Recipe for black bean burgers to try this summer

If you are vegetarian or just want something a bit different for meat free Monday here is a recipe for black bean burgers.

Black bean burger
Black bean burger

Prep: 5 minutes

Cooking: 15 minutes

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Makes: 4 patties


1 can black beans, rinsed and patted dry

50g walnuts (1/2 cup)

50g gluten free oats (1/2 cup)

2 tbsp tomato puree

1 tbsp maple syrup/honey

1 tbsp tamari

1 heaped tsp ground coriander

1 tsp smoked paprika

Pinch salt & pepper


Pre-heat your oven to 200C

Drain your black beans, rinse them and pat dry with a paper towel to remove excess liquid

Now to a food processor add all the ingredients above and blend. You will need to push down the edges every 10-15 seconds until the whole mix it blended

Now simply shape into burgers and place onto a lined baking tray with baking paper

Bake for 15 minutes at 200C

Optional: After baking you can always fry them in a pan with oil for a few minutes until extra crispy

Recipe: For California Walnuts, by Healthy Living James

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Cold Storage = Fresh Taste

Walnuts, whether in-shell or ready-to-eat kernels, should be kept in a cool place, e.g. the fridge and not the cupboard. For longer storage, place them in the freezer for up to 12 months

and simply thaw when needed.

Buying California Walnuts

California Walnuts are available from all major retailers. Simply look for ‘USA’ or ‘California’ on the label.

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