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Carrot & Chickpea Burgers

What kid doesn’t love burgers? These carrot & chickpea burgers have a sweet and yummy twist - they are veg-filled and really delicious. The real joy of this recipe comes from the kids getting their hands dirty and shaping the patties.

Recipe and image by Claire Wright ( for Veg Power (



  • 3 medium carrots, grated
  • 1x 400g tin of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 medium egg
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp dried mixed herbs
  • 100g breadcrumbs or porridge oats
  • Your choice of extras to serve: burger buns, sliced tomatoes, sliced avocados, lettuce, mayonnaise or hummus or pesto, pickles, sliced cheese, or your own favourites



  • Mix carrots, chickpeas, egg, salt & pepper, dried mixed herbs and breadcrumbs or oats in a food processor to form a smooth, thick paste. 
  • Form into 8 patties and fry in a drizzle of olive oil in a pan set over medium heat until cooked through and golden (about 3-4 mins on each side). 
  • Serve with your choice of bun, fillings and extras.

To make it extra fun for the kids, choose a selection of favourite burger fillings you are happy for them to eat and lay them out in bowls and plates on the table to make it a “build-your-own” burger dinner. They are more likely to eat the veg they choose to put in it themselves!