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Chickpeas Burgers with Whipped Feta Spread
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
If you are looking for a satisfying and filling plant-based burger, look no further! These chickpea burgers are packed with protein and full of flavor. The whipped feta spread adds a bright burst of flavor too. Served on mini naan or pita breads, these burgers are delicious and so satisfying.
Course: Entrées, Sandwiches
Cuisine: American, Middle Eastern
Keyword: Vegetarian, Lunch, Sandwiches
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 706 kcal
  • Olive oil
  • 5 ounces cremini mushrooms chopped
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 2 scallions minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • cups cooked chickpeas 14-ounce can
  • cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or tahini
  • 1 egg
For Serving:
  • Naan bread flat rolls, pita bread or hamburger buns
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Tomato slices
Whipped Feta Spread:
  • 4 ounces feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drizzle with olive oil and add the mushrooms, carrots and scallions and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in the cumin, smoked paprika and salt. Season with freshly ground black pepper. Sauté for another minute and then set aside to cool.
  2. Place the chickpeas in a food processor and pulse a few times until the chickpeas start to crumble. Add the mushroom mixture, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise (or tahini) and the egg. Pulse a few more times until mixture is in coarse crumbles and comes together - the mixture should still be chunky.
  3. Shape the mixture into four patties and chill for at least 30 minutes or place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  4. To make the whipped feta spread, combine the feta cheese and olive oil in a food processor and process until as smooth as possible. Add the yogurt or sour cream and the lemon juice, process until smooth. Stir in the fresh chopped parsley and season with freshly ground black pepper. Chill until ready to serve.

  5. To cook, heat a skillet or electric griddle to medium heat. Add a little olive oil to coat the pan or griddle and add chickpeas burgers. Cook on each side for about 4 to 5 minutes until the burgers are crisp and browned and heated through on the inside.
  6. Serve on hamburger buns, naan bread, pita bread or flat rolls with lettuce, tomato slices and a dollop of the whipped feta spread.
Nutrition Facts
Chickpeas Burgers with Whipped Feta Spread
Amount Per Serving (1 burger on naan)
Calories 706 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 1563mg65%
Potassium 589mg17%
Carbohydrates 91g30%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 3285IU66%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 318mg32%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.