How to get most of the taste out of legumes? Use fresh herbs and A LOT OF IT. The green colour may not be the most attractive one for many people, but after they’ll have actually tasted it, they definitely won’t have any complains.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
- Organic sunflower oil
- 1 cup (250 ml) organic chickpeas
- 1 cup (250ml) organic white beans
- 1/2 cup (125ml) of fresh basil
- 1/4 cup (62.5 ml) of fresh coriander
- 3 organic green onions
- 2 tbsp. (30ml) of nutritional yeast
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat you oven to 350º.
- In a food processor, combine all the ingredients and pulse until you get a smooth texture. Make small patties, it will be easier to manipulate.
- In a pan with oil over medium heat, cook the patties approx. 2 minutes each side. Put them on a cookie sheet and finish the cooking in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Serve them with any side dish and there goes you alternative to meat.
As I always do, I asked my readers to take part, maybe tell me what they think about my recipes and give me some tips, as well. What do they think of this one? Do they like it, did they make someone important to them happy with it? Did it help them save some time? Simply, what do our readers say about this recipe? Here it comes:
“I actually made this for dinner last night. I liked it a lot, even though I’m not a big legume eater. The taste is pretty much exactly what you want in a veggie burger”
“This is definitely one of the best recipes you’ve posted yet. I’m kinda surprised that chickpeas are growing in popularity since they’re relatively new to the cuisine scene, but then again, they are delicious. This recipe is great because it doesn’t have any odd ingredients in it… no mushrooms or seaweed or weird stuff like that.”
“I made these for X-mas and they were a big hit, with adults and kids alike. I served with a lemon and caper sauce (made from vegan sour cream and Vegenaise) and some oven roasted potatoes. Believe it or not you could not tell at all that the main ingredient was beans! Kids even asked if their could be “more burritos”!”
“I made this dish at Thanksgiving for my vegetarian relatives, who were so pleased with the flavorful taste of so many vegetables. They loved it, we all did!”
“I used cannellini beans because I read somewhere that they will give a creamy texture after blending everything together.”
“bring me more”
“OMG, this is so good!! I’ve never had chickpea burgers so yummy. I used regular, not gluten free bread crumbs though. Maybe you should write a gluten free version for the readers who are gluten intolerant.”
‘Oh my gosh, this is addictive!’, says another reader. Another reader put it like this: ‘I love the sweet taste of turmeric coming through in the pesto-style sauce…and I’m not even a big fan of turmeric.
And a little note before I will finally say goodbye to y’all: You’re 1 000, no 1 000 000, no 1 000 000 000 times more awesome and nice and excellent than every recipe here. Love you, love you all!