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Veggie Burgers

August 19, 2013

I have never gone anywhere and ordered a veggie burger but I thought that making one would be a perfect Meatless Monday recipe since everyone loves a burger right? This recipe is packs a tone of flavour into this vegetarian meal. I used lentils for couple reasons, I had some leftover from my spicy sausage and lentil stew but more importantly lentils are a great source of protein, which I am sure vegetarians will appreciate. “With about 30% of their calories from protein, lentils have the third-highest level of protein, by weight, of any legume or nut.” I snacked on these veggie burgers but you can have two for a guilt-free dinner.

Veggie Burger

Veggie Burger

While the shallots are cooking put chickpeas, sweet potato and egg in a food processor to blend for about a minute.

Chickpeas, Sweet Potato & 1 egg

Chickpeas, Sweet Potato & 1 egg

Blend mixture in Food Processor

Blend mixture in Food Processor

Form veggie patties

Form veggie patties

Cooked veggie patties

Cooked veggie patties

Spread chilli jam on pita bread

Spread chilli jam on pita bread

Then veggie pattie and saffron yoghurt

Then veggie pattie and saffron yoghurt

Veggie Burger

Veggie Burger

Veggie burgers

Veggie burgers

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April x

Veggie Burgers
Serves 4
A spiced alternative to beef burgers.
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Total Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 250 g canned chickpeas (approx. 3/4 can), rinsed and drained
  2. 1 cup boiled sweet potato
  3. 200 g lentils rinsed and drained
  4. 1 tablespoon EVOO
  5. 1 shallot, sliced
  6. 3 garlic cloves, diced
  7. 1 teaspoon cumin
  8. 1 teaspoon curry powder
  9. 1 teaspoon paprika
  10. 1 egg
  11. 1/8 cup flour for dusting
  12. ½ tablespoon red pepper flakes
  13. ½ cup feta cheese, roughly chopped
  14. 1/8 cup saffron yoghurt
  15. 1/8 cup chilli jam
  16. 1 small avocado, sliced
  17. 1 handful of cilantro, chopped
  18. 1/2 lime, juice
  19. 4 mini pita breads
  20. salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook the shallots and garlic in oil for about 3 minutes over medium heat until they are translucent and then season with spices.
  2. Meanwhile put chickpeas, sweet potato and egg in a food processor to blend for about a minute.
  3. In a bowl mixture sweet potato – chickpeas mixture with shallots, garlic, all powdered seasonings, lentils and salt and pepper.
  4. Heat olive oil in a pan with red pepper flakes over low heat.
  5. Dust hands with flour before forming four veggie patties from the mixture in your bowl.
  6. Increase heat to medium and cook the veggie patties for 4 minutes on each side.
  7. While the veggie patties are cooking toast your pita breads in the toaster then slice them open, creating a pocket for the veggie pattie, i.e. do not slice them all the way to open flat.
  8. Mix cilantro and lime with the saffron yoghurt and set aside
  9. Spread some chilli jam, place the veggie pattie inside, top with saffron yoghurt, avocado and feta cheese.
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4 Comments

  • Reply Rochelle August 19, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I want to make this!! I’m goin to! This looks yummy!

    • Reply theyummytruth August 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Let me know how it turns out and share your pictures on facebook.com/theyummytruth! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Reply Jessica August 27, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    It must be very good for your health and weight i am going to trying

    • Reply theyummytruth August 28, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Let me know how you like it.

    Please let me know what you think!

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