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5 from 13 votes

Turkish Chickpea Burgers Recipe

One of my favorites. A lovely vegetarian main dish which can easily be made into an appetizer. Serve with a side of greens. Make this Turkish recipe any night of the week.

Course Main dish/appetizer
Cuisine Turkish
Keyword healthy, pan fry, vegetarian, veggie burger
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Refrigeration time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 18 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 4 people
Calories 116 kcal


Sauce for chickpea burgers:

  • 1 6 oz container of plain yogurt or vegan yogurt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder


  1. In a food processor place all the ingredients except the flour for dusting.
  2. Process until you have a coarse paste.
  3. Take a generous amount in your hand and roll into a ball. Lightly flatten to form a patty. If you have a slider press, it will work great. Dust patties on either side with garbanzo bean flour. (chickpea flour)

  4. Place on a plate and refrigerate for about 1-2 hours before pan frying. They will firm up in the refrigerator.

  5. To pan fry: place a small amount of olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Fry each patty for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Sprinkle with chopped parsley for a decorative touch.

  6. Serve with yogurt sauce and pita wedges.

Recipe Notes

Tips: One thing I learned through trial and error: refrigerate for 1-2 hours before you pan fry them, this will make them more solid. You can also make them ahead of time. Just make sure  you cover them, so they don’t dry out. When you mix the ingredients in the food processor, you want to end up with a coarse paste.

Nutrition Facts
Turkish Chickpea Burgers Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 613mg27%
Potassium 151mg4%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 765IU15%
Vitamin C 5.5mg7%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.