Smoky Chickpea Burgers with Cilantro-Lime Apple Slaw (Vegan)

Smoky chickpea quinoa burgers topped with cilantro-lime apple slaw make for an incredibly delicious vegan meal. These burgers contain nutritious, wholesome ingredients and are packed with enough flavor to please just about any palette.

Course: Entree, Vegan
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 115kcal


  • 1 15.5 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 2.5 tablespoon water to create flax egg
  •  cup cooked and cooled quinoa
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt + ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro
  • 4 buns or wraps
  • ***Cilantro-Lime Apple Slaw***
  • ½ large apple julienned
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 2 teaspoon apple cider or red wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sweetener of choice I used Stevia
  • Pinch of sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro


  • Begin by preparing the slaw. Simply combine all slaw ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and mix well. Refrigerate for ~30 mins before serving to allow flavors to marry.
  • Prepare flax egg by combining flaxseed meal and water in a small bowl and mixing well. Let sit for ~5 minutes to thicken.
  • Prepare burgers by placing drained chickpeas in a large bowl and mashing them with a fork. Add flax egg and remaining burger ingredients and mix until well-combined (feel free to use your hands to mash everything up well). Form into 4 burger patties.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and coat with a drizzle of olive oil or coconut oil. Once hot, add burgers to the pan and saute for ~4-5 minutes per side, until browned. Try to avoid flipping them more than once.
  • Place burger on a bun and top with slaw and additional toppings if desired (I used microgreens, avocado and watermelon radishes). Makes 4 burgers.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 260mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1.5g