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Spinach Burgers

These spicy burgers rise above the pre-packaged, frozen variety.Meal Plan: Serve burgers with a simple salad of shredded romaine lettuce, minced parsley and a drizzle of olive oil and fresh lemon juice.



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15-oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
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1 cup packed chopped fresh spinach
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2 scallions (white and light green parts), sliced
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1 clove garlic, crushed
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¼ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
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2 Tbs. tahini
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1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
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⅛ tsp. ground cumin
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1 to 2 tsp. olive oil
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4 pita pockets
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8 pepperoncini peppers, drained and sliced, discard stems and seeds
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1 large tomato, chopped
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½ cucumber, peeled and sliced


  1. In food processor, combine garbanzo beans, spinach, scallions, garlic and flour. Pulse on/off several times to blend well. Add salt and pepper to taste and process briefly. Shape mixture into 4 patties about 1/2 inch thick.
  2. In small bowl, mix tahini, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons water, cumin and salt to taste. Set aside.
  3. In large nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat. Add burgers and cook until browned, about 4 minutes per side, adding a little more oil if necessary.
  4. Cut pita breads in half. Cut burgers in half and place in pita breads. Spoon pepperoncini, tomatoes and cucumbers over burgers and drizzle with reserved tahini sauce.

Nutrition Information: 

16 g
Total Fat: 
9 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
67 g
344 mg
8 g
4 Servings

Comments on this Recipe

These are awful. We ruined a food processor, then the blender didn't work either. Too sticky to process. Junk. Worst recipe ever.

I did not enjoy this burger. I had to add 2 eggs to get the burger to stick together. The burger itself is not particularly flavorful. I did not make the sauce--perhaps that would have made a difference.

I've made these burgers several times. I love them. They are very healthful as well. I typically add 1/4 cup of water to the food processor because it is sometimes too thick.

I love these burgers! The only thing I did to alter the recipe was use dried garbanzo beans and cook them myself first...I stay away from anything canned. I boiled them with garlic cloves & onion.