Spinach, Cheese & Chickpea Veggie Burgers

Spinach and Chickpea Veggie Burgers are easy to make, healthy, delicious a great way to smuggle spinach into fussy children. I bake them in the oven rather than fry them as it's healthier and easier. My friend Katy gave me this recipe and I love it.

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The recipe makes 6 large or 12 small burgers. If I make large burgers I like to serve them in buns with fried onions and relish or ketchup. If I make small burgers I serve them with roasted cherry tomatoes, salad, pitta bread and houmous or salsa.

Adding grated cheddar cheese gives these burgers lovely rich flavour. Crumbled feta is also delicious, but it gives a sharper flavour. Add a finely chopped chilli for a kick.

Spinach, Cheese & Chickpea Veggie Burgers

  • Makes: 12 small or 6 large burgers

  • Time: 15-20 mins hands on time + 20 mins baking

  • Calories: 266 for one large burger)


  • A little oil for greasing

  • 400g tin of chickpeas, drained

  • 120g fresh spinach leaves, finely chopped

  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced

  • 75g Cheddar, grated (or feta crumbled)

  • 2 small carrots, grated

  • 1 large egg, whisked


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 C / gas mark 6 / fan 180 C. Grease a large baking sheet with a little oil - I like to line mine with greaseproof paper first.

  2. Put the chickpeas in a large bowl. Mash them roughly with a potato masher or fork. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix everything really well with your hands. Season to taste.

  3. Split the mixture into 6 or 12 portions. Now wash your hands and shape each portion into a burger shape. It helps if your hands are wet for this job to avoid sticking.

  4. .Bake the burgers for around 20 minutes until golden and piping hot flipping once half way through the cooking time.