NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – This meatless Monday, Holistic health and wellness coach April Godfrey shows how you can make chick pea veggie burgers right at home.


  • Spicy Chick Pea Veggie Burgers
  • 2 cups chickpeas, drained, well-rinsed and mashed
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced (50 g, approx. 1/3 cup)
  • 1 small zucchini, grated (100 g, approx. 1 cup lightly packed)
  • 3 tbsp (15 g) finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Sriracha sauce
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) tahini
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup chick pea flour
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

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  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas very well (until the water runs clear) place them in a bowl and mash them with a fork or pulse a few times with an immersion blender.
  • Add all the other ingredients to the bowl and use your hands to mix very well.
  • Use your hands to shape the mixture into 6-8 patties.
  • The patties can be oven-baked at 400 F for 20-30 minutes, flipping half-way through, or on the BBQ for about 10 minutes each side .
  • These delicious burgers are even more delicious topped with hummus and avocado and anything else you can think of that you love on your burgers!
  • You can also pre-cook and store in the freezer, ready to go at any time!