This vegetarian recipe is surprisingly easy, and who doesn’t like a burger? Definitely best served with tatziki (yoghurt with herbs - a healthy alternative to ketchup!)
Ingredients (Serves 4, makes 8 small burgers)
50g toasted pine nuts
1.5 cans borlotti beans
1.5 red onion finely chopped
4 tbsp sundried tomato paste
150g fresh breadcrumbs
fresh thyme leaves (about a quarter of a pack)
2 eggs, whisked (or Olive oil)
4 Pitta Breads
Sweet Potato Fries
Chop the onion
Bake sweet potato fries in oven
Prepare the salad
Halve and split the pitta breads
1. Put the borlotti beans into a large bowl and mash well with a potato masher or fork. Add the pine nuts, onion, tomato paste, half the breadcrumbs, the thyme and egg (or olive oil). Season to taste, then gently mix together until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
2. With slightly wet hands, shape the mixture into 2 burgers. Coat the outside of each burger with the remaining breadcrumbs.
3. To cook the burgers: heat a thin layer of sunflower oil in a large frying pan and fry for 3-4 mins each side until golden. Drain on kitchen paper, then serve in pitta breads with tzatziki, salad and sweet potato fries. Yum.