Hummus Patties With Tzatziki-Style Yogurt Sauce

Whoops…so I lied yesterday. I didn’t get up and go for a run with hill sprints. I forgot that today was Friday so it’s hike day! We are going on a hike to Hope Lake (near Ice Lake from last week) and this time we’re going with friends. Pictures and a review to come.

But for now I have a new recipe for you! I made this little ditty on Monday and put up a picture on Instagram. To my surprise, I got 18 likes…a personal record! Seems like everyone was just as excited as I am about these bad boys.

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I’ve brought you pinto burgers and black bean burgers, now here is my take on Hummus Burgers…though I call them patties because I enjoyed them without a bun. They are a cross between a bean burger and falafel…sautéed instead of fried and they make a nice and flavorful change from simple veggie patties. Enjoy!

Hummus Patties with Tzatziki-Style Sauce

For the sauce:

  • 6 0z yogurt (I used plain soy, but you could use non-fat, plain Greek for extra protein)
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)
  • 1/4 cucumber, minced
  • Shake of garlic powder
  • Shake of spices (I used oregano but I believe dill is traditional, although I don’t like dill at all)

Mix all ingredients together and set out while making patties. I thought it was better room temp.

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For the patties:

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • Spoonful of tahini (probably optional, but helps give it a hummus flavor)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1/2-1 lemon
  • Up to 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • Paprika, salt & pepper


    1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. PULSE gently until a rough mix is formed. Alternatively you could mash well with a fork or potato masher.
    2. Wet hands and form into patties (you could make 4 regular sized patties or more mini patties).
    3. Heat a skillet to medium-high. Spray with olive oil cooking spray or drizzle with oil. Sauté for about 5 minutes per side. I sprinkled with extra paprika while in the skillet because I love my lemon-paprika hummus.
    4. Serve on a bed of mixed greens and red onion and top with the yogurt sauce. I enjoyed the patty with fresh veggies and pearled couscous on the side.

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Make sure you only pulse the ingredients, don’t overly process or you will end up with something more like actual hummus!

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See how the mixture is still quite “chunky" just wet your hands and form it into patties.


You could serve it like a traditional burger, but I liked it with veggies and couscous.

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I also enjoyed it wrap-style the next day. Instead of one large patty I made 3 mini patties and used the leftover couscous and veggies in a whole wheat wrap.

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wrap how to

Yum, next time I want to put all of the goodies into a warmed pita pocket!

Happy Friday everyone, I’m headed up into the mountains now.


4 thoughts on “Hummus Patties With Tzatziki-Style Yogurt Sauce

  1. that monster wrap looks amazing! i might have to try this patty recipe, though i’ve always baked my veggie burgers. haven’t tried cooking them on the stove top yet..

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