Caprese Chickpea Veggie Burger

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 10 min 5
Caprese Chickpea Veggie Burger
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2 medium Carrots (chopped)
2 leaves Kale (deveined)
1 clove(s) Garlic (crushed)
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1 dash Black pepper
1/2 onion(s) Sweet onion (chopped)
20 leaf Basil, fresh
1 can (15oz) Chickpeas, canned, drained
1 large egg Egg
3/4 cup Bread crumbs, whole wheat
171 gm Mozzarella cheese (sliced or vegan cheese)
2 medium Tomato (sliced)
1 tbsp Coconut oil


2. Put the carrots, kale leaves, garlic clove, onion, and 10 basil leaves in the food processor.

2. Process until they are broken down, but not total mush.

3. Add the chickpeas, salt, and pepper, and pulse until the chickpeas are broken down and incorporated.

4. Stir in the egg and breadcrumbs.

5. Form the chickpea mixture into five balls and flatten them to a burger shape.

6. In an oven proof grill pan or large skillet, heat a thin layer of oil over medium high heat.

7. The burgers should sizzle when you put them in the pan. If they don't, your pan isn't hot enough.

8.  Cook the burgers about 5 minutes, carefully turn them over and cook an additional 5 minutes.

9. Meanwhile, preheat your oven's broiler.

10. Add a slice of mozzarella to each burger and transfer to the oven. Broil until the cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes.

11. Top each burger with 2 basil leaves and a tomato slice.



To make this recipe dairy free - replace mozzarella cheese with vegan cheese

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 350
Calories from fat 135
Calories from saturated fat 75
Total Fat 15.0 g
Saturated Fat 8.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.6 g
Cholesterol 69 mg
Sodium 753 mg
Potassium 456 mg
Total Carbohydrate 40 g
Dietary Fiber 8.6 g
Sugars 9.2 g
Protein 18.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.5
Meat Alternative 0.6
Milk Alternative 0.7
Vegetables 2.2

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