Vegetable quarter pounders

Vegetable quarter pounders
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep time: 20
  • Cook time: 30
  • Ready in: 30-60 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 2
  • Syns per serving:

A moreish blend of chickpeas, squash and sweet potato, flavoured with cumin and turmeric.


  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh corriander
  • 1 medium egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 1 small onion, very finely chopped
  • 100g butternut squash, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 75g sweet potato, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 50g courgette, coarsely grated
  • low-calorie cooking spray


  1. Tip the chickpeas into a food processor and add the coriander, egg and all the spices. Season to taste and blend until fairly smooth.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and stir in the onion, squash, sweet potato and courgette. Divide the mixture into 4 portions and shape each of them into a burger.
  3. Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/Gas 7 and line a baking tray with non-stick baking powder.
  4. Spray the burgers with low-calorie cooking spray, spread them out on the baking tray and cook in the oven for 25 - 30 minutes or until firm and lightly golden. Enjoy with a green salad.

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