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!
Course Dinner
Cuisine British
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Author Nicky Corbishley

Ingredients

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

Toppings:

  • 4 brioche buns sliced in half and toasted
  • Large handful of salad leaves
  • 1/4 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place flour, beaten egg, and panko in three separate shallow bowls. Stir the paprika into the bowl with the panko.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Notes

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).
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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.

Nutritional Information

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
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