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Classic Chickpea Burger

Flower Burger
  • Serves: Makes 4 burgers
  • Preparation: 10
  • Cooking: 20
  • Ready: 30

A very simple, easily adaptable recipe for Flower Burger’s Classic Chickpea Burger – be prepared to be wowed!


For the burgers

  • 1 can/400 g chickpeas (drained weight 250 g)
  • ½ can/160 g corn (drained weight 140 g)
  • ½ can/160 g peas (drained weight 140 g)
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 100 g cooked rice
  • seasoning, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of wholegrain breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoons of wholegrain flour
  • black and white sesame seeds

For the caramelised onions

  • 2 onions
  • oil
  • salt


To make the burgers

Blend the chickpeas, carrot, onion, rice, herbs and oil to obtain a homogeneous mixture.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the corn and peas, then gradually add the breadcrumbs and flour to obtain a soft, not too wet, mixture.

Divide the mixture into 4 and shape the patties. Brush the sides of the patties with oil and sprinkle with black and white sesame seeds.

Lay the patties on baking paper on a baking tray and place in the oven at 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4 until cooked and browned, about 15 minutes.

To make the caramelised onions

Cut the onions into rings and place on a baking tray. Sprinkle with a little oil and a pinch of salt then cook in a preheated oven at 160°C/325°F/gas mark 3 for no more than 20 minutes.

To serve

Load up the burgers in burger baps with vegan mayo and/or ketchup, salad lightly dressed with an oil and lemon juice vinaigrette, caramelised onions and grilled vegetables to taste.


Additonal notes

Recipe courtesy of Flower Burger

Founded in 2015 in Milan by Matteo Toto, Flower Burger offers a choice of vibrant colourful vegan burgers as well as sides and desserts that are all 100% vegan and made with natural ingredients. Presenting a rainbow on every plate, the buns range from turmeric’s vivid yellow to the violet tones of cherry and the purple of black carrot extract. Flower Burger’s fast food restaurants are present across 20 international locations, including London, Brighton, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Marseille, and Milan. Try their limited edition ‘Earth Burger’ this January!

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