Spinach Chickpea Turkey Burgers

What on earth is a chickpea spinach turkey burger? Well it’s exactly how it sounds! A little bit of spinach, a little bit of chickpeas and part turkey burger. For a completely vegetarian option, you can view the original recipe here, which only uses chickpeas and I recommend using the whole egg, not just the white.

I had some ground turkey hanging out in the fridge and since I am trying to cut down my meat intake, I didn’t want to have a turkey burger straight up. And you remember I said that I had extra chickpeas since I made DAMY Health’s chocolate cake batter dip. You should also remember I did a post the other day about wanting to try out some of the chickpea recipes I found on Eating Well. You do remember, right?

In any event, I bring to you a mesh of things that created the spinach chickpea turkey burger. Feel free to experiment with your own favorite spices and herbs. This burger has tons of protein and fiber and kept me full for hours! Definitely going to be a good to have on my very long, exhausting days. Enjoy!

(Adapted from Eating Well)


4 oz. of Lean Ground Turkey

1/2 Cup of Chickpeas (drained & rinsed)

1 Cup of Fresh Spinach

1 Large Egg’s White

1/2 Tbsp of Olive Oil

1 Tbsp of Flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Baking Flour)

1 tsp of Oregano

1 tsp of Both Onion and Garlic Powder (or use fresh)

Dash of Sea Salt and Pepper

Place chickpeas, spinach, egg white, flour, oregano, onion and garlic powder, salt, pepper and olive oil into a food processor. Pulse, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides.

Take the chickpea mixture and combine with ground turkey. Mix well, then form into two patties (Serves Two).

Heat a skillet on medium flame sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.  Add one or both patties and cook until golden and beginning to crisp. Cook for about 5-8 minutes.

Carefully flip (to avoid breakage!) and cook until golden brown. Cook for another 5-8 minutes. Place onto your favorite bun, wrap, pita, salad, etc. Enjoy!

Calories (Burger Only; Average): 190  Fat: 7.5g  Fiber: 4.5g  Protein: 17.5g

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