These bright veggie burgers are a delicious way to celebrate summer squash season. They are made from a hearty mix of chickpeas and zucchini and are seasoned with garlic, black pepper, and turmeric. Top these moist patties with a dollop of vegan mayonnaise or a drizzle of Sriracha for some added heat.

Chickpea and Zucchini Burgers [Vegan]

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Serves

4-5

Cooking Time

30

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 6 thick leek slices
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • A small handful of soaked walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds
  • Black pepper
  • Sea salt
  • 1 large zucchini, finely grated
  • 1 heaped tablespoon rice flour

Preparation

  1. Finely grate the zucchini and place in a big bowl.
  2. Place the chickpeas, garlic, leek, walnuts, flax seeds, and turmeric with sea salt and black pepper into a food processor. Process well. Scrape the sides with a spoon and process again.
  3. Pour this mixture in with the zucchini. Mix well with a spoon or your hands. Add rice flour and mix again. Now, depending on how much liquid you got from the summer squash, you might want to add a few tablespoons of water or plant-based milk.
  4. Take a baking tray and cover it with parchment paper. One heaped tablespoon of batter at a time, form a nice patty and place it on the baking sheet.
  5. Heat oven to 375°F and bake for 25-30 minutes. They firm up as they cool down.

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  1. these are not burgers…they are SANDWICHES as they contain vegan PATTIES on them. End the use of necrovoristic terminology when describing something that is devoid of meat or “burger”.

    1. The definition of meat doesn’t just mean animal flesh. Just because people only know the one definition doesn’t makes it’s use incorrect. Merriam-Webster states the definition of meat as: the flesh of an animal used as food : a type of meat : the part of something (such as a nut) that can be eaten : food; especially solid food as distinguished from drink : the edible part of something as distinguished from its covering (as a husk or shell).

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