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Middle Eastern burghul burger

Total Time
2 hr
35 min
10 min


Burghul, dry

cup(s), (60g)

Canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 400g can, (1x400g can)


cup(s), (35g), toasted

Brown onion

1 small, chopped


2 clove(s), chopped

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

½ cup(s), chopped

Fresh coriander

½ cup(s), chopped

Ground cumin

1 tsp

Ground allspice

1 tsp

Bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp

Plain flour

cup(s), (50g)


1 medium, lightly beaten

99% fat-free, plain Greek yoghurt, unsweetened

½ cup(s), (120g)

Fresh lemon rind

1½ tsp, finely grated

Lemon juice

1½ tbs

Wholemeal bread roll

6 medium, (6x50g)

Mixed salad leaves

80 g

Lebanese cucumber

1 medium, peeled to ribbons


2 medium, thinly sliced


  1. Place burghul in a sieve. Rinse under running water until water runs clear. Transfer to a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Cover with a plate. Stand for 10 minutes. Stir burghul, re-cover and stand for 5 minutes. Drain and cool. Squeeze out excess liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, process chickpeas, walnuts, onion, garlic, parsley, coriander, cumin, allspice, bicarbonate of soda, flour and egg in a food processor until almost smooth. Stir in burghul.
  3. Using damp hands, shape mixture into 6 patties. Place patties on a tray lined with baking paper. Refrigerate, uncovered, for 1 hour.
  4. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook patties, turning gently, for 10 minutes or until browned and warmed through.
  5. Meanwhile, combine yoghurt, lemon rind and lemon juice in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Place roll bases on serving plates. Fill with leaves, cucumber, patties, tomato and yoghurt sauce. Top with roll tops. Serve.


TIP: Store any uncooked patties in the fridge, covered, for up to 3 days or freeze patties wrapped in plastic wrap and in snap-lock bags for up to 1 month. Thaw overnight before using.