Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Chickpea of the Sea Burger and Tartar Sauce

A friend on Facebook said she was looking through the blog and saw some chickpea burgers I had made back in 2008.(link also included how I cook an artichoke and a recipe for my Happy Chicken Soup) I didn't have the recipe, but I remembered that day, so I whipped up a batch. These are another 3 ingredient burger containing oats. One tip with these oaty burgers is to let them rest overnight and reheat the patties. When they are first made, the oat flavor is fairly pronounced, but after a 12 hour rest, everything relaxes and you have yourself a yummy patty(pattie?) of healthy goodness.

3 Ingredient Chickpea Burger with Tartar Sauce
  • 1 c cooked and drained chickpeas
  • 1 c rolled oats
  • 1 t Old Bay Seasoning
  1. Pulse everything in a food processor
  2. Form into 3 patties and cook over medium heat in a cast iron skillet
I topped mine with tartar sauce. It's probably no surprise that I used my Low Fat Vegenaise Alternative as the base.
Tartar Sauce
  • 1/2 c mayo
  • 1/4 t Old Bay
  • 1 t dried dill ( or 1 T fresh )
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 1 t onion powder
  • 3 T relish 
  • pinch lemon zest (if you have it.. I do because I zest ALL my citrus before I use it and keep the peels in the freezer. You should to!)
Mix everything together, allow sauce to sit for an hour for best results

The burgers are delicious in a collard wrap with lots of veggies and a nice cup of Chipotle Split Pea Soup. Yum! What a great meal!

I worked on some recipes yesterday using a fat free version of my mayo as the base. Honey Mustard ( using stevia ) and Ranch Dressing! I love being able to replicate flavors and textures of foods.

One tip I have for you is that if you have a picky family who might turn their nose up at a homemade sauce, ketchup, mayo or whatever, save the original container and fill it with the homemade version. You'll be amazed that people will not know the difference.

We are getting MORE SNOW! I'm in the for the day. My car is safely parked in the area where it won't get towed and I am going to work on editing some pictures of a very sweet baby!


  1. gotta love a three ingredient burger. huzzah! and your accompanying tartar sauce looks awesome, Melody! homemade sauces & condiments sound great! they can really add up at the grocery store and i think dan and i are gonna start making our own, too. yay! stay warm, my friend!

  2. thank you so much for the recipe melodie. I so love your food.

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  4. This sounds wonderful. What is in Old Bay seasoning, Melody?

  5. Amy, Old Bay is a seasoning salt

    you can find it in your spice aisle

  6. Those burgers sound awesome, and I love the fact that they are easy to make. I will be trying these out this week! :o)

  7. Love the sound of these burgers! Have fun spending a cozy day in with your recipes and photo editing!

  8. These look great. It is nice to make your own burger...those store bought ones are often sketchy.

  9. That chickpea burger looks delicious, as does the soup! Stay warm.

  10. Your food always makes me hungry. Chipotle split pea soup and chickpea patties — a great duo.

  11. P.s. the dream gave me a good laugh!

  12. Three ingredient burger! I usually have a lot of ingredients in mine, a little bit of this, a little bit of that... Great to know that it can be done with only 3 ingredients too.

  13. These look delicious! Three couldn't be easier!

  14. This looks so easy! I love the idea of making my own burgers, I never trust what's in the ones at the store. Thanks for this!

  15. I'm not a vegetarian (yet), but working on becoming one. I have begun adding more and more vegetarian meals to our menus, and really love finding recipes such as these on your site!! It definitely helps me to see that being a vegetarian isn't boring!! :) THANK YOU! I will be following you on Pinterest!