Monday, April 25, 2011

chickpea and walnut burgers

Chickpea and Walnut Burgers

Serves 4
a 19-ounce can chick-peas
2 garlic cloves
1/2 medium onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup fine fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
3/4 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
1 tablespoon ener-g whisked with 1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 sesame buns
4 slices beefsteak tomato
4 slices red onion

In a colander rinse and drain chick-peas.
In a food processor pulse garlic, and onion
until chopped coarse. Add chick-peas, parsley, and bread
crumbs and pulse until just combined.

Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in walnuts, ener-g,
and salt and pepper to taste, until well combined.

Form mixture into four 3-inch patties.

Chill patties, covered, at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.

In a large skillet heat oil over moderate heat until hot
but not smoking and cook patties until golden brown, about
4 minutes on each side.

Toast sesame buns.

Transfer burgers to buns and top with tomato and onion.

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