Veggie Burger

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).

RECIPE

Makes 6 burgers

Ingredients

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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