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A VEGGIE BURGER THAT TASTES GREAT

Written By Nuno Jesus on segunda-feira, 12 de dezembro de 2016 | 08:07

Crispy on the outside and cooked to perfection. These veggie burgers are the ultimate healthy comfort food.


Homemade veggie burgers are the best! If you’ve had a not so good veggie burger experience (I think we all have), stick with me here. I only share the best with you.
As we come into the colder months in London, comfort food recipes are a high priority. All that hibernating and sitting around eating comfort food can lead to your clothes feeling tighter and low energy levels. That’s where healthy comfort food comes in! Food that comforts your soul and keeps your body functioning optimally.
Sadly a lot of veggie burgers I’ve had at restaurants just don’t cut it. They often leave me with massive food envy questioning why I made the healthy choice. Healthy food MUST taste amazing and there’s no reason why it can’t.

So I set about on a mission to create a veggie burger that’s loaded with flavour. These are made with a base of chickpeas to provide you with a good source of protein. They also include peas, corn and sweet potato along with a mixture of herbs and spices for extra flavour.  Instead of breadcrumbs I used quinoa to bind it all together which of course makes it even healthier.
The recipe makes eight burgers which was no accident. Unless you have a big family this will provide you with leftovers. Pop them in the freezer and on days when you need a quick meal, you’ll be covered. All you need to do to defrost is leave on the bench to thaw naturally and then heat up when you are ready to eat. It couldn’t be easier!
HOMEMADE VEGGIE BURGER



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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 400g chickpeas, rinsed well under cold water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 large sweet potato, cooked
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • ¼ cup spring onions, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup coriander, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup parsley, finely shopped
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C or 356F.
  2. Add all ingredients to the food processor and mix until everything is broken down and well combined.
  3. Take approximately half a cup of mixture and mould into a burger shape with your hands. Do the same with remainder of the mixture.
  4. Place the veggie burgers on a tray lined with baking paper and place in the oven to cook for 40 minutes.
  5. Assemble the burgers with your favourite toppings. For these burgers I used red onion, tomato, avocado and baby spinach.
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