We love this veggie burger recipe. The lettuce leaf is a perfect low kilojoule & low carb ‘roll’! The burger includes sweet potato, butternut, almonds and lentils! Our dietitians say… Sweet potato is a low GI alternative to regular potato with a high soluble fibre & vitamin A content. Lentils contain a combination of protein, carbs, fibre, minerals, folate & vitamin B. Legumes’ low glycaemic index keeps you full for longer!
Avo is a low sugar fruit & high in healthy mono-unsaturated fat. It’s a power house of vitamins & minerals like folate, potassium & lutein (good for eyesight).
Makes 6 burgers
350g butternut cubes
350g sweet potato cubes
150g lentils, cooked
2ml ground cinnamon
2ml ground nutmeg
30ml extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper
1/2 cup ground almonds
1 whole ice berg lettuce
How to make it
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Add butternut, sweet potato & oil in a roasting tray.
- Sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg, salt & pepper.
- Roast in the oven for 30min, until soft.
- Leave buternut & sweet potato to cool.
- Mix lentils, veg & half the almonds in a bowl.
- Mash the mixture together until even.
- Taste and add more seasoning if necessary.
- Split the mixture into 6 evenly sized balls.
- Shape into burger patties & coat in the remaining almonds.
- Drizzle oil into a non-stick frying pan on medium heat.
- Fry the paties for 1min on each side until golden brown.
- Put your burger paty on the middle of a whole ice berg leaf. Wrap your burger up in a letuce leaf & serve.
TIP: Add favourite burger toppings like guacamole, salsa & fresh sprouts
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