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BrokeAss Gourmet

Baba Ghanoush Burgers

  • Prep Time 0:15
  • Cook Time 0:10
  • Estimated Cost $8.50

Beautiful eggplants and fresh parsley I picked up on a recent visit to my neighborhood’s new farmers market inspired these delicious pita pockets. Add some fresh yogurt cheese for an extra-special treat.


  • 2 pitas, cut in half to form 4 pita pockets $2
  • 1 15-oz can garbanzo beans, drained and smashed well with a fork $1
  • juice and zest of one lemon $0.50
  • 1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped $1
  • 1 cup eggplant, very finely chopped (1 small eggplant or 1/2 regular eggplant $1
  • 1/2 white onion $0.50
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced Pantry
  • 1/8 cup Greek yogurt plus extra for garnish $1.50
  • 2 cups fresh spinach $1
  • salt and pepper to taste Pantry
  • 2 tbsp olive oil Pantry

Recipe Serves 2


  1. In a medium bowl combine smashed garbanzos, lemon juice, eggplant, onion, garlic, yogurt and most of the parsley (reserve a pinch for garnish). 
  2. Mix well to incorporate and season well with salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the patties for 4-5 minutes on each side. They may be a little flaky but don't worry--they'll still be delicious.
  4. Fill each pita pocket with spinach, a patty, a little Greek yogurt, a pinch of lemon zest and some fresh parsley.

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Jim Stewart, on May 14, 09:49 AM, wrote:

What a LADY! luv your style….best to you always

Dave, on Jul 27, 10:42 AM, wrote:

hey. that is awesome. I had a vision to make baba ghahnosh burgers and found your site. Its the only one with burgers on the entire net. way to go. I am having a the same problem that I always seem to have. My burgers dont get cooked. They just get really hot or burnt but are stay mushy like a hot hummus. I tried cooking them for over 30 minutes and I even tried the oven. any suggestions to solve my little problem.



ps great web site again

Garrett deRosset, on Apr 23, 10:35 PM, wrote:

I had the same problem as Dave. These were very tasty and refreshing never-the-less and fell nicely into the pitas.

Kendra, on Jun 13, 01:15 PM, wrote:

After making the one of these I realized I was having the same problem as Dave and Garrett. To remedy this I added about 3 Tbsp of flour to the remaining mixture, which soaked up some of the extra moisture. I also used a minimal amount of olive oil so that the surfaces of the patties developed a crispy surface almost as soon as they hit the pan. They turned out pretty well in the end.

Just found this site the other day, and as a brokeass college foodie I have to say I love it. Great recipes…keep it up!

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