When it comes to burgers, it's all about the spice. Made from yellow pumpkin, earthy chickpeas and a mixture of warming spices, these burgers are the perfect combo for your barbeque, a game night dinner, or just for that cozy get-together with your friends. Try them with different toppings like greens, pickles, tomatoes, and your favorite sauce.

Curried Pumpkin and Chickpea Burgers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]







  • 1 cup grated yellow pumpkin
  • 1 14-ounce can chickpeas
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 flax eggs (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed, plus 3 tablespoons water per egg)
  • 4 tablespoons brown rice flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 390°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Peel and grate the pumpkin. Transfer to a fine-mesh strainer and press out as much excess liquid as possible. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. In a food processor fitted with an "S"-blade, blend the rinsed chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic cloves, and all the spices until an even paste comes out.
  4. In a large bowl mix the grated pumpkin with the chickpea mixture, flax eggs, and brown rice flour. Stir well to combine. Add a bit more flour if the batter comes out too wet.
  5. Form the batter into 9 even-sized balls and flatten until about 3/4-inch thick patties.
  6. Bake for about 30-35 minutes and remove from the oven.

Nutritional Information

Per patty: Calories: 97 | Carbs: 14 g | Fat: 3 g | Protein: 4 g | Sodium: 69 mg | Sugar: 2 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.