Chickpea Burgers Recipe

These chickpea burgers are the best meat-free burger you’ll have on your barbecue all summer!

For those of you who are plant-based or even just looking to reduce your overall meat consumption, these chickpea burgers are a fabulous replacement for a traditional meat-based burger.

A straight on shot of one of these Clean Eating Chickpea Burgers shows the burger with a glass of red iced tea in a stemless wine glass sitting behind it and a red and white checkered napkin sitting to the right side of the burger.

These delicious patties are easy to make with a food processor and can be frozen for quick and easy access during a busy week. You can throw these on the grill frozen, and they won’t leave you with a mushy mess in the middle like some meatless burgers. Because who wants mush in their burger? Am I right?

Why You Want To Make These Chickpea Burgers

  • An excellent plant-based alternative to meat-based burgers.
  • Easy to cook on the grill
  • They freeze well for up to 4 months if wrapped well.
  • Can also be cooked in a skillet or baked in the oven.
  • Never mushy in the middle.
  • Won’t fall apart during cooking.
  • An excellent flavor you can taste before you even cook the finished patties! (Because you know you’ll try the mix in your processor. I sure did!)

Why Go Plant-Based?

Despite all the hoopla around low-carb diets at the moment, there is overwhelming scientific proof that a plant-based diet is an incredibly healthy approach to nutrition. While holes can be found in any study, the combined results of all these plant-based studies make it pretty hard to ignore the fact that including more plants in your eating plan is never a bad idea.

These burger patties are filled with fiber, protein, and plenty of vitamins and minerals.

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Clean Eating Chickpea Burgers Recipe

Chickpea Burgers

A delicious, plant based alternative for your next barbecue!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 294kcal


  • 3 tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 6 tbsp. water
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (canned, rinsed and drained, or home cooked)
  • ½ cup minced red onion
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup whole grain bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp. chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. tamari


  • Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it’s about half way to a smooth mush. You want some smooth mush and some chunks, like this:
    Clean Eating Chickpea Burgers Recipe
  • Measure ½ cup scoops and form them into patties.
  • You can freeze them now by freezing them flat on a cookie sheet and then transferring to a food storage container, or you can continue and cook them.
  • To take them, preheat the oven to 400 F. and bake for 20-30 minutes.
  • You can also grill them or fry them. Whichever you prefer.
  • Build your burger and enjoy!


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1patty | Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 514mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 7.9mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 5.5mg

Recipe from the Gracious Pantry® archives, originally posted 6/17/18.

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  1. Anne Hachey says:

    now this sounds like a great recipe to do with chickpeas.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Anne – Yes! They were wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Cheryl DeKoevend says:

    Hi Tiffany.
    I just found your blog. I want to try everything! For these chickpea burgers I am trying to go low carb. Is there a substitute for the breadcrumbs?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Cheryl – Welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚ You could try substituting some almond flour, but keep in mind that the break crumbs help soak up a bit of moisture. So your burgers may be a bit more likely to fall apart. Worth a shot though! Maybe make the burger mix and then pull a little bit out to experiment with first before adding it to the entire batch. Let me know how it turns out! ๐Ÿ™‚