Chickpea Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

Portions:
4

Serving Size:
1 burger in pita, 1/4 cup tzatziki sauce

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Heart Healthy
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 1/2 recipe Tzatziki Sauce from the DaVita.com recipe
  • 15 ounces canned chickpeas
  • 4 small scallions or 2 large scallions
  • 4 red onion slices
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pita bread

Preparation

  1. Prepare the Tzatziki Sauce and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Trim and slice the scallions. Slice the onion.
  3. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, scallions, egg, flour, oregano, cumin and salt. Blend and pulse until a course mixture forms that holds together when pressed. The mixture will be moist. Form into 4 patties.
  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. When hot, add patties. Cook until golden and beginning to crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook until golden brown and crisp, 2 to 4 minutes more.
  5. Warm the pitas and cut each in half.
  6. Assemble burgers by carefully splitting pita halves open, then placing chickpea burger inside, and topping with tzatziki sauce and red onion slice.

Helpful hints

  • Add lettuce and cucumbers for extra crunch.
  • Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans. Compare labels and select the lowest sodium product.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 262

Protein 11 g

Carbohydrates 32 g

Fat 10 g

Cholesterol 48 mg

Sodium 355 mg

Potassium 243 mg

Phosphorus 180 mg

Calcium 75 mg

Fiber 5.2 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  •  1-1/2 starch
  • 1 low-potassium vegetable
  • 1-1/2 fat
  • 1/2 milk

Carbohydrate choices

2

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