This Chickpea Burger is wildly good. It’s heavily spiced, with amazing texture coming from the addition of cottage cheese. Packed with energy and flavour, this Chickpea Burger is likely to land itself in your weekly meal rotation. Easy to make, cheap, and delicious. What’s not to like?

Herb Chickpea Burger

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Ready in 25 minutes
Servings 8



  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup full fat cottage cheese
  • zest of a lemon
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • ¼ cup rice flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Burger Sauce

  • 1 dill pickle diced
  • 10 capers minced
  • ½ tsp grainy mustard
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper

Add ons

  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Arugula


  • Drain & rinse chickpeas then pulse them in a food processor. Do not over-blend. You want the chickpeas to remain chunky and not form into a paste.
  • In a large bowl mix all of the burger ingredients together until everything is combined. Form into burger patties. If you want to be fancy, use ring molds…but they are totally unnecessary.
  • Let the formed burgers sit in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a well-oiled pan over medium high heat and then place the burgers onto the pan. Fry on both sides until a deep brown crust is formed.
  • While the burgers are frying mix together the burger sauce and slice the tomatoes.
  • Once burgers are done frying, assemble and enjoy!

Andy’s Notes

Healthy Chickpea Burger

Here are a couple of quick tips on nailing this burger:
  1. Don’t over-blend the chickpeas. I place the drained chickpeas into a food processor and pulse. You want there to still be chunks as this adds to the texture. Don’t have a food processor? Use a potato masher or a fork to mash them up.
  2. Use a hot pan. Oil a pan and place over medium-high heat. Fry the burgers until they form a really nice crust. Not only is the crust delicious, but it also provides more structure to the whole burger.
  3. Feel free to use spices that you have on hand. Don’t worry too much about using the exact spice blend if you are missing something. Get creative!
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