sweet potato and chickpea burgers

something tasty and healthy for this monday evening – vegetarian burgers made from sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and a little something else.

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this recipe is adapted from ambitious kitchen.

makes 4-5 burger patties

  • 1 medium sized sweet potato, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup chickpeas, no juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/8 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 egg
yogurt sauce
 
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoon tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • pinch of salt

boil water and cook sweet potato for 10-12 minutes, or until soft. meanwhile, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until browned. transfer onion and garlic to food processor. add in all seasoning, chickpeas, and herbs. once sweet potato is cooked, chop up into smaller pieces and add to food processor. pulse several times until mixture is consistent and small. transfer to a bowl and add cooked quinoa. mix thouroughly.

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form patties using your hands. it should make 4-5 depending on the size.

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place burgers on baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to help keep form. meanwhile, make yogurt sauce by combining all ingredients and mixing.

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heat olive oil in pan. whip up egg in a small bowl and brush patties on both sides with egg wash. add patties to pan and cook on medium for 3-4 minutes each side.

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serve on a bun or baguette with your favorite accoutrements and the yogurt sauce.

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