Vegan Chickpea Quinoa Burgers

These vegan chickpea quinoa burgers are healthy, easy to make, naturally gluten-free, oil-free, and of course absolutely delicious!


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Chickpea Quinoa Burgers (Gluten-free, Oil-free)

Vegan Chickpea Quinoa Burgers


  • 1 red onion (small dice)
  • 1 large carrot (grated)
  • large handful baby spinach (roughly chopped)
  • 1 15oz can chickpeas (rinsed + drained)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½¾ tsp chili powder (or to taste)
  • ¾ tsp chipotle
  • 1½ cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups garbanzo/chickpea flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • about 1 cup water


  1. In a large bowl combine: 1 red onion (small dice), 1 large carrot (grated), large handful baby spinach (roughly chopped), 1-15oz can chickpeas (rinsed + drained), 2 tbsp nutritional yeast, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp smoked paprika, ½ tsp garlic powder, ½-¾ tsp chili powder (or to taste), ¾ tsp chipotle. Mix well. 
  2. Add 1-½ cups cooked quinoa and mix until evenly incorporated. Add salt to taste.
  3. In a separate bowl, add 2 cups garbanzo/chickpea flour + ¼ tsp salt. Gradually add water while mixing until consistency of thick pancake batter. (Should be about 1 cup water.) 
  4. Add batter to chickpea vegetable quinoa mixture and mix well to combine. Salt to taste. Let sit about 10 minutes. 
  5. Use hands to form patties of desired size, about ¾ inch thick. 
  6. Either pan-fry in a little oil in a non-stick skillet or for oil-free bake at 375°F / 190°C on lined sheet until very golden brown (about 25 minutes). For both methods, flip halfway. 


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Chickpea Quinoa Burgers (Gluten-free, Oil-free)

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