No need for a food processor when you make these ridiculously easy veggie burgers! Just mash chickpeas, hummus, and a handful of other ingredients together and saute for a super tasty, super simple vegan veggie burger.
Chickpea Hummus Vegan Veggie Burgers:
1cuprolled oatsnot quick-cooking
1/3 - 2/3cupprepared classic hummushomemade or store-bought
1/4cupfinely diced yellow onion
2tablespoonsfresh chopped parsleyoptional
1/16teaspoonground red cayenne pepper
1/8teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
4hamburger bunsfor gluten-free, sub your favorite gluten-free buns, brushed with olive oil and toasted
Baby arugulatossed in a bit of lemon juice and olive oil
Harissa mayoMayo stirred with a dollop of spicy Harissa and a squeeze of lemon juice
Add all ingredients except olive oil to a medium bowl, starting with the lesser amount of hummus. Using a fork or potato masher, mix all ingredients together, mashing the chickpeas as you do so (but don't completely mash them - you want to leave a bit of texture). Add more hummus if needed to bind the burgers together. You want the mixture to hold together easily when squeezed, but you don't want it too wet. Because moisture levels in hummus can vary, I suggest starting with less hummus then adding a little more at a time until your mixture holds together when you squeeze it.
Divide the burger mixture into fourths. Using your hands, form four patties about 4 inches in diameter. I like to press my burgers into this 4.5-inch circular cookie cutter for the perfect shape, but it's not necessary at all.
Heat a large saute pan over medium heat. When hot, add the olive oil. When the olive oil is hot, add the burgers, cooking in batches if your pan isn't big enough.
Cook on one side for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown. Flip and cook on the other side for 2-3 more minutes, until browned.
Serve immediately - on a bun with accompaniments, over a salad, or on its own as a quick snack (um not that I've ever done that).