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Hummus Burgers with Spicy Yogurt Sauce Recipe


These delicious hummus veggie burgers are a cheap alternative to traditional meat burgers thanks to the chickpeas. The refreshing yogurt sauce and crunchy cucumbers add great balance of flavor and texture. 

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For the burgers:

  • One 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 scallions, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon plus juice of ½ (other ½ reserved for yogurt sauce below)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ¾ cup bread crumbs
  • Oil, for cooking

For the spicy yogurt sauce:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon harissa
  • Juice from the reserved ½ lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped
  • ½ tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped

For assembly:

  • 4 pitas
  • 1 cucumber, sliced


For the burgers:

Add the chickpeas, scallions, garlic, lemon, and spices to the bowl of a food processor. Turn on the processor and blend until fully combined. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the egg and breadcrumbs. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for half an hour. 

Heat oil in a heavy pan over medium-high heat. Form the chickpea mixture into 4 patties and cook for 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. 

For the spicy yogurt sauce:

Whisk yogurt, harissa, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and herbs in a small bowl to combine. 

For assembly:

Cut open each pita and slather halves with yogurt sauce. Top with a chickpea burger and cucumbers and serve immediately.