Smokey Chickpea & Sweet Potato Burgers

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Recipe by: Dr. Vincent Esposito

Here’s a delicious recipes that makes a perfect, family friendly main meal. These smokey sweet potato and chickpea burgers are super healthy, high protein and with lots of nutritious veggies.

You can serve these burgers alone or in a bun with a crispy salad and some chewy sweet potato fries. Or, just regular potato fries if that’s what floats your boat.

To make delicious sweet potato fries it’s best to pre-boil your cut potato (or stem) until tender but not cooked. Then add to a pan with some hot coconut oil, add some seasoning and bake in the oven until golden and chewy.

The coconut oil really compliments the flavour of sweet potato so it’s a great oil to use. You don’t need to use much if you want to keep calories down and oil to a minimum in your diet.

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Smoky Chickpea & Sweet Potato Burgers

These burgers make a great main meal when served with sweet potato or other fries of choice. Great for BBQ's!
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 28oz can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 large roasted Sweet Potato diced
  • 1 cup chickpea Flour OR Oat Flour
  • 1 red Onion diced
  • 6 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp ground Flaxseeds + 4 T Water whisked together
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp dried Oregano
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil OR Vegetable Stock for sautéing

For serving

  • Burger Buns
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Hot Sauce
  • Sliced Jalapenos
  • Shredded Lettuce or Cabbage
  • Pickled Onions
  • Tomatoes


  • Rinse and chop the produce accordingly. Roast and cool the sweet potato prior to assembling the burgers.
  • Preheat your oven to 400˚F and line 1 baking tray.
  • Set a skillet to medium heat. Once hot, add the garlic and onion. Sauté the garlic and onion for 5-6 minutes, until the onion is translucent, then remove them from heat.
  • Add the chickpeas to a large mixing bowl. Using a potato masher, mash them, but keep some whole to add some consistency. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl, and stir to combine. Season to taste.
  • Form the patties and place them on the lined baking tray. Bake them for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Assemble the burgers with your desired fixings. Enjoy!



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