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Veggie burgers and grilled vegetables

Burger night has never been so veggylicious.

30 mins
13 ingredients
Veggie burgers and grilled vegetables

Credit: Love My Salad


Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant, sliced
  • 2 zucchini, sliced
  • 2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 yellow capsicum , remove core and seeds
  • Olive oil
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • Cumin
  • Crisp lettuce leaves such as cos or iceberg, washed, keep leaves whole
  • 1 avocado, stone and skin removed, slice the flesh
  • 1x 400g can chickpeas
  • 180g rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

It’s this easy

  • Preheat the oven to 200°c. Toss half the onion and zucchini, eggplant and capsicum in a bowl with some olive oil, pepper, and a small amount of salt. Spread out on a baking tray lined with baking paper and roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile make the avocado by mashing the avocado with a fork and mixing with lime juice and zest, pepper a small amount of salt and set aside.
  • Make the burger patties by placing the chickpeas, remaining onion, zucchini, rolled oats, garlic and peanut butter in the food processor and process until the ingredients are combined. Shape into 4 burger patties.
  • Fry the burgers in a small amount of olive oil over a medium-high heat for about 3-5 minutes on each side.
  • Serve the burger patties with avocado and roast vegetables between lettuce leaves, or on a wholemeal bun if you prefer.

Tweaks

  • Add a small splash of red wine vinegar to the burger patties for extra zing. You could also try whipping the avocado in the food processor with a dollop of sour cream.

Allergies

Contains: Gluten, Nuts, FODMAPs.
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