MorningStar Farms Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers And A Giveaway

Have you ever had any MorningStar Farms products? I used to eat the veggie bites for breakfast all the time. They were easy to make and kept me feeling full for hours. And I've also tried the veggie crumbles. Recently, I was invited to sample the new Mediterranean Chickpea Burger and was sent a gift card (to purchase the burgers), a Greek-inspired grilling apron, a chickpea cookbook, and a chickpea tote bag. I went in search of these new veggie burgers and found them in the freezer section at Hannaford. (They come in packages of four.)

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The burgers are made with chickpeas, spinach, Roma tomatoes, and Greek herbs and spices. Each burger has only 110 calories and 4.5 grams of fat. The burgers also have 10 grams of protein and 7 grams of dietary fiber, which I found made them especially filling.

MorningStar Farms Mediterranean Chickpea Burger

Instead of throwing my chickpea burger on a roll and treating it like a hamburger, I decided to embrace its ingredients and use it for a sort of Greek dinner. I mixed some Greek seasoning into a little Greek yogurt, sliced and salted a tomato, and cooked the burger. Then I put everything together in a pita. I halved the burger to get it to fit nicely. The yogurt topping was a great accompaniment because a chickpea burger can obviously be a little dry (especially compared with a juicy hamburger -- that's just the nature of chickpeas), and the yogurt helped to moisten it, as did the sliced tomato. All the flavors melded well, and the pita was just the right holder for everything. This veggie burger is a bit thinner than a typical burger so the thin pita didn't overwhelm it.

MorningStar Farms Mediterranean Chickpea Burger pita sandwich

I really liked the flavor and texture of the chickpea burgers and loved that it took me only about 10 minutes to make this dinner.

Would you like to try MorningStar Farms' new Mediterranean Chickpea Burger too? Just leave a comment on this post letting me know how you'd serve the burger, and you could win:
  • MorningStar Farms coupon
  • Greek-inspired grilling apron
  • Chickpea/Mediterranean cookbook
  • Chickpea tote bag

You have until Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. EST to leave a comment. Please make sure to leave me some way to contact you, or I'll have to choose another winner. (Read the official giveaway rules here.) I will announce the winner in this post.

MorningStar Farms provided me with a gift card to purchase the chickpea burgers, as well as an apron, cookbook, and tote bag. As always, all opinions are my own.

And the winner is... Bill! Congratulations, Bill! Please send me your mailing address. Thanks to everyone who entered!