Orange Buffalo Chickpea Burgers

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Summer is here, which means more fun in the sun and incredible burger recipes to eat outside! This Orange Buffalo Chickpea Burger recipe is packed with plant-based protein, fiber and healthy fats! It is topped with a spicy and tangy buffalo sauce and crunchy cabbage. Yum!

One of the things I love about this recipe is that it is made with only real, whole foods and some incredible spices! While there are some good veggie burgers on the market, there are also many that are filled with processed ingredients and lots of unnecessary oil. This recipe is satisfying for the whole family and will definitely become your new summer staple! 

White plate with chickpea burgers. Filled with purple cabbage, sauce and arugula.

Health Benefits of Burger Ingredients


Beans are an incredible plant-based protein, packed with fiber and also contains B vitamins! B vitamins are important because they help increase neurotransmitter levels, including serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. All of these helps regulate mood. 


Quinoa is a great gluten-free grain alternative. Did you know that quinoa is actually a pseudo-grain? A pseudo-grain is a seed that has the same incredible benefits as grains. Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein!


Leafy greens are packed with nutrients and arugula is no exception! The vitamin K found in arugula is needed for blood clotting and healing wounds. Arugula is also a great source of folate, which is important for healthy red blood cells! 

Purple Cabbage

The beautiful purple color in cabbage is due to the antioxidant called anthocyanin. This amazing flavonoid may be linked to lowering blood pressure and lowering the risk of heart disease. 

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Bowl of buffalo sauce, chickpea burgers in left bottom corner and full burger with bun in top left corner.

Orange Buffalo Chickpea Burger

Print Recipe


  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • ½ cup oat flour 3/4 cup rolled oats, ground
  • ¼ cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric

Sauce Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Limoneira navel orange juice
  • ¼ cup sriracha
  • 1 ½ tablespoons vegan butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Topping Ingredients

  • Baby arugula
  • Shaved purple cabbage
  • Burger buns


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, add ground flax seeds and warm water. Let sit for 3 minutes. Add in chickpeas and mash with potato masher. Add in oat flour, quinoa and spices. Mix to combine.
  • Form into 4 burger patties and add into parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, add vegan butter, sriracha, orange juice, olive oil and spices. Stir to combine. Add a splash of cold water to help sauce come together.
  • Arrange burgers with sauce on the bottom bun, arugula, burger, purple cabbage and top bun.
Author: Healthy Grocery Girl

If you love this recipe, see below for more easy burger recipes! As always all Healthy Grocery Girl recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and predominantly plant-based. 

Honey Curry Cauliflower Veggie Burgers

Black Bean Salsa Burgers

BBQ Sloppy Joes

White plate topped with chickpea burger, cabbage, arugula and bun.
Baked burgers on the bottom right, bowl of buffalo sauce in the middle and full burgers on the left side.

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