Vegetable burger of lupin beans and pumpkin

Today, I propose you these lupin beans and pumpkin burgers. Lupin beans are legumes that, unfortunately, are not widely known. It is a pity, as they contain high-quality proteins and other important nutrients.

The addition of the pumpkin, stewed with the onion, balances the bitter component of the lupin beans, also giving the burger a smooth texture. Finally, the sweet paprika harmonizes this explosion of taste. I suggest serving these burgers with a classic tzatziki sauce.

  • DifficultyEasy
  • CostCheap
  • Preparation time1 Hour
  • Cooking time30 Minutes
  • Servingmakes 4 burgers
  • Cooking methodOven
  • CuisineItalian


  • 250 gshelled lupin beans (in brine)
  • 200 gpumpkin (pulp)
  • 5 spoonschickpea flour
  • 1white onion
  • 1 clovegarlic
  • 1 teaspoonground sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoonground cumin
  • 1 teaspoonground black pepper
  • q.s.extra virgin olive oil
  • q.s.fresh parsley
  • q.s.fresh chives
  • q.s.table salt


  1. – soak the lupin beans in cold water for 60 minutes;

    – drain the beans, then shell the beans by removing the external skin;

    – in the meantime, chop the onion and the pumpkin;

    – put the vegetables in a saucepan together with a pinch of salt and 2 spoon extra virgin olive oil;

    – put the saucepan on a stove and start cooking on a medium heat;

    – as soon as the oil starts frying, low the heat to the minimum and cover the saucepan with its lid;

    – allow the vegetables to stew slowly in their own liquids;

    – put the shelled lupin beans in a bowl;

    – as soon as the vegetable are stewed, pour them onto the lupin beans;

    – add the garlic, the ground paprika, cumin and black pepper;

    – blend everything with a blender till you get a smooth cream;

    – add the chickpea flour and some fresh parsley;

    – mix everything together;

    – use a ring of about 10cm diameter to shape the burgers;

    – pour the mixture into the ring to make a 3cm thick rounded burger;

    – bake at 175 degrees for about 30 minutes or till golden;

    – top with fresh chives and serve with a tzatziki sauce


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