There is no real vegetarian substitute for a real burger. However, if one can for a moment shed the need for comparison, they will find these vegetarian patties truly delicious. The quinoa gives them a nice texture.
1 cup dried chickpeas
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 small onion
0.25 cup basil
0.25 cup cilantro
0.25 cup parsley
2 tsp kosher salt
1.5 tsp smoked paprika
0.25 tsp crushed pepper flakes
1 small zucchini Preparation
Soak the dried chickpeas in a covered bowl with plenty of water overnight. Drain.
Add all ingredients but the zucchini to a food processor. Process until blended, scrape down sides as necessary. Grate the zucchini and add it to this mixture.
Distribute into 6 equal portions and shape into patties between your palms. Set onto a baking sheet.
Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Brown both sides of the veggie patty. Serve with dilly cucumber salad, onions, flatbread, etc.