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Tomato Chickpea Burgers

Simple, Quick, Easy, and Tasty, Tomato and Chickpea Burgers are perfect for these hectic back-to-school nights!

I’ve partnered with Red Gold Tomatoes to bring you these juicy, vegetarian, tomato and chickpea burgers. As always, all opinions and recipe are my very own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that keep this Srilankan Runnin!

Tomato Chickpea Burgers @RunninSrilankan

If you’ve ever worked with Photoshop, there’s no denying its crazy editing powers…
Hair can be added to bald spots; a green lawn can appear without brown spots; necks can be lengthened; streets can be widened; I mean, there’s really no end to what a few clicks can do!

Sometimes, a few clicks can result in something controversial: as in those highly edited print advertisements…

And, sometimes, a few clicks can result in something just mind-blowing…

Tomato Chickpea Vegetarian Burgers

Recently, I was perusing the interwebs, when I came across “foodscapes” by Carl Warner.

Mr. Warner has been around perfecting his art of photography and photo manipulation, for the past 15 years, but I just found out about him and his amazing talent of using vegetables and fruits to create mind-blowing landscapes, or, rather – “foodscapes”!

Red Gold Tomatoes

I then proceeded to spend way, way too much time feasting my eyes on his Onion Taj Mahal, his Celery Forest, and his Salmon Sea.

To be honest, I’ve never been much a salami fan – but, I gotta say, salami never looked so good as in his Salami Mountain or Salami Tuscany.

In one article, Mr. Warner was quoted as saying: “It’s really quite fun… just creating something from nothing. I like the idea that I can grab a bag of groceries in the morning, and in the afternoon I’m retouching a photograph of a beautiful broccoli forest. That really inspires me, because it makes you think you can do so much with so little.

Red Gold Tomato Chickpea Burgers

And, doing “so much with so little“, is all what these burgers are about!

These are simple vegetarian burgers, made with Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies Red Gold Tomato Paste, and chickpeas.

An egg, a little seasoning, and these burgers were ready in less than 30 minutes!

Simple, easy, and quick!

My daughter and I eat these with a side of Spicy Pineapple and Mango Sauce. Since we managed to polish off all these burgers last night, I am just sitting here wishing I could use Photoshop to clone or “rubber stamp” a copy of these burgers for lunch today!

Tomato Chickpea Vegetarian Burgers

Tomato Chickpea Burgers

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Simple, Quick, Easy, and Tasty, Tomato and Chickpea Burgers are perfect for these hectic back-to-school nights!


  • 1 10 oz . can Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
  • 1 15.5 oz . can of chickpeas
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Red Gold tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Add the olive oil to a pan and let it heat up over a medium flame
  2. Meanwhile, add the chickpeas and the Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies to a blender and pulse till chickpeas are broken down
  3. Scrape this into a bowl and add the chopped garlic, egg, Red Gold tomato paste, paprika, and cumin - and mix well.
  4. Form into circles and let cook/fry/brown in the pan with the olive oil for 3- 4 minutes (or till golden) on each side.
  5. Enjoy with Spicy Pineapple and Mango Sauce!
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 176Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 23mgSodium 56mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 5gSugar 4gProtein 7g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an approximation only. Savory Spin makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Please do consult a professional nutritionist for more accurate information. Please do keep in mind that prep times, cooking times, etc, are provided as guidelines as there are so many variables at play.

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Thursday 6th of August 2015

Your recipes and creativity are always the best, Shashi--totally saving this and sharing it this week! Have a lovely rest of the week!


Friday 7th of August 2015

Thanks so much Ala! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx

Savita @ ChefDeHome

Wednesday 5th of August 2015

Chickpeas are my favorite grain on earth and I can have it for all three meals! Tomato and chickpea combo sounds very delicious, Shashi! loving it! pinning it too :)


Wednesday 5th of August 2015

I can too! :) Thanks so much Savita


Wednesday 5th of August 2015

So much with so little is bang on. Chickpea burgers never looked so sexy! :) PINNING!


Wednesday 5th of August 2015

Haha! I don't think I could ever look at chickpea burgers in quite the same way again, Nagi! :)

Helen @ Scrummy Lane

Wednesday 5th of August 2015

You sure eat well at your house, Shashi! Your daughter is one lucky girl! I just love the mango sauce you've put with these ... what a stellar flavour combo!! Oh, and Warner's pictures are just incredible ... I've seen them! :-)


Wednesday 5th of August 2015

Helen, Warner's pictures just blew my mind! Simply amazing! I do try to get my gal to eat somewhat healthy most of the time - life's about balance right? If we want dessert, then veggie burgers are a must ;)

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