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Chickpea Burger with Avocado Tzatziki
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Chickpea and Caper Burgers with Avocado Tzatziki

Using a few ingredients you have in your pantry, you can make a tasty veggie burger. Save money and eat whole foods, it's a win-win!
Course Main Course
Servings 4
Author Robin Asbell

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas drained (save the aquafaba)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 4 tablespoons small capers drained and patted dry
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 large avocado
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup minced cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill (or 1 tsp dried) coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

To Serve

  • 4 whole wheat burger buns
  • lettuce, tomato

Instructions

  • Ina food processor, grind the oats to a coarse powder. Add the chickpeas, onion,flax, garlic, capers, oregano, salt and lemon and pulse to make a chunky mixture.
  • Form into four scant half cup patties, about 3/4 inch thick, and place on a plate,chill for an hour. Don't make them too thin or they will crumble in the pan.
  • Make Tzaziki by mashing the avocado and stirring in the remaining ingredients. Reserve.
  • In a large saute pan, drizzle avocado oil and heat over medium high heat. Place burgers in the hot pan and cook for about 2 minutes per side, until golden brown, turning and adjusting heat as needed.
  • Serve on toasted buns with Tzatziki, lettuce and tomato.