Recipe
Protein-Packed Veggie Burgers [gf] [v]
Ingredients
1 Cup Cooked Lentils (Tinned or ¾ cup dry lentils soaked overnight)
200g Cauliflower
200g Broccoli
1 Cup Nuts & Stuff
1 Tbsp. Hulled Hemp Seeds
2 Tbsps. Tahini
¼ cup Fresh Parsley Finely Chopped
½ Tbsp. Cooking Salt
¼ Tbsp. Black Ground Pepper
¼ Tbsp. Ground Cumin Powder
½ cup Vegetable oil (for frying patties)
Makes 6 Patties
Preparation & Cooking 1 Hour
Method
  • If you decide to use tinned lentils, drain and set aside. If you chose to soak dry lentils overnight, rinse, drain and cook in a small pot of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Then drain and set aside to cool.
  • Steam cauliflower and broccoli together in a pot of pre-boiling water for about 5 minutes, or until tender but not too soft.
  • Drain the cauliflower when cooked. Place in a large mixing bowl and mash gently but be careful to not overdo or it’ll turn too mushy! Set aside to cool.
  • Pulse Nuts & Stuff in a blender or food processor until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Set aside. We will use this mixture to bind the patties later.
  • In a food processor pulse the cooled lentils for a few seconds. Add the blended lentils to the bowl of cooked vegetables.
  • Add all remaining ingredients, except Nuts & Stuff and vegetable oil, to the bowl of vegetables and combine well with a spatula.
  • Now add Nuts & Stuff mixture from step 4 to the bowl and combine.
  • Using the final mix make 6 patties and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to set.
  • Once set, shallow fry in a pan with vegetable oil for 3-4 minutes on each side (or bake on a tray with grease-proof paper in a pre-heated oven for 4-5 minutes on each side.)

 

Serve as a burger with your favourite sauce or dish it up with a fresh and crunchy side of salad. And, let all these beautiful healthy ingredients work their magic!

 

The health benefits of all the ingredients used in this recipe are endless – Lentils, broccoli, cumin, cauliflower and hemp seeds.

Did you know that hemp seeds are a great source of fibre? Fibre-rich foods help stimulate digestive processes and promote gut health. They keep you feeling fuller for longer and help you realise your weight loss goals. They are also a complete source of protein, providing all the essential amino acids.

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