Healthy Recipes: Zucchini Chickpea Veggie Burger
Ok, so I will tell you straight out, I’m all for healthy recipes but I have been afraid of using a veggie burger recipe for the last few years. When someone says veggie burger, I think Boca burger. Remember those frozen burgers you used to be able to buy in the box in the hot dog section? I don’t know if they still make them, but back in the day my husband and I really enjoyed them. Maybe because we had to, being young and having no money to spend on real hamburgers.
So I keep hearing about veggie burgers and have completely avoided them. I’ve been like, oh yeah, veggie burgers, of course. Meanwhile thinking to myself, “Hell yeah if I will make those things again!” I’m not sure what sparked the epiphany, but I finally realized that veggie burgers are made with real veggie and BEANS – my favorite thing in the world! Duh!
Zucchini Veggie Burger Recipe
These burgers came out so good my kids gobbled them up without asking twice!
After sautéeing the zucchini, onion and garlic, mix the chickpeas and corn in a food processor until it becomes a paste. Then add to the sauté and mix, with the parsley and seasoning.
Stir in the cornmeal (I actually used semolina flour!) until mixed and then transfer to a bowl.
It’s best if you let the mixture sit for a little bit, maybe about 10 minutes. Then after forming patties, let them sit again. I never, ever get to do this. Maybe making them before the witching hour would help them form into patties a bit easier. Mine were more like falafel when I dropped the batter into the pan, so I just let it cook for a few minutes, then flattened and flipped. Still awesome.
Definitely serve the burgers with some fresh veggies on top like spinach and tomatoes and cucumbers.
The kids raved about the homemade ranch dressing. It’s funny they really don’t like the kind in the bottle but can’t get enough of the homemade kind. Recipe below!
One Pot Chicken Risotto
Lentil Spinach Soup
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