Yes, you read the title right: Apple chickpea veggie burgers! Seasonal eating doesn’t mean you have to eat the same fruit or vegetable every day, prepared the same way, until you’re sick of the sight of it. Recipes like this fantastic, creative veggie burger prove that eating what’s ripe and ready doesn’t have to be boring. For 19 more great apple ideas you’ve never imagine read the original post on Brit.co.
The original recipe follows — if you want to make it gluten free you can substitute tamari for soy sauce and replace the panko with crumbled gluten free bread, or maybe some coarse-ground walnuts.
- 1-14 oz. can or 1 3/4 cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup chickpea flour
- 1 small onion, quartered
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
- 2 tsp. rubbed sage
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1 medium apple, peeled and shredded (choose a sweet variety such as Gala or Cortland)
- 1-2 tbsp. olive oil
- 4-6 burger buns, bagels or English muffins, sliced open
- ketchup and/or hot sauce
- fresh greens, such as baby spinach or arugula
- Place chickpeas, panko, chickpea flour, onion, garlic, soy sauce, cider vingear, smoked paprika, rubbed sage, thyme, and black pepper into food processor bowl. Pulse until ingredients are well-mixed. Add shredded apple and pulse again just until mixed.
- Transfer mixture to sealed container and chill 1 hour or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment. Brush tops and bottoms of burgers with olive oil.
- Bake 30 minutes, flipping about halfway through.
- Stuff into buns, bagels or English muffins and top with toppings of choice. Serve.
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