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Chickpea Quinoa Power Burger

Chickpea Quinoa Power Burger

This chickpea quinoa power burger really deserves its name! It's packed with lots of protein, healthy veggies, and flavor. Vegan fast food at its best!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Author Sina


For the chickpea quinoa power patties:

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas
  • 1 flax egg (1 1/2 tablespoons ground flax seeds + 3 tablespoons water, soaked for 5 minutes)
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into small pieces
  • 5 medium mushrooms, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 medium carrot, cut into small pieces
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons guar gum or carob gum If you can't find it, you can also leave it out and the burgers will still be great, just a bit softer.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)

For the burgers:

  • 4 whole wheat buns
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into slices
  • 2 avocado, cut into slices
  • lettuce
  • BBQ-sauce
  • mustard


  • Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Use vegetable broth instead of water. Set aside.
  • Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Mash with a fork. Leave some of the chickpeas still intact for texture.
  • In a large pan, heat some oil and sauté the onions for about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Then add the red bell pepper, the celery, the mushrooms, and the carrots and cook for about 3-4 minutes.
  • In a large bowl combine the quinoa, the mashed chickpeas, the flax egg, and the cooked veggies. Add the spices, the mustard, guar gum, salt, pepper, and if using the liquid smoke and red pepper flakes and stir well.
  • Form 4 patties and heat some oil in a large pan. Cook the patties for about 3 minutes on each side until golden. Serve on whole wheat buns and top them off with tomatoes, avocados, lettuce, BBQ sauce, and mustard.