Hi lovelies! Today, I'm back with another healthy recipe for you and this time it's a super cheap, easy lunch idea. This time, like with my Chocolate Snack Bar post, it's Vegan once again. Like I said in that post, I'm not actually Vegan, but I do chose to eat vegan for some meals because it's good for you and I really enjoy it! You'll already know from the title that on today's menu, it's Sweet Potato and Chickpea burgers and sides. For the two sides, I made Broccoli and Cauliflower 'crisps' and Roasted Chickpeas. These are both fab sides for any meal as they're easy to make, super cheap and make a fab alternative to actual crisps if you're craving something crunchy. Let's go!
First up, the burgers, here's what you'll need:
Chickpeas - drained and rinsed
One Medium Sweet Potato
Spices and seasoning of your choice.
You'll want pretty much equal parts Sweet Potato to Chickpeas and you'll need to mash them both. To mash my sweet potato. I pricked it with a fork a few times, then wrapped it in a damp paper towel and microwaved on high for 10 minutes, this makes it go super soft, you can literally cut it in half and scoop the middle out and mash with a fork. I don't recommend boiling the sweet potato before mashing as too much water will make the burgers difficult to form together. I used about 2/3 of a can of Chickpeas in water (this was a 400g can) and also microwaved these in the water for a couple of minutes just to soften them, then drained and dried really well and also mashed with a fork. I mashed mine quite coarsely as you can see as I actually like a few lumps for texture, but you can mash them up more depending on what you prefer.
As you can see from the first photo, I served this with a sauce, you can use whatever sauce you like, Sweet Chilli would work well but I used the Nandos Medium Peri Peri sauce. This is definitely vegetarian but I'm not 100% sure if it's vegan or not, so if anyone knows, please enlighten me!
Again, let me know your thoughts, I'm loving doing these types of posts, so I'd love to hear what you think!