View Full Version : Chickpea burgers with tahini sauce

07-11-2009, 12:34 PM
I get emails from Jillian Michaels' website and there's usually a recipe in one of them and I thought this one looked good...something fun to try for summer...

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins


* 1 can(s) beans, garbanzo (chickpeas), 19-ounce can, rinsed
* 4 whole scallion(s) (green onions), trimmed and sliced
* 1 large egg(s)
* 2 tablespoon flour, all-purpose
* 1 tablespoon oregano, fresh, chopped
* 1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
* 2 whole pita, whole-wheat, 6 1/2-inch, halved, warmed if desired
* 1/2 cup(s) yogurt, low-fat plain
* 2 tablespoon tahini (sesame seed paste)
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice
* 1/3 cup(s) parsley, flat-leaf, chopped
* 1/4 teaspoon salt

To prepare burgers:
1. Place chickpeas, scallions, egg, flour, oregano, cumin and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor. Pulse, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides, until a coarse mixture forms that holds together when pressed. (The mixture will be moist.) Form into 4 patties.

2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties and cook until golden and beginning to crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Carefully flip and cook until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes more.

To prepare sauce & serve:
3. Meanwhile, combine yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, parsley and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Divide the patties among the pitas and serve with the sauce.

macros and such:

Servings: 4
Quick Meal
Contains Nuts
Contains Wheat/Gluten
Contains Dairy
Contains Egg

Nutritional Info (Per serving):
Calories: 399
Total Fat: 15g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Sodium: 743mg
Dietary Fiber: 9g
Carbs: 55g
Cholesterol: 55mg
Protein: 15g

07-16-2009, 10:27 AM
I saw the word Tahini and instantly came to this thread.. IT is SOO good!!

07-16-2009, 11:15 AM
Dissapointed with the amount of protein !!

07-16-2009, 03:08 PM
hey ariel! let me know if you give the recipe a try and how it comes out...it looks yummy!