Arabic Tahini Burgers

Arabic Tahini Burgers

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total: 28 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

These Arabic-inspired burgers, made with chickpeas, are smothered with a light and flavorful tahini and yogurt sauce.


  • 1 19-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 4 scallions, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 6-1/2-inch whole-wheat pitas, halved
  • 1/2 cup Greek-style plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Put the chickpeas, scallions, egg, flour, oregano, cumin and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor, and pulse until the mixture is coarse and sticks together when formed into a patty.
  2. Make 4 chickpea patties and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, and add the patties. Cook for 5 minutes, flip, and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, place the yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, parsley and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl and stir to blend.
  5. Place each patty into a pita and top with the sauce. Serve immediately.

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