Chickpea Chili Burgers


Prep Time: 25M
Cooking Time: 12M
Serves: 6



  1. Heaping 3/4 cup rolled instant oats (gluten-free if required)
  2. 1 ½ red chilies, deseeded (or ¾ tsp dried chili flakes)
  3. 1 red pepper, roughly sliced into chunks
  4. 1 medium red onion, roughly sliced into chunks
  5. 1 ½ tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  6. 1 tbsp tomato puree
  7. 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  8. 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, drained
  9. ¼ tsp salt and black pepper to taste
  10. 1 x 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained, washed, and rinsed
  11. 2-3 plump garlic cloves
  12. 1 small carrot, peeled and roughly sliced
  13. 1/4 cup fresh coriander/cilantro (or parsley if preferred)
  14. 1 ½ tsp dried mixed herbs
  15. 3 tbsp protein powder (Soy or pea)
  16. 2 tbsp ground chia seed
  17. 1 tbsp sundried tomato paste
  19. Include 4 tbsp of goji berries for a nutrient boost
  20. Spice it up! Curried chickpea burgers
  21. Add 1 tsp of ground coriander
  22. 1 tsp ground cumin
  23. 1tsp, ½ tsp turmeric
  24. Serve burgers with minty yogurt
  25. Try with different pulses. Black beans and cannellini beans also work well.

These chickpea burgers make a great barbecue treat. I love spicing mine up with chilies, but if you are catering for children or those with less spicy palates, you may simply want to omit these.



Hello! I am So from SOBODYUK. I am a gym bunny, healthy food blogger & a geeky scientist! These days my lab is the kitchen! I love creating delicious, healthy, wholefood, clean-eating, nutrition-dense recipes to maximize performance & health. My recipes include paleo, low carb, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free.

Serves: 6
Cooking time: 12 minutes
Prep time: 25 minutes


  • In a food processor or blender, mix together the oats and chickpeas. Pour contents into a large bowl.
  • In the same food processor or blender (no need to wash), add the remaining ingredients and blend. Pour into the bowl containing the oats – chickpea mixture. Mix well.
  • Using your hands, mold the mixture into 5-6 large patties.
  • Chill for 20 minutes or overnight to firm up.
  • Pan fry in a little coconut oil for 7-8 mins, or grill or barbecue for 10-12 mins, turning halfway through to cook both sides.
  • Serve. I love serving mine with guacamole and lots of fresh salad.


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