Lately I find loads of organic locally grown zucchini and I have basically been consuming them day on and day off. Besides pan roasting them, adding them to a salad or grilling them, I thought for a change to add them to a Mediterranean style burger: with chickpeas and feta cheese. I tried to make this recipe as simple and straightforward as possible so when time is limited, this recipe can come in hand as a healthy summery treat. Since the heat has increased drastically over the past week, I didn’t feel too hungry so I had the burger on its own, but you can accompany this dish with a nice crunchy salad or some oven sweet potato fries.
Zucchini and Feta Chickpea Burgers
Recipe for 4
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 8 min
1 can chickpeas
1 zucchini (not too large)
1 red onion
1-2 garlic cloves (depending on the size)
100g feta cheese
2 tbsp. chopped parsley
2 heaped tbsp. breadcrumbs
2 tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper
Grate the zucchini and the onion in a bowl. Season them with salt, mix and place them in a clean tea towel, in a sieve over a bowl and set them aside to let moisture drip off.
Meanwhile prepare the rest of the recipe by mashing the chickpeas in a bowl (alternatively use s food processor), then crumble the feta and add the breadcrumbs. Pass the garlic though a crusher and add that to the bowl too.
Back to the zucchini and onion, take the tea towel and squeeze out as much moisture as possible before adding them to the rest of the ingredients.
Mix all the ingredients together and add salt pepper and smoked paprika to taste. Blend all the ingredients together and form four patties.
On a medium fire heat the olive oil and add the patties to brown on both sides.
Serve in a bun with the garnish of your choice (salad, tomato, avocado, mayo, chilli sauce, ketchup,…)