Root burger

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These burgers are easy, filling and great if you fancy a change from your beef burger. The addition of the chickpeas ups the protein and fibre content too

Root burger

SERVES

8

PEOPLE

PREP TIME

25

MINUTES

COOKING TIME

15

MINUTES

CUISINE

COURSE

Main

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add all the vegetables to the pan and cook on a medium heat until soft, this will take about 10-12 minutes.

  3. Remove the mixture from the pan and allow the vegetables to cool. Blend the chickpeas and spices in a food processor until smooth.

  4. Mix the vegetables and chickpeas together in a large bowl, combining thoroughly.

  5. Divide the mixture up into equal-sized portions.

  6. Scatter the sesame seeds on a baking tray.

  7. Roll each portion in the sesame seeds and flatten gently with the palm of your hand, making them into burger patties.

  8. Place a slice of cheese on each patty.

  9. Put into the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.

  10. Serve with a leafy green salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots, finely diced

  • 2 onions, finely diced

  • 1 sweet potato, cut into small pieces

  • 1 red pepper, finely diced

  • 1 yellow pepper, finely diced

  • 1 beetroot (cooked), chopped into small pieces

  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil

  • 1 tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tsp ground cumin

  • ½ tsp ground ginger

  • Salt & pepper to season

  • 4 tbsp sesame seeds

  • 6-8 slices vegan cheese

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add all the vegetables to the pan and cook on a medium heat until soft, this will take about 10-12 minutes.

  3. Remove the mixture from the pan and allow the vegetables to cool. Blend the chickpeas and spices in a food processor until smooth.

  4. Mix the vegetables and chickpeas together in a large bowl, combining thoroughly.

  5. Divide the mixture up into equal-sized portions.

  6. Scatter the sesame seeds on a baking tray.

  7. Roll each portion in the sesame seeds and flatten gently with the palm of your hand, making them into burger patties.

  8. Place a slice of cheese on each patty.

  9. Put into the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.

  10. Serve with a leafy green salad.