” texture and flavour.

Makes: 6 burgers



Veg-Packed Chickpea Burgers Recipe

By: Naomi Sherman

Looking for a delicious dinner option that’s jam-packed with vegetables? These easy and tasty burgers made with black beans and mushrooms are your answer!


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  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for cooking
  • 2 cups chopped portobello mushrooms
  • ¼ cup grated zucchini
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, puréed
  • 1 cup tinned black beans, drained, rinsed & lightly mashed
  • ½ cup broccoli rice
  • ¼ cup grated carrot
  • ½ small onion, finely diced
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • 4 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled & finely chopped
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

  • To Serve
  • Seeded buns
  • Lettuce, chopped
  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • Red onion, finely sliced
    Pickles (optional)


  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the mushrooms until they have nice colour. Sit them aside to cool for 5 mins to allow the moisture to release from the mushrooms, then drain.
  • Place the grated zucchini into a clean cloth and squeeze out over the sink until there are no more juices.
  • In a large mixing bowl, place the mushrooms, grated zucchini, chickpea purée, mashed black beans, broccoli rice, grated carrot and diced onion and stir to combine.
  • Add the breadcrumbs, eggs, Parmesan, parsley, coconut aminos and garlic and mix until everything is well combined. Season to taste.
  • Shape ½ cup of mixture at a time into 6 burgers, using wet hands.
  • Heat a spray of oil in a large non-stick pan and cook the burgers on either side for 3–5 mins, turning very carefully.
  • Serve on a seeded bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickles.
  • Note: Alternatively, you can place the burgers on a small square of baking paper and air fry for 15 minutes at 200ºC.


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Naomi Sherman

Naomi Sherman

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