By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey
These vegetarian burgers are wonderfully fragrant and a great way to get including more vegetarian options in family meal times.
Makes 4 large burgers
Ingredients for jerk paste
2 spring onions, chopped
1cm piece of fresh ginger, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
½ a small onion, chopped
1 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp tamari soy sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp dried thyme
1 tsp caster sugar
1 tsp ground allspice
Ingredients for the burgers
400g cooked red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
75g rolled oats or gluten free oats
1 egg beaten
Place the ingredients for the jerk paste in a food processor and process to form a thick paste. Add the beans, oats and egg and blend briefly to combine everything but keep some texture. Season with salt and pepper.
Divide the mixture into 4, then wet your hands and shape into burgers. The burgers can now be frozen if wished.
To cook preheat the grill. Place on a non-stick baking tray, then grill for 5 mins on each side until golden and crisp. If you are cooking from frozen, bake at 200C, gas 6 for 20-30 mins until cooked through and lightly brown.
Serve the burgers in rolls topped with the slaw and accompany with mixed salad or steamed vegetables.
About Christine Bailey
Christine is an award-winning nutritionist, chef and author. With a passion for creating delicious nourishing recipes, Christine has a reputation for transforming people’s health and love of real food. As well as seeing clients and writing for national press, Christine runs ‘Nourish’ cookery classes including popular hands-on days for children. Christine is an inspiring nutritional chef well known for her engaging style and enthusiasm.
Christine is the author of numerous health and recipe books including ebooks on paleo eating and gluten-free recipes. Her books include her popular Supercharged Juices and Smoothies, The Juice Diet Book, The Raw Food Diet Book and Eat to Get Younger. Christine has particular specialisms in paleo diets, allergy free cooking, digestive health, coeliac disease and other autoimmune conditions, allergies, healthy ageing and weight loss.