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Tahini Sweet Potato Burgers:30 mins of prep = ~1-2 weeks worth of easy lunches



  • 1 can chickpeas, drained

  • 1 large purple, white sweet potato (~377 grams)

  • 1 egg (to make vegan use chia egg - 1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water, let sit for 10-20 minutes)

  • 2 ounces Chickpea crumbs OR Bada Bean Bada Boom dry roasted fava beans, processed into bread crumbs*

  • 2 tsp lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup tahini

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 medium sweet onion

  • Optional: 1 Tbsp beet root for color

Spice Blend:

  • 1 Tbsp cumin

  • 1 tsp garlic

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp Trader Joe's mushroom seasoning

  • 1 tsp coconut aminos

  • 1 Tbsp Everything but the Bagel Seasoning

*any bread crumb works, Chickpea crumbs or Bada Bean Bada Boom dry roasted fava beans helps to increase the protein & fiber content of the burgers.

MAKES: 13 burgers

Nutrition: 120 calories & 5 g protein/burger


  1. Preheat oven to 410 degrees F

  2. Dice onion and mince garlic. Saute on high heat. Add water as needed to prevent burning.

  3. While that's cooking, place sweet potato in microwave, cook for 5 minutes or until soft.

  4. Add sweet potato, canned chickpeas and spices to blender. Process until slightly smooth but still chunky.

  5. Scoop into a large bowl. Add lemon juice, tahini, egg, cooked onion and garlic, bread crumbs, beet root (if using), and spices.

  6. Mix well until everything is well incorporated.

  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Form into 13 burgers. Cook for 10-13 minutes per side or until crispy.

Boost the protein content by choosing wraps or breads with at least 5 g protein (Ex. Dave's killer bread, 2 x Trader Joes low in carb wraps) or serve onto a high protein starch like farro, quinoa, wheat berries.

Make it a meal:

  • Serve with 2 slices whole grain bread (look for varieties with at least 3 g of fiber), sliced tomato, and a side salad

  • Serve over cauliflower rice, 1 tbsp tahini drizzle, and crackers

  • Serve over 1/2 - 1 cup cooked high protein grains (quinoa, farro, wheat berries) and veggies like chopped cucumber, tomato, olives, sweet onion

  • Wrap it! add some hummus, tzatziki, or babaganoush along with some olives for a middle eastern twist

  • Getting bored? Crumble it up and serve over a cooked purple sweet potato, banana slices, and tahini drizzle.



Registered Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist
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