Veggie Burgers with Onion and Cilantro

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2 1/2 cups chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 spring onions, roughly chopped
4 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1/3 cup chopped, fresh cilantro
grated zest of one large lemon
1 cups sprouts (of any kind ~ could be broccoli, onion, or alfalfa sprouts), optional
1 cup toasted bread crumbs
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or clarified butter


Pulse the onions a few times in a  food processor. Add the garbanzo beans, eggs, and salt. Puree until the mixture is the consistency of a very think, slightly chunky hummus. Pour into a mixing bowl and stir in the cilantro, lemon zest, and sprouts. Add the breadcrumbs, stir and let sit for a couple of minutes so the crumbs can absorb some of the moisture. Form into 12 - 1 1/2 inch patties, or six large patties.