Chickpea Lentil Burger


For sometime now we have been trying to create a delicious chickpea burger patty. Ever since Sana discovered a delicious version at her university cafe.


After trying different recipes and playing around in the kitchen I think we have come close.


What you need…

400g can chickpeas, drained

1 egg

1/2 red onion, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp cumin

400g can lentils, drained and rinsed

1/2 bunch mint, chopped

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

salt + pepper


Spinach, alfalfa sprouts, avocado, homemade tzatziki (recipe up soon) – to serve.

 What to do…

  • Combine the chickpeas and egg in the bowl of a food processor and purée until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the onion, half the garlic, curry powder, lentils, breadcrumbs and mint (reserving 2 Tbsp). Mix well, season with salt and pepper, then form into patties and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Season the cucumber well, then place in a sieve and set aside for 5 minutes to drain. Mix with the remaining garlic and mint and the yoghurt in a large bowl.
  • Fry the veggie patties in vegetable oil in a large frying pan over a moderate heat for 5 minutes each side, until crispy. Drain on kitchen paper.
  • Arrange avocado slices on the roll bases, then top with lettuce, beetroot, sprouts, a pattie and a yoghurt sauce.