Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Zucchini Burgers {Vegetarian}

Day 257.

I love making burgers with different ingredients and this one has absolutely no "burger" type meat in it. It's an old recipe that originally used zucchini and tuna to form a burger patty. I swapped in chickpeas for the tuna and decided to add marinara sauce to the toppings to kick up the flavor.

Zucchini Burgers
Adapted from Zucchini Burgers.
  • 2 cups chickpeas, cooked
  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat bread cubes 
  • 1/2 cup corn, grilled (optional)
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons minced onion
  • 1 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon House seasoning (or salt and pepper)
  • Flour for dusting.
  • Cheese and marinara sauce, if desired
Send chickpeas and zucchini through shredder of food processor. Mix with bread cubes, corn, egg, onion, lemon juice and House seasoning. Form into patties.

Turn patties onto a floured plate, dusting all sides. Grill in a bit of olive oil, about 3 minutes per side. Serve topped with cheese and marinara sauce, if desired.

The Results
Wow. These are fantastic. What a simple, refreshing burger. And the marinara sauce really brings it all together. I absolutely love the crispiness and flavor of this patty and I'll have to experiment with eggplant in the future. It reminds me a lot of an eggplant parmesan, except crispy through the entire patty instead of just on the outside. Yum.

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  1. I love veggies burgers, and what a great way to use up all those zucchinis that we have so much off these days.

  2. sounds great! i love all kinds of veggie burgers so i am bookmarking this one!

  3. Oh, this looks good! I'll have to try it!

  4. Thanks! I'm glad you all like the sound of them...they are incredible.

  5. These burgers sound really scrumptious, and so good for you too! I love the marinara topping. Thank you so much for sharing them with Let's Do Brunch.

  6. I really need to try this. I am not big on veggie burgers, but I love zucchini.

    Thank you so much for sharing it at Foodie Wednesday. Hope you can join us again this week.