Black Bean Burgers with Whipped Avocado

The first time I tried whipped avocado my mind starting racing as to what I could pair it with. Black bean a lentil burgers are a perfect combo for a meat free dish that is full of flavour.

You will need:

(serves 4)

  • 2 tins black beans (low salt)
  • 2 tins lentils (low salt)
  • 1 bunch coriander
  • 10 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1+1/2 tsp tahini paste
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 fresh lime
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 block halloumi cheese
  • 2 large vine tomatoes
  • 1 bag rocket salad

Simple steps:

  • Rinse and drain the beans and lentils, make sure you wash them well to remove the salt.
  • Place in a large mixing bowl with the sun-dried tomatoes, chopped coriander, garlic, red onion, dijon mustard, chilli flakes and a little salt and a good twist of pepper.
  • Using a stick blender pulse the mixture until it starts to come together. My tip is to keep it chunky so you have a little texture.
  • Mould a portion of the mixture into a burger sized patty and lay onto a tray with some greaseproof paper. Cover and place in the fridge.
  • Cut the avocado in half and remove the stone, scoop the flesh out into a mixing bowl. Add the lime juice, tahini 1/2 bunch chopped coriander and a pinch of salt and pepper. Wash the stick blender and pulse the avocado until smooth.
  • Pan fry the burgers in a non stick pan with a little olive oil and turn after a few minutes and when crispy. Remove the burgers and fry your halloumi slices in the same pan until golden.
  • To serve, place a burger on the bottom of the plate then halloumi, avocado and a slice of tomato, then repeat if you can handle a double stacker. 
  • Spoon some fresh whipped avocado on top of the burger stack and serve with a rocket salad.

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