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Quinoa and Chickpea Burger

Old world taste with new world style. Try these burgers with tzatziki and serve with Greek potatoes.

Serves: 3-4 | Preparation Time: 30-35 min


  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 zucchini, grated
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup cooked CLIC quinoa
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • Olive oil spray for cooking
  • Salt and freshly ground 
black pepper, to taste
  • Potato flour

To serve:

  • Burger buns
  • Sliced red onion
  • Shredded carrot
  • Tzatziki


  1.  Heat a frying pan over medium heat with olive oil. Cook the onion, stirring for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and curry powder and cook, stirring for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Add the zucchini and cook for 2 minutes or until soft.
  2.  Process the chickpeas in a food processor until they resemble coarse breadcrumbs and transfer to a bowl. Add the onion mixture, quinoa, egg and cilantro and season well with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3.  Dust your hands with potato flour and shape the mixture into 4 patties. Cover and place in the refrigerator to firm up for 30 minutes.
  4.  Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat Lightly spray with oil. Cook the patties for 3-4 minutes each side or until golden.
  5. Add some tzatziki to a burger bun, top with a chickpea patty, some sliced red onion, and julienned carrot.

Pre-cooking dry CLIC Chickpeas : Soak chickpeas overnight in a large bowl containing 1 tbsp of salt and enough water to cover chickpeas completely. Drain and rinse chickpeas thoroughly. Place chickpeas in a large saucepan and add 3 to 4 cups (750 mL to 1 L) water per 1 cup of chickpeas. Boil for 10 minutes. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 60 to 75 minutes or until tender. Drain