Chickpea Burgers With Red Onion

Ingredients

  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fat-free red wine vinaigrette
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ or dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh parsley sprigs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 6 sesame seed hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Method

Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, mix onion and vinaigrette. Place chickpeas, walnuts, wheat germ and parsley in a food processor; pulse until blended. Add eggs, curry and pepper; process until smooth.
Shape into 6 patties. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake until a thermometer reads 160°, 10-15 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise and mustard; spread over cut sides of buns. Serve patties on buns with lettuce, basil and onion mixture.

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