Chickpea Sliders with Whipped Feta and Cucumber Slaw

by Megan on June 19, 2014

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I’m feeling pretty happy about some stuff. For example, I forgot how much I love the song Breaking Up is Hard to Do. It reminds me of my childhood, and it makes me dance… probably a little bit too 80′s + Charlie Brown. (Sorry, downstairs neighor!) And it’s summer, guys! Even though it’s a scorcher in my apartment and it’s kinda too hot to make pizza and feel ok about it.*  And I’m really happy it’s burger week. Because I’ve wanted to make chickpea burgers for awhile, and these are the Lady Gaga of burgers. They are wearing a fuchsia bun instead of a meat dress. You get the idea.

*Although, I’m going to make pizza soon whether or not the weather has my back. And last night I might’ve baked up black figs on naan in order to pizza it up without the whole 500 degree oven thing.

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I bet you’ll want to package these up for all your favorite people to eat for lunch. I bet you’ll invite a super hottie over for one along with a simple yet tasty salad full of strawberries and blue cheese. I bet you’ll want to keep these on hand to bring to lunch at work. I bet the bun will steal other people’s lunch thunder.

But mostly here’s how you make these: mash stuff, stir things, pat patties, and fry them in a little bit of olive oil. Wam. Bam. Burger time. These are a punch in the face with flavor. I blame the lemon, and by blame I mean: hell yeah lemon!

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Chickpea Sliders with Whipped Feta and Cucumber Slaw
Burger recipe adapted from Cooking Light

Ingredients:

chick pea sliders -

  • 1/2 cup mashed potatoes ( or 1 medium red potato)
  • 3 T olive oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 shallot chopped
  • 1 (15.5 oz.) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 t hot sauce
  • 1/2 t smoked paprika
  • 1/4 t freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

whipped dill feta -

  • 1/2 cup feta
  • 3 T Greek yogurt
  • 1 T fresh dill, chopped

cucumber slaw -

  • 1/2 an English cucumber, grated
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • salt + pepper

*Serve them up on Roasted Beet Brioche Buns!

Directions:

  1. Peel and boil the potato for about 10 minutes or until knife slices into it super easy-like. Meanwhile, place the feta, Greek yogurt, and dill in a food processor. Process until smooth. Add more yogurt as needed. Chill. Grate the cucumber and toss with vinegar, salt, and pepper. Chill.
  2. Transfer cooked potato to a medium bowl. Add one tablespoon of olive oil, garlic, shallot, and chick peas. Mash until pretty smooth, but still a little bit chunky (follow your heart). Add the lemon zest, hot sauce, spices, and egg. Stir together. Add panko bread crumbs, crumbling as you add them to the mixture. Stir together. Divide into 8 patties, less or more depending on the bun size you’re working with.
  3. Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Cook burgers for about 4 minutes on each side, or until browned and crisped. Serve on toasted buns with whipped feta and cucumber slaw.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

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Check out everyone else who posted burgers today: Sweet Chili and Pineapple Thai Burgers, Caprese Burgers, Lamb Burgers with Goat Cheese and Tzatziki, Pesto Bacon Breakfast Burger, Eggplant Hummus Veggie Burgers, and Paleo Veggie Sliders.

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachael | Spache the Spatula June 19, 2014 at 4:21 am

Wow, not only do these *sound* amazing, but the e*look* amazing! Loving that beet bun! Also, “whipped dill feta”…I die. Pinned so hard.

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Laura @ Raise Your Garden June 19, 2014 at 8:05 am

For someone who has a slight Pinterest addiction (I’m getting the help that I need) I can’t believe I have never seen anything like your roasted beet brioche bun. Wow!!!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 19, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Love the bun, love the slaw and love the sliders! Holy yum!

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe June 19, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Girrrrrrrrllll. I’m pretty happy that your brain exists.

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Carla June 19, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Whoa the color of these burgers (both the buns and patty) are stunning! I’m not a vegetarian but can’t wait to try this chickpea sandwich.

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Barb June 20, 2014 at 8:05 am

Wow, these burgers look amazing! So beautiful and can’t wait to try :)

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Rachel Cooks June 20, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Those buns! That slaw! And whipped feta with DILL?!?! I need these. Tonight.

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Sophie June 20, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Lady Gaga of burgers is RIGHT! Obsessed with that pink bun and soooo happy you made this burger meatless! MY FAVE. Chickpeas ftw :) Happy weekend, lady!!

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Cindy June 20, 2014 at 7:57 pm

these are the prettiest damn burgers ever.

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Nicole June 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm

These just made my weekend menu! They look amazing, especially love the idea of cucumber slaw.

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Millie | Add A Little June 22, 2014 at 3:28 am

Seriously yum – these look totally amazing!!!!! And the buns are BEAUTIFUL!!!!111! (I’m freaking out about how cute these are if you couldn’t tell!)

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Becky Winkler June 22, 2014 at 8:50 am

I also would like to try making only pink foods…or at least including one or more pink food in each meal. These sound amazing.

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D June 22, 2014 at 10:03 am

Has anyone tried making these without the egg? or with a substitute?

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Ana June 26, 2014 at 3:13 pm

These were fantastic! My new favorite sandwich, thanks for sharing!!

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