Chickpea Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

Chickpea Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce


Serving Size:
1 burger in pita, 1/4 cup tzatziki sauce

Prep Time:
15-20 minutes

Cook Time:
8-10 minutes


  • 1/2 recipe Tzatziki Sauce
  • 15 ounces canned chickpeas
  • 4 small scallions or 2 large scallions
  • 4 red onion slices
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pita bread


  1. Prepare the Tzatziki Sauce and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Rinse and drain the chickpeas.
  3. Trim and slice the scallions.
  4. Slice the onion.
  5. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, scallions, egg, flour, oregano, cumin and salt.
  6. Blend and pulse until a course mixture forms that holds together when pressed. The mixture will be moist. Form into 4 patties.
  7. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. When hot, add patties. Cook until golden and beginning to crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook until golden brown and crisp, 2 to 4 minutes more.
  8. Warm the pitas and cut each in half.
  9. Assemble burgers by carefully splitting pita halves open.
  10. Cut a chickpea burger in half and place the two halves inside pita, topping with tzatziki sauce and a red onion slice.


  • Add lettuce and cucumbers for extra crunch.
  • Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans. Compare labels and select a product with the lowest sodium.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 262

Protein 11 g

Carbohydrates 32 g

Fat 10 g

Cholesterol 48 mg

Sodium 355 mg

Potassium 243 mg

Phosphorus 180 mg

Calcium 75 mg

Fiber 5.2 g

Added Sugar 0 g