Greek Chickpea Burgers – Recipe & Video!

Packed with juicy Kalamata olives, zippy lemon, and fresh herbs, these Greek-inspired chickpea burgers are like a Mediterranean flavor party in your face!

Close Up of a Greek Chickpea Burger Topped with Mayonnaise, Arugula, Lettuce and Red Onion

I love these chickpea burgers. I’ve made them many times since I first developed the recipe a couple of years ago. I even made a video showing how they’re made, just so I could enjoy them again!

This is my go-to recipe when I want to impress people with my veggie burger crafting skills.

Let’s talk about how they’re made!

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What You’ll Need

Pair of Hands Picking Up a Greek Chickpea Burger
  • Rolled oats. Oat flour can be substituted — just cut down on the amount by about 2 tablespoons.
  • Chickpeas. The recipe calls for canned chickpeas. You can use dried, but you’ll need to soak and cook them first.
  • Red onion.
  • Kalamata olives.
  • Scallions.
  • Fresh oregano. I don’t recommend subbing dried.
  • Lemon juice. Fresh squeezed is best.
  • Salt.
  • Olive oil. You can use another high-heat oil, but olive will give you burgers the best flavor.
  • Burger buns. Check the ingredients to ensure they’re vegan. I’m a big fan of Dave’s Killer Bread burger buns.
  • Toppings. Use whatever you like! I use vegan mayo, greens, tomato, and sliced red onion.

How to Make Greek Chickpea Burgers

The following is a detailed photo tutorial on how to make these burgers. Scroll all the way down if you’d like to skip right to the recipe!

  • Place your oats into a food processor bowl.
  • Blend them to a coarse powder.
  • Now add the chickpeas, chopped red onion, olives, scallions, oregano, lemon juice and salt.
  • Pulse the food processor until the ingredients are finely chopped and well mixed. Don’t overdo it! You want your burgers to have some texture.
Collage Showing 4 Stages of Blending Greek Chickpea Burger Ingredients in a Food Processor Bowl
  • Shape your burger mixture into 4 patties.
  • Heat up some olive oil in a skillet.
  • Place a few patties in the skillet and cook them for about 5 minutes on each side, until they’re lightly browned and crispy.
Collage Showing 4 Stages of Cooking Greek Chickpea Burger Patties

Greek Chickpea Burger Tips & FAQ

  • Are these burgers gluten-free? They are if you use gluten-free buns and certified gluten-free oats!
  • Shelf-life & storage: Leftover patties will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for about 3 days, or in the freezer for about 3 months.
  • The recipe makes about 4 patties. If you’re feeding less than 4 people, I recommend saving the excess burger mix in a sealed container (don’t shape it into patties). It should keep in the fridge for about 3 days or in the freezer for a couple of months. Then, when you’re ready for leftovers, thaw (if frozen), shape the patties, and cook them up according to the recipe.
  • You can substitute oat flour for the rolled oats if you like. If you do, use a scant cup instead of a level cup.
  • Can this recipe be made oil-free? I haven’t tried making these oil-free, but I suspect cooking them on a good nonstick surface or baking them at about 400°F for 15 minutes on each side would work.
Greek Chickpea Burger with a Skewer Through It

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Close Up of a Greek Chickpea Burger Topped with Mayonnaise, Arugula, Lettuce and Red Onion

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Greek Chickpea Burgers

Packed with juicy Kalamata olives, zippy lemon, and fresh herbs, these Greek-inspired chickpea burgers are like a Mediterranean flavor party in your face! Easy to whip up and great for healthy a make-ahead meal.
Course Entree, Sandwich
Cuisine American, Greek-inspired
Keyword burger, chickpeas, olives
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 406kcal
Author Alissa Saenz

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 (14 ounce or 400 gram) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ⅓ cup roughly chopped Kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For Serving

  • 4 burger buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato slices
  • Red onion
  • Vegan mayo, yogurt or hummus

Instructions

  • Place the oats into the bowl of a food processor fitted with an s-blade. Blend them to a powder.
  • Add the chickpeas, red onion, Kalamata olives, scallions, garlic, oregano, lemon juice, and salt.
  • Pulse the food processor until everything is finely chopped and well mixed, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Shape the mixture into 4 patties.
  • Coat the bottom of a medium skillet with olive oil and place it over medium heat.
  • When the oil is hot, arrange the patties in the skillet, cooking as many as you can fit without crowding.
  • Cook the patties for about 5 minutes on each side, until golden and crisp.
  • Cook any remaining patties in another batch, adding oil to the skillet if needed.
  • Stuff the patties onto buns and top with toppings of choice.
  • Serve.

Notes

Nutrition information is for 1 patty and 1 burger bun, and does not include toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger | Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 61.9g | Protein: 12.4g | Fat: 12.8g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Sodium: 895mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 9.1g | Sugar: 3.8g | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 5mg

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