Monday, July 22, 2013

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

Veggie burgers; there are so many varieties out there. Some are great, some are good, and some are...not so great. Although I love steak and other meat products, sometimes I get a crazy craving for a veggie burger.

Here's a great recipe that I found for homemade veggie burgers made of sweet potatoes and chickpeas.


  • 1 1/4 cups dried chickpeas
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and grated
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  1. In a bowl, soak chickpeas in 4 cups water for at least 12 hours and up to 24; drain well. 
    Heat oven to 375°. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
     In a food processor, process chickpeas, tahini, black pepper, baking powder and 3/4 tsp salt, scraping down sides as necessary, until mixture holds together when pinched, 2 minutes; transfer to a bowl. Stir in sweet potato. 
    In a second bowl, combine cucumber, onion, dill, vinegar and remaining 1/4 tsp salt; set aside. Form chickpea–sweet potato mixture into 4 burgers; place on baking sheet; cover tightly with foil; bake 20 minutes.
     Remove foil; coat burgers with spray; bake until crisp and golden underneath, 20 to 25 minutes. Flip burgers; coat with cooking spray; bake until crisp on other side, 10 to 15 minutes.
     Serve burgers with dilly cucumbers.

    Nutrition Facts: 
    338 calories per serving, 10 g fat (1 g saturated), 50 g carbs, 13 g fiber, 15 g protein

Take Care,


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