nutty black bean burgers


(makes 6 serves)

Calories: 173, Protein: 7g, Fats: 8g, Carbohydrate: 12g for each patty

This recipe is adapted from and I had to include it as it’s such a staple for me. It’s perfect for a vego patty option at a BBQ and I assure you any meat eater that tries these loves them! Thank you so much to Jodi for allowing me to share with you guys! Check out her site for more great content.

Ingredients :

1 tablespoon flaxseed (soak in 2 tablespoons water to form a gel before adding)
¼ cup sesame seeds, lightly toasted in a dry pan
½ cup almonds, roughly chopped and lightly toasted in a dry pan
1 carrot
¼ cup sunflower seeds
2 cloves garlic (optional)
1 heaped tablespoon tahini
1 cup cooked black beans
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground coriander
3 teaspoon tamari or coconut aminos
Zest of half a lemon (optional)
1 tablespoon sultanas/raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 180 ˚C
  2. Mix the flaxseed and water and set aside
  3. Roughly chop the almonds and place in a dry pan with the sesame seeds then toss until lightly toasted
  4. Place the carrot in the food processor and blitz until resembles grated carrot
  5. Add all the ingredients to your food processor then blitz in pulses until the mix starts to come together. You don’t want a paste, you want some chunky bits!
  6. Place the mix in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm it up and make it easier to shape (this can be avoided if you have a silicone spatula that you can shape the mix with…it doesn’t stick to the silicone)
  7. Shape the mix into 6 patties and place on a lined baking tray
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the outside gets crispy
  9. Serve straight away with Salad Base, avocado, and choice of oil dressing, or allow to cool and freeze for later use

NB You don’t have to have patties, you can make golf ball sized ‘meat balls’ or my favourite, crumble the cooked patty into your salad.


PLEASE NOTE: Legumes contain many anti-nutrients that impact nutrient absorption but they are also a great food for good good bacteria. Ensure you soak them at least overnight and thoroughly cook them to make them easier on the gut. If you find you bloat with legumes it’s likely that you don’t have enough of the bacteria needed to break these down which causes fermentation in the gut and bloating. You can help to populate these bacteria by consuming smaller amounts of legumes. Some gut healing protocols will require legumes to be omitted for a period of time.