White Bean and Shrimp Burgers

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins


1large garlic clove
8ounces shrimp, peeled and deveined
2cups cooked or canned white beans, well drained
1/4cup roughly chopped chives or green onions
1/4cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
1/4cup olive oil, or more as needed


  1. Combine garlic, 2 or 3 shrimp, and 1/2 cup white beans in a food processor and pulse until blended but not quite puréed, stopping the machine to scrape down the sides of the container as necessary. Add remaining shrimp and beans, chives, parsley, salt and pepper; pulse until mixture is roughly chopped and just combined. 
  2. Shape into 4 patties and refrigerate at least 10 minutes or up to several hours. 
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add patties and cook until browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Add more oil if the pan looks dry. Turn patties carefully and cook the other side until browned and the centers are firm and thoroughly cooked, about 5 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Mark Bittman’s The Food Matters Cookbook (Simon & Schuster, 2010).

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 270
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 14g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 10g
  • Cholesterol 70mg
  • Sodium 810mg
  • Potassium 100mg
  • Carbohydrate 21g
  • Fiber 6g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 16g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 10%
  • Vitamin C 10%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 15%