recipe

Crispy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside—these veggie patties might just become your new favorite burger!

safety
  • Uses a knife
  • Uses the stovetop
difficulty
  • Intermediate
time
  • 30 minutes
yield
  • Serves 2

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Prepare Ingredients

1
(15-ounce) can chickpeas
1
large egg
2 tablespoons
plain Greek yogurt, plus extra for serving
2 teaspoons plus 2 teaspoons
extra-­virgin olive oil, measured separately
½ teaspoon
curry powder
⅛ teaspoon
salt
Pinch
pepper
⅓ cup
panko bread crumbs
3
scallions, sliced thin
2
leaves lettuce
2
hamburger buns

Gather Cooking Equipment

Colander
Can opener
¾-­cup dry measuring cup
Medium bowl
Whisk
Food processor
Rubber spatula
Ruler
10-­inch nonstick skillet
Spatula
1
 
1
(15-­ounce) can chickpeas

Set colander in sink. Open can of chickpeas and pour into colander. Rinse chickpeas with cold water and shake colander to drain well. Measure out ¾ cup chickpeas; reserve remaining chickpeas for another use.

 
2
 
1
large egg
2 tablespoons
plain Greek yogurt, plus extra for serving
2 teaspoons
extra-virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon
curry powder
⅛ teaspoon
salt
Pinch
pepper

In medium bowl, whisk egg, yogurt, 2 teaspoons oil, curry powder, salt, and pepper until well combined.

 
3
 
¾ cup
chickpeas
⅓ cup
panko bread crumbs
3
scallions, sliced thin

Place ¾ cup chickpeas, panko, and scallions in food processor. Lock lid in place. Hold down pulse button for 1 second, then release. Repeat until ingredients are roughly chopped with some large pieces remaining, 5 to 8 pulses.

Process the chickpea mixture just until there are some finely chopped chickpeas (to help the patties hold together) and some larger pieces (for a satisfying texture). Do not overprocess the mixture, or the burgers will have a mushy texture.

 
4
 

Remove lid and carefully remove food processor blade (ask an adult for help). Transfer chickpea mixture to bowl with egg mixture. Use rubber spatula to gently stir ingredients until just combined.

 
5
 

Use your hands to divide chickpea mixture into 2 lightly packed balls. Gently flatten each ball into circle that measures 4 inches across.

 
6
 
2 teaspoons
extra-virgin olive oil

Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to 10-­inch nonstick skillet and swirl skillet to coat evenly with oil. Place patties in skillet and cook over medium heat until well browned on first side, 4 to 6 minutes. Use spatula to gently flip patties (ask an adult for help). Cook until well browned on second side, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn off heat.

 
7
 
2
leaves lettuce
2
hamburger buns

Put 1 lettuce leaf inside each bun. Use spatula to slide burgers into buns. Serve with more yogurt (for dipping or spreading inside buns) if you like.