• Tamsyn Wood

Chick pea burgers, a BIG massive taste of gorgeousness...

Updated: Dec 14, 2017




For all those who have been hounding me for my famous (well it's famous in my family, that counts) chick pea burger recipe... here it is!


Chickpeas are my go to food. As a vegan it's really important to ensure you're getting the right proteins and fats in the absence of relying on meat for these.


These burgers have been our favourite staple for years. Make sure to make plenty, they have wings...!


Chickpea burgers


1 tin chickpeas drained and patted dry

1 red onion

4 cloves garlic crushed

1 medium carrot finely grated

4 oz cheese (cheddar/vegan)

2 eggs (2 chia seed eggs if wishing to make vegan versions)

1 cup chickpea flour

1 tsp dry veg stock

1 tsp ras el hanout (a spice found in most supermarkets)

1 tsp miso paste

Seasoning

Coconut oil


Method


Combine all the ingredients in the food processor, apart from the flour and eggs

Whiz till thoroughly blended.

Place into another bowl.

Combine with the eggs and the flour, mix thoroughly.

Place mixture in fridge for 30 minutes or so.

Make into patties.

Heat coconut oil.

Fry for several minutes either side until golden brown

Enjoy!


Here's the 'why chick peas are good for you' schpeil...


Appetite


There's now direct evidence about chickpeas and appetite, they can help you feel more satiated and support a healthy digestive system. So are great for managing weight control or helping with weight loss.

Good for your ticker!


Chickpeas (like most legumes) have long been valued for their fibre content. Two cups provide the entire Daily Value! It aids blood fat regulation, including lower levels of LDL-cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglycerides. Fibres can help lower your risk of colon problems, including your risk of colon cancer. Decreased Cardiovascular Risks


Antioxidants


These little yellowy/ cream balls also zap you with an amazing unique supply of antioxidants. Plentiful amounts of antioxidant nutrients are critical for the support of your health. While containing small but valuable amounts of conventional antioxidant nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene, chickpeas also contain concentrated supplies of antioxidants.


Better Regulation of Blood Sugar


No food macronutrients are more valuable for blood sugar regulation than fibre and protein. These two nutrients have an amazing ability to help stabilise the flow of food through our digestive tract and prevent the breakdown of food from taking place too quickly or too slowly. When food passes through us at a healthy speed, release of sugar from the food is better regulated. Strong vitamin and mineral composition of a food - including strong antioxidant composition - can also help stabilise its digestive impact on our blood sugar. Hardly surprising, given these basic relationships between nutrition and blood sugar control, to see chickpeas as little yet a mighty warriors regulating this!