Chickpea Burgers with "Ricotta" Sauce
I saw this recipe in the January issue of Shape magazine and knew it’d be a great one to make. I had to make some alterations to veganize it and to just make the process easier. The recipe is for 4 burgers, but next time, I’ll make 3. They were a little wimpy as 4 and since there’s 3 in my little vegan family, it’ll just work out better. The recipe also called for panko breadcrumbs, but I forgot to pick some up, so I went with regular bread crumbs. Not a big deal, but I’ll seek those out next time, too. These are pretty simple to throw together and dinner is ready in under 30 minutes.
1-15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 C chopped parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp Ancho chili powder
2 tsp egg-replacer powder + 2-1/2 Tbs water
1/4 C +2 Tbs panko or regular bread crumbs
1/3 C ricotta (I had some of my go-to tofu ricotta in the freezer--see link below)
2 Tbs plain nondairy yogurt
Whole wheat buns
Place the top oven rack 8-10 inches from the broiler heat. Preheat oven broiler to high. In a small bowl, whisk together egg-replacer powder and water; set aside. In a large bowl mash the chickpeas a little with a fork; add the parsley, garlic, and spices; season with black pepper.
Stir in the egg-replacer and 2 Tbs of the panko or bread crumbs. Pour remaining bread crumbs onto a plate and prepare a baking sheet with cooking spray. As you shape into 3 (or 4) patties, dredge them in the bread crumbs and place onto the baking sheet.
(I also should have chopped the parsley more)
Broil for 4-5 minutes per side. Meanwhile, combine the ricotta and yogurt in a food processor or blender.
Serve burgers on the buns with the ricotta sauce, tomato, spinach, and cucumber. Enjoy!
- Main Dishes, Beans