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Air-Fryer Chickpea and Red Onion Burgers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

When chilly days arrive and we retire the grill to the garage, I bake a batch of air-fryer chickpea burgers. Even die-hard meat eaters can't resist them. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
Air-Fryer Chickpea and Red Onion Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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
  • Cooking spray
  • 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

Directions

  1. Preheat air fryer 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.
  2. Shape into 6 patties. In batches, place patties in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket, spray with cooking spray. Cook until a thermometer reads 160°, 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  3. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise and mustard; spread over cut sides of buns. Serve patties on buns with lettuce, basil and onion mixture.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make this recipe in an oven.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 burger: 381 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 697mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 9g fiber), 16g protein.

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    • Angel182009
      Dec 30, 2020

      Love the healthier spin on hamburgers. Love using the chickpeas and onion. Great flavor and filling.