Chickpea & Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

Chickpea & Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers with Creamy Golden Dressing

These Veggie Burgers are protein packed and full of flavour. These will be a great hit with anyone looking for the satisfaction of biting into a regular burger. The many ingredients bring flavour but also texture which is essential to the success of a great dish. Adding Golden Chlorella to the burger and dressing is a great way to boost the protein content further. The dressing is a take on the classic burger sauce.

 

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes

Makes 6-8 burgers

For the Chickpea & Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers burgers:

  • Handful of coriander leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1cm piece of ginger chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chopped and deseeded red chilli
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Black pepper, few turns
  • 2tbsp golden chlorella
  • 2tbsp flaxseed soaked in 3tbsp water
  • 150g grated raw sweet potato
  • 60g roasted and salted cashew nuts
  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas drained
  • 180g gluten free oats

Dressing:

  • 115g mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaire
  • 1tbsp golden chlorella
  • 50g tomato ketchup
  • 2tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • black pepper to taste

To serve:  Burger buns, spinach,tomato, slices of red onion

 Directions:

  1. Place the all the ingredients except the grated sweet potato, chickpeas, nuts and oats in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and process briefly to combine. Keep a little texture.
  2. Spoon the mixture into a bowl and chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 190C, gas mark 5.
  4. Shape the mixture into 6-8 burgers. Place the burgers onto a greased baking tray.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, then gently flip the burgers and bake for another 15 minutes until golden on both sides.
  6. Meanwhile make the dressing by mixing all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Season to taste. Slice the burger buns and spread a little dressing on the bottom of the roll, top with a burger followed by lettuce and tomato then drizzle over some extra dressing. Place the burger bun on top to serve.

 

Nutritional information per burger (6 burgers) Calories 419kcal, fat 20.1g, saturates 2.4g, carbohydrates 40.8g, sugars 6.2g, fibre 7.3g, protein 15.2g, salt 1.7g

 

This recipe was developed with Christine Bailey an award winning Nutritional Therapist, Chef, Author and Broadcaster with over 18 years of experience.

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