These Cheesy Veggie Chickpea Burgers are easy to prepare and taste amazing!!

Cheesy Veggie Chickpea Burgers - easy to prepare and taste amazing!! Coated in breadcrumbs and lightly fried until crisp. Meat free and easy to make ahead!

Can you believe this started out as an amaretti biscuit recipe?

I kid you not.

I was experimenting with my amaretti recipe to make a vegan version using aquafaba. Don’t ask me why, I’m not vegan, I just thought it would be fun (plus my friend Lucy from Super Golden Bakes recently made some gorgeous aquafaba macaroons – which tempted me further).

Aquafaba, if you’ve never heard of it, is the cooking liquid from legume seeds – such as chickpeas. You can use it to replace egg whites in certain recipes. The liquid from tinned chickpeas can also be used, so I gave it a go (3 tbsp of liquid to replace 1 egg white), and the amaretti were delicious!

Unfortunately they also spread, to look like large, thin cookies, instead of proper amaretti! Maybe I should have tried reducing the aquafaba in a pan first like Lucy did. That’s an experiment for another day.

So I was left with a tin chickpeas, and nothing prepared for dinner.

Cheesy Veggie Chickpea Burgers - easy to prepare and taste amazing!! Coated in breadcrumbs and lightly fried until crisp. Meat free and easy to make ahead!

A total risky move (considering my struggles to get Chris to eat any vegetarian meals without feeling like he’s missing out), but I figured the addition of veggies, cheese and a lovely crispy coating would sell my chickpea burgers to the family. I ended up going full on with the toppings too – making it Mexican themed with avocado, red onion, tomatoes, chilli sauce and soured cream.

Cheesy Veggie Chickpea Burgers - easy to prepare and taste amazing!! Coated in breadcrumbs and lightly fried until crisp. Meat free and easy to make ahead!

It was soooo good.
My daughter – who when I told her we were having chickpea burgers for tea responded with ‘euuugggh sick-peas?’ – even scoffed the lot!

Definitely a new veggie meal for the recipe rotation!

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The Cheesy Veggie Chickpea Burgers Recipe:

5 from 3 votes

Cheesy Veggie Chickpea Burgers

Cheesy Veggie Chickpea Burgers - easy to prepare and taste amazing!! Coated in breadcrumbs and lightly fried until crisp. Meat free and easy to make ahead!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: British


  • 10 sugar snap peas/snow peas chopped finely
  • 75 g (2.6 oz) broccoli florets only (stalks removed) - chopped finely
  • 400 g (14 oz) tin chickpeas drained
  • 1 tsp cajun spice
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 150 g (1 1/3 cups) grated mature cheddar cheese
  • 60 g (1/2 cup) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 100 g (2 cups) Panko or homemade breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) vegetable oil


  • 4 brioche buns sliced in half and toasted
  • large handful of salad leaves
  • ¼ of a red onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado de-stoned and sliced
  • 6 cherry/grape tomatoes sliced
  • 4 tbsp soured cream
  • 4 tsp sweet chilli sauce
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  • Steam or boil the sugarsnap peas and broccoli for 2 minutes, to soften slightly (they should cook quickly if they're chopped finely). Alternatively, cover with 1 tsp of water and microwave for one minute. Drain and put to one side.
    10 sugar snap peas/snow peas, 75 g (2.6 oz) broccoli
  • Place the chickpeas in a food processor and pulse a few times until you have a lumpy paste (I like it with a bit of texture). Transfer to a bowl and mix in the sugarsnap peas, broccoli, cajun spice, garlic salt, salt, pepper and cheddar. Stir with a spoon.
    400 g (14 oz) tin chickpeas, 1 tsp cajun spice, ½ tsp garlic salt, pinch of salt, pinch of pepper, 150 g (1 1/3 cups) grated mature cheddar cheese
  • Place flour, beaten egg, and panko in three separate shallow bowls. Stir the paprika into the bowl with the panko.
    60 g (1/2 cup) plain (all-purpose) flour, 2 eggs, 100 g (2 cups) Panko or homemade breadcrumbs, 1 tsp paprika
  • Split the chickpea mixture into four portions and shape into four patties. Coat each pattie first in the flour, then the egg (make sure it's fully covered), then in the breadcrumbs.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan or skillet over a medium-high heat and fry the burgers for 3-4 minutes each side) until golden and crispy.
    120 ml (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
  • Assemble the burgers by placing salad leaves and red onion the base, followed by the burger, then topped with the sliced avocado, sliced tomato, soured cream and chilli sauce. Add the top half of the bun and serve.
    4 brioche buns, large handful of salad leaves, 1/4 of a red onion, 1 avocado, 6 cherry/grape tomatoes, 4 tbsp soured cream, 4 tsp sweet chilli sauce


You can make and coat the burgers in advance, then cover and chill them for up to a day. Cook from chilled, but lower the heat to medium and cook for 1-2 minutes longer (so they're hot right through to the middle).
Nutritional Information is per serving. *Note* I've calculated for 90ml (1/3 cup) of vegetable oil, not the stated amount of 120ml (1/2 cup) as some oil will be left in the pan after frying.


Calories: 855kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 1261mg | Potassium: 720mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1490IU | Vitamin C: 30.1mg | Calcium: 463mg | Iron: 5.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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    awesome one

  2. JyothiMcminn says:

    The calorie content for the chickpea us very high …do check it again.for one serving it’s 877is way too high.

    1. Chris Corbishley says:

      Hi There,

      This is approximate based on a calorie counting app and includes the brioche bun and Avocado.

      If you wanted to check this out for yourself with your ingredients you can always use something like MyFitnessPal or other similar cal counter.


      Chris & Nicky

  3. Tariqizharkhan says:

    5 stars
    Just great. Keep it up, though no need to tell, latest one is always better than the previous one.

  4. Steve says:

    5 stars
    I know I’m going against a trend here, but I don’t like avocado, so this meat free burger looks delicious, but minus the avo. Love chickpeas though!

  5. Kristen says:

    5 stars
    These were amazing!! Instead of cooking them on the stove, we cooked them in the oven. They are to die for! We doubled the recipe so we had even more 🙂

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Woohoo! So glad you liked them Kristen. I’ll have to try cooking them in the oven!

  6. karyld2016 says:

    I absolutely love chickpeas, but never thought to make them into a burger! This looks so fabulous, I definitely have to try it

  7. Severien says:

    I must try these! I have had my eye on them for a while.

  8. Lucy Robertson says:

    Tastes good. Its really easy to prepare. post some more. bingo

  9. lepetitchef says:

    WOW. These look absolutely mouthwatering!

  10. Steph says:

    We had these last night…delicious….hubby even said he might prefer these to meat burgers……never thought I’d hear him say that about “sick” peas in a million years. Even teenage daughter gave them a 8/10, & for a teenager, that’s an impressive score!!