Chickpea & Coriander Burgers

This delicious vegetarian burger is super simple to make, and combines coriander, cumin and lemon zest for a real flavour punch.


  • 400g chickpeas
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Small bunch of coriander, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 1 red onion, 1/2 sliced & 1/2 diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 wholemeal buns
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • A few rocket leaves


  1. Begin by whizzing together the chickpeas, lemon zest, lemon juice, cumin, half of the coriander, the egg and some seasoning in a food processor. Scrape out into a bowl and mix together with the 80g of the breadcrumbs and the diced half of the onion.
  2. Form four burgers using your hands, then gently press into the remaining breadcrumbs on both sides. Pop them on a plate, cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for at least ten minutes.
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan until hot. Fry the burgers for around 4 minutes on each side over a medium heat.
  4. Slice each bun in half, and fill with a slice of tomato then top with the burger. Adorn the burger with the sliced red onion and rocket leaves
  5. and dollop on your choice of sauce and the remaining coriander.

Lead image: vaaseenaa via Getty images.

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