BBQ season is here, so we thought we’d share our favourite fail-safe recipe for meat-free burgers. This wholesome, satisfying spiced chickpea burger recipe comes from British fitness coach, TV presenter and author Joe Wicks, and will keep plant based guests happy at your summer soirées.
1 x 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 tsp shop-bought curry paste (korma works well)
grated zest of 1 lemon
10g coriander, stems finely
chopped and leaves roughly chopped
½ red onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp coconut oil
FOR THE CAULIFLOWER RAITA
150g natural yoghurt
juice of ½ lemon
10g mint leaves, finely chopped
salt and pepper
4 burger buns, toasted
4 tbsp mango chutney
4 lettuce leaves
4 tbsp shop-bought crispy fried onions
To make the burger mixture, place the chickpeas, curry paste, lemon zest and fresh coriander in a food processor and blitz until the mixture comes together. If you don’t have a food processor you can mash the mixture with a fork instead.
Mix the red onion and breadcrumbs into the chickpeas and shape into 4 patties.
To make the raita, shave the raw cauliflower with a mandoline or sharp knife into thin slices and place in a bowl. Mix together the yoghurt in a bowl with the lemon juice and mint, season to taste with salt and pepper and fold into the cauliflower.
Heat the coconut oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, add the burgers and cook for 3–4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown on both sides.
Assemble the burgers by spreading the base of the toasted buns with mango chutney, then topping with the lettuce followed by the chickpea patties. Pile the cauliflower raita on top of each burger and sprinkle with the crispy fried onions. Place the bun lids on top and squash down a little with the palm of your hand to serve.
This recipe is an extract from Joe’s Family Food by Joe Wicks, Published by Bluebird, RRP $44.99, Photography by Andrew Burton. This super family-friendly cookbook is available to pre-order now.
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