Moroccan pumpkin, chickpea and haloumi burgers
200g roasted capsicum (homemade or store-bought)
1 long red chilli, deseeded
1 lemon, juice
400g butternut pumpkin, cut in 1.5cm pieces
400g can chickpeas in spring water, drained, rinsed
1 large courgette, grated
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs (see tip)
50g haloumi cheese, grated
2 teaspoons canola oil
2 cups baby spinach
4 wholegrain sourdough rolls or wholegrain wraps
2 large dill pickles, sliced
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 3g
Dietary fibre 11g
1 Place capsicum, chilli and lemon juice in a food processor. Blend to combine sauce and set aside.
2 Bring a medium-sized saucepan of water to the boil. Add pumpkin and cook for 3-4 minutes or until just tender. Drain pumpkin. Leave to steam-dry for 3-4 minutes.
3 Place cooked pumpkin in a large bowl with chickpeas and mash to form a slightly chunky mixture. Add courgette, cumin, coriander, egg, flour, breadcrumbs and haloumi to bowl. Stir mixture to combine.
4 Place a large non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add oil and heat. Wet hands to shape vegetable mixture in 4 large patties (see tip). Add patties to pan and cook each side, turning carefully with a spatula, for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.
5 Divide spinach among rolls. Transfer burger patties to rolls, top with reserved capsicum sauce and pickles and serve.
Make it gluten free: Check ground spices are gluten free and use gluten-free flour, breadcrumbs and bread rolls.
- Find panko breadcrumbs in the Asian aisle of supermarkets or use regular dried breadcrumbs.
- This recipe makes 4 large patties. Or make 6 smaller patties and store remaining 2 in an airtight container in the fridge for a tasty lunch the next day.
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