Known as an anti-inflammatory, natural antiseptic, liver detoxifier, wound healer, free radical safeguard, and digestion helper, turmeric is special indeed.
Add in some turmeric to spice up regular ole chickpeas, and mix it all together for a delicious bean burger!
Serves 2 – Prep time 5 minutes – Total time 20 minutes
- 1 cup cooked chickpeas, soaked and cooked, or from a can (make sure to rinse)
- 1/2 tsp turmeric, look for non-irradiated spices
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 2 dashes of paprika (or add more, depending on your desired spice level)
- 2 dashes of cayenne (or add more, depending on your desired spice level)
- 1/2 lemon juice, and zest
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 pinches of sea salt
- 1 egg
- 1 slice toasted bread, processed into breadcrumbs
- a handful of cilantro leaves
- 1/2 small onion, chopped
- 1/2 tbsp canola oil
- Optional aioli: 1/2 tbsp vegannaise mixed with 1 medium sized minced garlic clove
1. Prep your ingredients: Toast bread, chop onion, mince garlic, rinse and pluck cilantro leaves. Make aioli (optional) by mixing vegannaise and garlic together. Blend toasted bread in food processor to create homemade breadcrumbs. Leave in for the next step.
2. Blend and make patties: Add chickpeas, spices, lemon juice, zest, olive oil, salt, egg, cilantro and onion into the food processor. Blend until mixed well. Create small patties, stacking them on a plate.
3. Cook. Take out a medium sized sautee pan. Over medium/high heat, add canola oil. Place patties into the pan, cooking on each side for 5 minutes. Repeat until all patties have been cooked, adding in more canola oil as you go to prevent them from sticking.
4. Eat. Place on a plate then garnish with cilantro using your aioli as a tasty dip, or try it out with some slices of avocado, or even sprouts!
For an everyday way to incorporate turmeric into your diet, try this delicious smoothie recipe!