Healthy Burger recipes

If you’re like us, thinking up healthy dinners can be annoyingly time-consuming. Luckily, these little sweet potato burgers are not only tasty as, but they also pack a punch in the nutrition stakes.

High in vitamins A and C (both essential for healthy eyes, skin and a healthy immune system), sweet potatoes are also high in fibre, which helps promote good gut health. Plus, this super easy recipe takes just over half and hour. Get stuck in!

Sweet Potato Chickpea Burgers

Makes 4
Prep time 20 + 30 mins chill
Cooking time 35 mins

You’ll need:

600g sweet potato, peeled, halved lengthways
400g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
1 small red onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 tbs smokey chipotle spice blend or fajita seasoning
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
¼ cup raw couscous
olive oil cooking spray
hamburger buns, wedges iceberg lettuce, onion jam & chipotle mayonnaise, to serve

1. Chop the sweet potato into 3cm chunks. Place onto a microwave-safe plate. Cover with damp paper towel. Microwave 7-8 minutes or until just tender when tested with a skewer. Drain any excess water.  Smash with a fork then transfer to a bowl. Cool 15 minutes.

2. Combine chickpeas, onion, garlic, lemon juice and spice in a food processor. Season, process until mixture almost comes together. Add to the sweet potato with the parsley, breadcrumbs and raw couscous. Shape mixture into 4 patties. Place on a lined baking tray, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up if time permits.

3. Place a flat tray into the oven. Preheat oven and tray 220°C fan forced. Spray both sides of the patties with oil. Place onto the hot tray. Cook 15 minutes, turn and cook a further 10 minutes until light golden.

4. To serve, spread onion jam over the base of burger buns. Top with lettuce and sweet potato pattie. Drizzle with chipotle mayonnaise. Serve.