Garbanzo Bean Burgers

Serves 6
1 16 oz. can low sodium garbanzo beans (chickpeas) drained - mashed
1 carrot, finely grated
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1/4 cup red onion, chopped finely
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 jalapeno, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil (for cooking burgers in)
Mix all ingredients together (except oil for cooking burgers in).  Form flat patties. Fry in oiled pan over medium heat on both sides until golden brown.  Serve on a sprouted bun with lettuce, tomato & onion.
    Garbanzo beans are one of the top plant sources of protein. A cupful gives a person 15 grams of protein. Protein is needed for many functions in the body, including building muscle tissue.
    Garbanzo beans are also one of the best non-meat sources of iron. A cup of garbanzo beans provides a person with 1/4 the iron needed for the day. Iron is very important for good health. Lack of iron can result in fatigue, anemia, and other health conditions. 
     Garbanzo beans are also excellent sources of manganese, folic acid, phosphorus, and copper.