Easiest Vegan Chickpea Burgers

  • Author: Loving It Vegan
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4


The easiest vegan chickpea burgers! Deliciously savory, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, packed with flavor and veggie burger goodness.


  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 15oz (425g) Can Chickpeas*
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Chopped Cilantro (loosely packed)
  • 3 Tbsp All Purpose Flour (use gluten-free for gluten-free version) – plus more for rolling**
  • 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp Avocado Oil (or other oil)


  1. Finely chop the onion and crush the garlic and add to a frying pan with 1 tsp avocado oil and fry until just before they start to brown.
  2. Drain the can of chickpeas and add the chickpeas to a food processor with the cooked onions/garlic, paprika, coriander powder, cumin, freshly chopped cilantro and flour and process it into a thick burger batter.
  3. Sprinkle flour over a baking tray and cover your hands with it as well. Scoop the batter out onto the tray in 4 even sections, roll in the flour and form into 4 balls.
  4. If the batter is very sticky or too wet, add more flour so that it easily forms a ball.
  5. Take a square of parchment paper, place on top of each ball and press down on it with the bottom of a glass to flatten it into a burger shape.
  6. Place the baking tray with the 4 burgers into the freezer to firm up for 30 minutes.
  7. After 30 minutes add 2 Tbsp avocado oil to a frying pan and heat up until hot.
  8. Add all 4 burgers to the frying pan and fry on each side turning regularly until browned and crispy, roughly 5 minutes on each side.
  9. If you want your burgers extra firm and crispy you can place on a parchment lined baking tray and bake in the oven at 400°F (200°C) for a further 20-30 minutes.
  10. Serve on hamburger buns with sliced avocado, crispy lettuce, sliced tomato, ketchup and mustard.


*If your canned chickpeas don’t contain salt, you might need to add some salt.

*If you’re making this gluten-free then use a gluten-free all purpose flour blend.

*Nutritional information is for the chickpea burger patties only, without the burger buns and additions.

*Prep time is only for the actual hands on prep, it doesn’t include time spent chilling in the fridge.

*Recipe adapted from Jamie Oliver.

  • Category: Entree, Dinner, Savory
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 Burger (of 4)
  • Calories: 196
  • Sugar: 3.8g
  • Sodium: 158mg
  • Fat: 9.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.3g
  • Fiber: 4.8g
  • Protein: 5.6g

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