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greek walnut sliders // cait's plate

greek walnut sliders

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 sliders 1x
  • Category: burger


these easy greek walnut slides are a no-fail, no-crumble veggie burger that are a great switch up from your usual meat-based burger!


  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 6 wheat slider buns
  • Toppings: freshly sliced cucumber, tzatziki sauce, tomato, red onion, lettuce


  1. Place walnuts, bread crumbs, feta*, eggs, garlic cloves, oregano, salt and pepper together into a food processor and blend until well combined. Place chickpeas into the mixture and pulse until combined (it’s okay for a few chunks of chickpeas to remain).
  2. Transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least one hour or overnight.
  3. After refrigeration, remove and spoon two tablespoons of the mixture out, rolling into a ball between the palms of your hand, then flattening to about ½ inch thick disc.
  4. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Once oil is heated, place burgers into the pan, cooking on each side until browned (about 4-6 minutes each side or until the thermometer reads 160° F).
  5. Additionally, you may grill the burgers. To do so: place burgers over medium heat, lower the cover and cook about 3-5 minutes. Lift grill cover, flip burgers and cook for another 3-5 minutes on the other side or until a thermometer reads 160° F.
  6. Place cooked burger on a wheat slider bun and top with toppings of choice. Serve immediately.


*If you want the feta to be chunkier, reserve and fold in by hand after processing the other ingredients


  • Serving Size: 1 slider on a wheat bun with desired toppings

Keywords: vegetarian burger, vegetarian, burger, walnut, chickpeas

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