Chickpea Burgers and Tahini Sauce
|For the chickpea burgers:|
chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
scallions, spring or green onions
trimmed and sliced
olive oil, extra-virgin
pita bread, whole wheat
6 1/2-inch, halved and warmed, if desired
tahini (sesame paste)
To prepare burgers:
Place chickpeas, scallions, egg, flour, oregano, cumin and ¼ teaspoon salt in a food processor.
Pulse, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides, until a coarse mixture forms that holds together when pressed.
(The mixture will be moist.) Form into 4 patties.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add patties and cook until golden and beginning to crisp, 4 to 5 minutes.
Carefully flip and cook until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes more.
To prepare sauce and serve:
Meanwhile, combine yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, parsley and ¼ teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.
Divide the patties among the pitas and serve with the sauce.