Vegetarian Pumpkin and Butter Beans Burgers

 

pumpkin-and-butter-beans-burgers

Who said vegetarian burgers can’t be tasty? Try these wholesome burgers and you will agree with me that vegetarian burgers are not only tasty but very nutritious too! In case you don’t want to serve it as a burger, then call it a fritter, vadai or anything and serve it without the buns!

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:   20 minutes

Makes: 10 X 60 g

350 g pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, cut into 2 cm pieces

1 x can butter beans, rinsed, drained, coarsely mashed

30 g fresh wholegrain breadcrumbs

20 g dry-roasted pistachios, coarsely chopped

1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

1 egg white, lightly whisked

Grated zest of 1 lemon

4 tablespoons Q.B.B. Pure Ghee

10 wholegrain bread rolls, split and spread with Q.B.B. Pure Ghee

50 ml sweet chilli sauce

Baby spinach leaves, to serve

1 large onion, sliced thinly

METHOD

  1. Steam or boil pumpkin until soft and mash it. Place in a bowl.
  2. Add in the mashed butter beans, bread crumbs, pistachios, chives, pepper, egg white and lemon zest.
  3. Combine well with your hands and shape into patties about 2cm thick and 9 cm in diameter. It is about 60 g of the mixture. Repeat process and place the shaped patties in the refrigerator for half hour.
  4. Heat Q.B.B. Pure Ghee and cook the patties for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  5. Toast the buns lightly.
  6. To serve, spread sweet chilli sauce on one side of the split bun and top with the patty, spinach leaves and onion. Top with another part of the bun and serve.

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