June 8, 2014

Salmon Chickpea Burger

Can Burger and Quick'n'healthy go together? Well, if you stick to your clean standards in choosing the ingredients and if you use a little bit of planning, then Yes, they can go together. I have a growing up teenager at home, who for most of the time is very adaptive to our healthy, clean eating. Sometimes though he gets excited if I make a burger or a pizza or something that falls under the generic kid friendly category. So here is something that I make to excite my foodie teenager. Hope you and your teenagers enjoy it too.

Ingredients:
  • Wild caught Alaskan salmon - 2 steaks (6 oz each)
  • Chickpeas - 1/2 cup soaked overnight - I use black channa, but chickpeas work just as well 
  • Ginger - 2 Tbs
  • Garlic - 3-4 cloves
  • Green chilly - 3-4
  • Coriander leaves - 5-6 stems
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Flax seeds - 2 Tbs
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Sea salt - 1 tsp 

Directions:
  • Grind chickpea coarsely using blender or food processor. Stop and scrape sides frequently so that you can control the grinding. Transfer to a bowl.   
  • Do the same with ginger, garlic, green chilly and coriander leaves. Add to the chickpea. 
  • Clean the salmon and remove skin. Mince it using food processor or blender. You can also just chop it really fine. Transfer to bowl with chickpea mixture. 
  • Preheat oven at 400 degrees.
  • Grind the flax seeds in your coffee grinder and add to the mixture.
  • Add all spices and salt. Mix well and form sort of a dough.
  • Divide into 6 equal parts. Shape into patties of about 3-4 inches diameter. Arrange  them on a baking tray patted with virgin coconut oil or lined with parchment paper.
  • Drizzle drops of coconut oil on each patty and bake for about 20 minutes or until slightly browned.
  • I don't make sandwiches, since this already has the carbs from chickpeas, but you can definitely serve it on homemade burger buns. 
  • I serve them with a mint yogurt chutney on a bed of fresh baby greens salad. 
  • This makes 6 burgers. Enjoy!!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great recipe! Since there's no egg in this recipe, does the patty fall apart easily?

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