Monday, January 24, 2011

Chickpea-Edamame Burgers with Tahini-Dill Sauce (Vegan, GF)

These started out as Edamame falafels, but I didn't feel like fried oil-ness so I made baked chickpea burgers instead. And these turned out so so good! I went to a burger restaurant  in Toronto and being the little veggie that I am, I ordered a chickpea burger. It was horrible and dry and tasteless, so I figured this was my chance to give chickpea burgers another try. I used half chickpeas and half edamame which gave it a nice springy green colour and lighter texture. The dill sauce came about from eating one of the burgers plain with a salad mix that had dill in it, it went so well together and I'm not even usually a dill person. You can eat these with a salad, wrapped in a collard leaf or on a bun of course!

Perched atop salad mountain 

1 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
1 1/2 cup shelled edamame beans (defrosted and steamed until soft)
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp tahini
1/2 cup quinoa flour (or brown rice flour)
2 tsp coconut aminos (optional)
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp marjoram
1 tsp ground coriander
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
Freshly ground pepper

Tahini-Dill Sauce:
1 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp water
2 tsp lime/lemon juice
Pinch of sea salt to taste
1 tsp dill

Combine chickpeas, edamame, water and tahini in a food processor until smooth (it's ok if the edamame is somewhat still a bit chunky) Transfer to a bowl and stir in spices, aminos, and flour. Form into 7 patties. Bake for 20 minutes in a 350F oven. To make sauce combine ingredients in a small bowl. Makes enough to dress two burgers.


  1. These burgers look fantastic. I love the idea of chickpeas and edamame! Definitely added to my recipe file!

  2. How firm or crumbly are these? I'm putting together a menu for my friends wedding rehearsal dinner, and I'm thinking of a Mediterranean theme. These might work well in it!

  3. @chefJOSEPH these are actually incredibly firm because of the tahini it makes everything stick together really nicely. good luck with the planning!

  4. These look amazing! So colorful too!

  5. I've made something very similar to this, but with black beans instead of edamame...I hadn't heard of coconut aminos -- and I love learning about new healthy things -- thanks!

  6. Burger looks mouth watering ;) Love the idea of putting edamame in there!!

  7. The burger looks delicious!! Beautiful photography as well.

  8. Gorgeous photos! The meal looks fabulous!

  9. These are amaaazing! I served them on toast with hummus, spinach and tomato. I even made a batch and froze them so I can just pop them in the oven. Love them.