Green Pea Burgers

Green peas are a beautiful thing.  Growing up, I loved to eat them with rice and chicken.  In fact, my favorite soup growing up was pea soup with tiny pieces of ham.  Being a ham lover as well, this was an added bonus to that scrumptious soup.

Nowadays, I’ve been trying to gradually incorporate more vegetarian dishes into our diet.  Maybe one day I can be a full-time vegetarian or perhaps a vegan.

I bumped into this recipe by pure accident… you see, I was actually looking for quinoa burger recipe and found this beautiful recipe instead.

This is a light veggie burger that you can eat with spicy mayo and a brioche bun or just by itself.  Enjoy!

Green Pea Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium shallot, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

In a food processor pulse peas, chickpeas, shallot, parsley, garlic and salt until coarsely chopped.  Transfer mixture to a bowl and add the egg and 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (if the mixture is too wet you can add the rest of the breadcrumbs).

Form into 4 patties.  Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium .  Cook burgers until gold and crisp.  Approximately 4 minutes a side.

 

Adapted from marthastewart.com.