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a burger made with chickpeas and quinoa and topped with halloumi cheese

Chickpea and Quinoa Burgers with Halloumi

If you're after something a little different, then I urge you to make these chickpea and quinoa burgers. And don't forget the secrete topping - halloumi.
Course Main
Cuisine Modern Greek
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 burgers
Calories 172kcal
Author Peter G


  • ¼ cup quinoa dried
  • 400 g chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoon flat leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mint finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pomegrantae molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Burger condiments:

  • halloumi slices cooked and grilled
  • brioche buns toasted
  • salad ingredients
  • relish


  • Preheat your oven to 180 deg C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Cook the dried quinoa according to package instructions and set aside.
  • Combine the chickpeas, cumin, herbs, olive oil, molasses, egg and seasoning in a food processor and process until combined. Transfer this mixture to a bowl and add in the cooked quinoa and combine. Shape into six patties measuring approx. 8-9cm in diameter.
  • Place the patties on the baking tray and cook for 30 mins. ensuring to turn them over halfway.
  • Construct the burgers with your choice of salad on the bottom, followed by the chickpea and quinoa burger, grilled halloumi and relish.


Please note - the nutrition information is based on the burger patties only.


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g