(serves 4)

Cost of ingredients in June 2020: Approximately R26 for 4 burgers or R6.50 per patty

  • 1 x 420g tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 x small red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 x garlic clove, chopped or 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • A handful of parsley
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1⁄2 tsp harissa paste or chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp coconut or sunflower oil for frying
  • Serve with toasted pita bread (or hamburger rolls), tomato salsa (see recipe below) and green salad
  1. Drain the tin of chickpeas and pour all the ingredients into a food processor. Blend until fairly smooth, then shape into four patties with your hands. If the mixture is too stiff to blend easily, add a bit of oil and water. The patties can be chunky too, so if you don’t have a food processor, you can mash the chickpeas with a fork and then add the other ingredients to it.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry the burgers for approximately 3 mins on each side or until lightly golden brown.
  3. Serve with toasted pitta bread, tomato salsa and green salad. You can even add hummus too! (see the recipe on Facebook and Instagram last week)
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