Barbeque Chickpea Sliders

Vegan mini burger made of chickpeas

Veggie sliders! Who knew? This tasty and nutritious alternative to beef or chicken will still wow the crowd gathered to watch the Big Game. (Your crew may even feel light enough for some backyard touch football by halftime!) Serve them up on a platter, and let ‘em choose their toppings, from avocado tomato, and barbeque sauce, to red onion, and more.

At just 90 calories per burger, 14 g of carbohydrates, no cholesterol, 3 g of fat, and just 160 mg of sodium (with 4 g of protein), there’s no flag on the play here. Grab, eat, enjoy, repeat!


2 cans (15½ ounces each) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

2 tbsp. olive oil

3 green onions, finely chopped (about ½ cup)

1 large carrot, shredded (about 1 cup)

Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

1/3 cup whole-wheat flour (or garbanzo bean flour)

Mini whole-grain hamburger buns, toasted




Barbecue sauce

Other (your choice!)

In a food processor or with a hand blender, puree beans and oil until smooth. Stir in carrots, onions, salt, and pepper. Add in flour until mixture comes together. Form 12 mini patties. Cook in skillet or on grill until each side is browned, about 4 minutes per side. Assemble burger on bun with avocado, tomato, and barbecue sauce.

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