Spicy Chickpea Burger

Since after my 25th birthday (and having my quarter life crisis meltdown) I’ve embarked on a healthy eating regime. Now before you accuse me of being an imposter or send out a search party to find the ‘real’ me, I can assure you guys and gals, it’s still me!

So my healthy eating regime consists of ‘no bad carbs’ in the evening. So I can still stuff my face with gluten free bread and pasta for either breakfast or lunch but then it’s brown rice, sweet potato and a  bucket load of vegetables, salads, meat for dinner. This probably won’t last long as I’m already craving gluten free pizza and the most ironic thing since being all healthy is that I’ve been struck down a cold which is only best described as the plague – did someone say ‘sods law’?

One of the things I’ve been eating loads since being all healthy is chickpeas! They’re cheap, pretty tasty and can be bashed and mashed into a whole manner of things such as gluten free falafel, chickpea curries, chickpea salads or spicy chickpea burgers!

Ingredients:

 

  • 1/2 Small Red Onion [finely chopped]
  • 2 Garlic Cloves [finely chopped]
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon  of Ground Coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
  • Small tin of Chickpeas [220g]
  • Small handful of Fresh Coriander [optional]
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of Gluten Free Plain flour
  • 1 Egg [beaten]
  • Vegetables to make a salad [optional]
  • Brown Rice  [optional]

Method:

 

  1. Add a little oil in a frying pan over medium heat and fry the Onion and Garlic 
  2. Once the Onion begins to soften, add the Spices [Ground Cumin, Ground Coriander and Cayenne Pepper] and mix it all together with the fried Onion and Garlic 
  3. In a bowl, mash the Chickpeas together with a fork 
  4. Add the Onion, Garlic and Spices with the Chickpeas and mix together 
  5.  With clean hands, mould the Chickpeas into a burger shape, dip into the beaten Egg and then coat in the Gluten Free Flour and put back on the frying pan for a couple of minutes to cook. 
  6. Meanwhile, assemble the Salad with Brown Rice or whatever side you want with you Spicy Chickpea Burger 
  7. Finished!  


One comment

  1. This looks amazing and I will definitely be giving it a try when I’m feeling better. I’m not a great cook at all so I’d be lost without your blog! Perfect recovery food 🙂 x

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