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Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers (Vegan)

  • Author: Caitlin Rule
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 patties 1x
  • Category: Burgers
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


The absolute best vegan Mediterranean chickpea burgers made with cauliflower, olives and sundried tomatoes! This easy veggie burger recipe is gluten free, grain free, oven baked and served in a bun with a delicious creamy slaw.




  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup (50g) kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained well
  • 1/2 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon each paprika, ground cumin, oregano
  • 1 cup (100g) cauliflower rice
  • 1/2 cup (50g) almond meal
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • pinch of salt


  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1/4 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 red capsicum (bell pepper), thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt + pepper, to taste
  • 12 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 3 tablespoons plain yoghurt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/ 160C (fan-forced)
  2. Blend the cauliflower in food processor until fine like “rice”.
  3. Add the chickpeas, sun-dried tomatoes (if using), olives, onion, almond meal, seasonings and lemon juice. Blend until just combined. Do not blend for too long to avoid a mushy consistency. Around 30 seconds should be sufficient.Add a few extra tablespoons of almond meal if too “wet”.
  4. Form the mixture into 6 patties, place on the baking sheet and lightly spray the tops with cooking spray.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, flip, and bake for another 15-20 minutes until golden. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
  6. To make the slaw combine the cabbage, onion, capsicum (bell pepper), garlic, salt, pepper, tahini, lemon juice and yoghurt in a bowl and mix well.
  7. Serve burgers with buns, slaw and toppings of choice.

Keywords: chickpea burgers, chickpea patties, cauliflower, chickpeas, vegan, gluten free, grain free