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Cajun Chickpea Burgers | Spicy veggie burgers made from chickpeas that hold together perfectly!
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5 from 6 votes

Cajun Chickpea Burgers

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Erin


  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 1 green pepper seeds removed
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoon yellow onion
  • 2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • Handful of cilantro
  • 1 flax egg 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 2 1/2 tablespoon water, stirred
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs*
  • Juice from 1 lime


  • Create flax egg: place flaxseed meal into a a bowl and then add water; stir and let sit for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Put chickpeas, pepper, garlic, onion cajun seasoning, and cilantro into the food processor and pulse until everything is mixed together. Pour mixture into a large bowl.
  • Stir in flax egg, breadcrumbs and lime juice by hand, adding more breadcrumbs and/or a bit of flour (I've used whole wheat) 1 tablespoon at a time until mixture is no longer sticky.
  • Scoop out 1/4-1/3 cup and your hands to form mixture into patties.
  • Heat a large skillet with a bit of olive oil and then place the burgers into the skillet and cook on medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • Top with your favorite burgers toppings and enjoy!


*If you're low on breadcrumbs, you can use flour. The second time I made these I ended up using 1/4 cup breadcrumbs and 1/4 cup flour and they worked out fine.
**The burgers should hold together pretty well. However, if you're fearful that they may fall apart in the skillet, place them in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes beforehamnd to assure everything holds together. I didn't refrigerate mine and they held together wonderfully, but it's always an option.
***Serving size will vary, but recipe should make around 8 burgers