The Anatomy of The Perfect Vegan Chickpea Burger
Learn how to make the absolute PERFECT vegan chickpea burger, from homemade buns to patties, sauces, greens, and veggies, plus some extra tips and tricks!
Recipe type: Main
Serves: ~10
  • Gluten-Free Vegan Burger Buns:
  • 500g gluten-free flour mix (I used MixIt by Schar)
  • 250ml lukewarm water
  • 250ml warm soy milk
  • 5 Tbsps coconut oil, melted
  • 3 Tbsps psyllium husks
  • 2 Tbsps sugar
  • 1½ tsps sea salt
  • 10g instant yeast
  • 3 Tbsps olive oil + ½ tsp turmeric - for coating
  • smoked paprika
  • some black cumin or black sesame seeds
  • some more oil, for greasing
  • Vegan Burger Patties:
  • 250g dry chickpeas, soaked in warm water overnight
  • ½ cup flour (any kind of flour you want)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 Tbsps carob powder
  • 4 Tbsps psyllium husks
  • 2 tsps dry thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp 7 peppers spice
  • 2 tsps smoked paprika
  • 2 tsps garlic powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbsps dry veggie mix (with carrots, celeriac etc.) - If you don't have something similar to this, just grate ½ medium carrot + ¼ celeriac.
  • Assembly (other ingredients):
  • 2-3 thin onion slices / burger
  • a couple of pickle slices or a slice of pickled roasted red pepper / burger
  • 2-3 thin tomato slices / burger
  • a couple of valerian leaves / burger
  • vegan aioli sauce (I used this amazing recipe. You can also buy it if you want.)
  • ketchup
  1. Gluten-Free Vegan Burger Buns:
  2. Combine lukewarm water with warm soy milk, sugar and yeast. Mix until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add flour and psyllium husks in a large bowl. Add salt, liquids and coconut oil. Mix well. Don't worry if it will look very sticky. It's ok. Gluten-free flour is a bit different and needs more liquids. A 1:1 ratio is best.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit for an hour or so at warm temperature (near an oven or a stove maybe).
  5. Put some parchment paper on a large oven tray and grease it. Heat the oven at 180C.
  6. Once the dough has risen, grease your hands with some oil and separate it into ~10 small balls.
  7. Shape the buns and place them on the tray. Your hands should be very well greased, or else the dough will stick to your hands.
  8. Mix olive oil with turmeric powder and using a brush, coat each bun. This will give them color.
  9. Sprinkle some smoked paprika and seeds on top and bake in the oven for approx. 25 minutes, or until golden.
  10. Vegan Burger Patties:
  11. Boil chickpeas in a large pot. Add baking soda. Boil for 40-50 minutes, or until ready and soft.
  12. Drain chickpeas and put them in your food processor.
  13. Add all the other ingredients for the burger patties.
  14. Process for 1-2 minutes.
  15. Store in the fridge for 30 minutes before using.
  16. Tip: You can make the veggie patties composition right after you put the buns in the oven. This way, both the buns and patties will be ready in the same time.
  17. Heat some oil in a large non-stick pan.
  18. Shape the burger patties and place them in the pan.
  19. Fry each patty 1-2 minutes on each side.
  20. Assembly:
  21. Make the perfect vegan burger!
  22. Add ketchup and aioli sauce on the buns. Add onion and tomato slices.
  23. Place the vegan burger patty and top it with valerian leaves, pickles and some more sauce if you want.
  24. Enjoy! :)
Recipe by Gourmandelle | Vegetarian Blog at