Garden Veggie Burgers

These gluten-free veggie burgers celebrate the fresh herbs and vegetables from the summer season, with healthy chickpeas as a base.  This is a delicious fat-free vegan recipe that makes a satisfying dinner, even for meat-eaters.  Kid approved.

MEDIUM          Servings: 3     

Ready In: 45 minutes

Garden Veggie Burgers - Healthy, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free Vegan Chickpea Recipe

Garden Veggie Burgers - Healthy, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free Vegan Chickpea Recipe

Chef's Tip: Use the grater on your food processor to grate a colorful mix of vegetables for these healthy, vegan veggie burgers

Chef's Tip: Use the grater on your food processor to grate a colorful mix of vegetables for these healthy, vegan veggie burgers

Chef's Plant-Based Tip: Cook off as much moisture as you can from the vegetable mixture.  This will ensure the burgers hold together later

Chef's Plant-Based Tip: Cook off as much moisture as you can from the vegetable mixture.  This will ensure the burgers hold together later

Chef's Plant-Based Tip: Sweet peas add a pop of color, as well as protein and fiber to this healthy, garden veggie burger recipe

Chef's Plant-Based Tip: Sweet peas add a pop of color, as well as protein and fiber to this healthy, garden veggie burger recipe

Chef's Tip: Use a 1/2-cup measuring cup to evenly portion out the veggie mixture.  This will ensure even baking.  Bake off all of the mixture.  You can use extra mixture to make smaller "sliders", and freeze extras for later!

Chef's Tip: Use a 1/2-cup measuring cup to evenly portion out the veggie mixture.  This will ensure even baking.  Bake off all of the mixture.  You can use extra mixture to make smaller "sliders", and freeze extras for later!

Ingredients

1 zucchini
1 orange bell pepper
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas
2 Tbs brown rice flour
2 Tbs chopped fresh chives
2 Tbs chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/4 tsp salt


Garden Veggie Burgers - Healthy, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free Vegan Chickpea Recipe Pin

Procedure:

Gather ingredients. Preheat oven to 350. 
To make the Garden Burger Mix: Cut zucchini into large chunks. Seed and cut pepper into large chunks. Drain and rinse chickpeas  For quick prep, shred zucchini, bell pepper, and chickpeas with the smallest opening of your food processor. You can also dice the veggies and chickpeas or chop with a food chopper. 
Combine shredded veggie chickpea mixture in a wide pan. Cover and cook over medium heat, just 5-7 minutes, until chickpeas are soft. When mixture starts to brown and stick to the pan, you're ready. Add the brown rice flour and cook just 1 minute, until you don't see any more white. Remove veggie mix from the pan and transfer to a mixing bowl.   Add the peas, basil, chives, and salt. Stir well to combine. Taste to adjust seasoning.

To Shape and Bake the Veggies Burgers: Scoop mixture out into burger shapes: 1/2 cup for full-sized burgers, 1/4-cup for sliders. Place about 1/2 inch apart on a pan lined with a nonstick baking pad or parchment paper. 
Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes. Flip about 20-25 minutes through cooking. 
Serve with Roasted Red Potatoes and Apple Sweet Ketchup

Chef's Tips: Make a double-batch of these burgers.  After baking them in the oven, store extra burgers in an airtight container (or wrap in foil) in your freezer.  When you're hungry, pop right into a 350F oven for 10-12 minutes, until warm in the center.

Servings: 3
Yield: 3 burgers


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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/3 of a recipe (8.3 ounces). Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 186.7
Calories From Fat (12%) 22.47
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2.68g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 399.33mg 17%
Potassium 424.89mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 33.42g 11%
Fiber 2.94g 12%
Sugar 2.97g
Protein 9.21g 18%
Calcium 104.67mg 10%
Iron 64.39mg 358%
Vitamin A 967.67IU 19%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%

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