Recipe Time: Almond And Chickpea Burgers.

5 Aug
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The Attack Of The Veggie Burgers!!!

There are SO MANY ways to make veggie burgers, the options are limitless. Today’s veggie burger is made with almonds and chickpeas and packed with fiber and protein. This recipe makes 4 servings, each serving is 390 calories with 21 grams of (good) fats, 17 grams of protein and an amazing 16 grams of fiber. Once again this veggie burger proves we do not slack on the protein or fiber. This meal should be good to go from start to finish in about 40 minutes. ENJOY!!!!

Almond And Chickpea Burgers.

Ingredients:

– 2 Unpeeled Garlic Cloves.

– 1/2 Cup Slivered Almonds.

– 1 Can Of Chickpeas Rinsed And Drained.

– 1/4 Cup Fresh Chopped Parsley.

– 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin.

– 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Coriander.

– 1 Large Egg Or Egg Replacement. (By Using A Egg Replacement, You Take This Burger From Vegetarian To Vegan)

– 4 Teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

– 1/2 Teaspoon Minced Chipotle Pepper.

– 2 Cups Shredded Romaine Lettuce.

– 1 Beefsteak Tomato Coarsely Chopped.

– 4 Whole Wheat Pitas.

– A Pinch Of Sea Salt.

Directions:

1- In a small pan of boiling water cook garlic for 3 minutes to soften. When it is cool enough to handle, peel and transfer to a large bowl and mash with a fork.

2- Meanwhile in a skillet, toast the almonds by cooking them for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Transfer to a food processor or blender and pulse on and off to grin the almonds into a fine meal be sure you do not turn them into a paste.

3- Add the chickpeas to the garlic and mash it up with a potato masher or a fork until there are no whole chickpeas. Add the almond meal, parsley, cumin, chipotle pepper, coriander and salt, stir to blend.

4- Add the egg and mix well. Shape the mixture into 4 patties. In a large non stick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the patties and cook until they are browned and crisp on the outside and heated all the way through. This should take about 5 minutes per side.

5- Divide half the lettuce and tomato evenly among the bottom halves of pitas, add a burger then top with the remaining lettuce and tomato. Feel free to use hummus as a condiment, I think it may go very well with this burger.

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