Recipe: Chickpea Yam Burgers

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These chickpea yam burgers are the easiest and most delicious homemade veggie burger recipe!

Made with just a few ingredients, these burgers are the best addition to your weekly meal prep. They are delicious on top of salads, Buddha bowls, lettuce wrapped or in a classic bun. Not only are they super easy to make, but they also pack a ton of nutrients:

  • Yams: sweet potatoes and yams are interchangeable here but I love using jewel yams best. Yams are a complex carbohydrate, offering a great source of fibre and packing in minerals like Vitamin C for immune support and B vitamins for energy. They are great to include during your menstrual phase to help cut sugar cravings.
  • Chickpeas: a great protein source, packed with fibre and minerals like manganese and folate. Chickpeas are a great addition to any meal to help regulate blood sugar. 
  • Oats: another great source of fibre and great for mood regulation and keeping you satiated.

My favourite thing about these veggie burgers is that they are just so simple to make! Plus they are super versatile. You can whip them up quickly and pair them with your favourite veggies like the kitchen goddess you are. Try adding them to lunch boxes with salads like this one.

Chickpea Yam Burgers

Makes 6 patties

  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 large sized jewel yam/sweet potato, or 2 small ones
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped parsley and/or cilantro
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • A good amount of salt + pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Chop up the yam(s) and steam them in 2 inches of water in a pot with a lid on for about 5 minutes, until soft.
  • Drain and rinse the canned chickpeas.
  • In a food processor, add the chickpeas, steamed yams, oats, nutritional yeast, 2 tbsp. of olive oil, parsley, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper. Blend until nicely combined, but do not over-blend. The mixture shouldn’t be sticky, but good enough to form into patties. If it’s too dry, add some olive oil. If it’s too sticky, add some more oats.
  • Bake the patties for about 30 minutes in the oven at 350F, until nicely baked. To serve, heat them up in a pan with a bit of oil until crispy on both sides. Enjoy lettuce wrapped, in a rice bowl, in a burger bun, etc.