A chickpea burger is a good alternative. Slap them on at your next barby or fry them up for lunch or dinner.
Linda S. Gibson
650g tinned chickpeas
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon dried thyme, or to taste
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
3/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
2 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
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Directions Preparation:15min › Cook:14min › Extra time:1min › Ready in:30min
Working in small batches, add the chickpeas to a blender or food processor and mix to a purée. Add onions, thyme, salt and pepper to the mixture and mix well. Mix in breadcrumbs and egg and blend. Form the chickpea mixture into burgers.
Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Fry burgers until each side is golden brown 6-7 minutes each side.
I used this recipe as a base. I added a tablespoon tomato puree, 2 garlic cloves, 6 drops extremely hot kiwifruit chili sauce (kaitati fire?) parsley and about teaspoon basil. It was also necessary to use more breadcrumbs. - 30 Jun 2010