Saturday, 11 April 2015

Sweet potato, chickpea and quinoa veggie burgers

Although I am strictly not a vegetarian, I do love veggie foods and that includes veggie burgers!!! 

However the shop bought ones are often full of bulking agents and high in fat. I always thought making your own would be quite tedious but then I found this recipe on popsugar that I have modified...

homemade veggie burgers 

The result. An incredibly tasty veggie burger, full of flavour, low on calories (just over 200 if you make 6 from the batch)  and full of veggies! Plus they are so easy to make – it's simply a case of pre-baking the ingredients and then blending it all together!

chop, chop, chopping 

1 sweet potato

¼ cup quinoa
¼ cup pearl barley
1 can of chickpeas
Handful of chopped parsley
2 teaspoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of chilli powder
1 teaspoon of turmeric
2 tablespoons of soya four (or any other flour)
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 – 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
10 dried apricots, finely chopped
½ red onion, finely chopped

Makes 6-8 burgers


chuck it all in and blend!!! 

add as much spice as you dare! 

first off you need to prep the ingredients: 
bake the sweet potato (you can leave the skin on as the skin peels of easily once cooked) 
for about an hour, cook the quinoa and cook the pearl barley  
(check the packets for cooking instructions)

Once they are all cooked, in a food processor combine the sweet potato, 
quinoa and pearl barley along with all the other ingredients

Pulse until well mixed and all the ingredients are blended

tip the mixture in a bowl - easier to season and shape then 

Shape the mixture into 6-8 patties. 

It does sound like the mixture isn't going to stick together as a patty but 
surprisingly it actually does! They shape pretty well and hold their shape too! I also thought they were going to stick to the frying pan but they didn't! 

In a frying pan, heat a little oil on a medium heat. 
Place the patties on the frying pan and cook until brown on both sides.

they smelt so good whilst cooking 


the salsa was a great compliment to the burger! 

I served my veggie burgers with a simple green salad and also topped with my homemade tomato salsa (my simple recipe is here) but these would also be perfect served on a delicious roll and some home-made fries.

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