Yellow burgers: sweet potato, carrot, chickpea goodness

Yellow burgers: sweet potato, carrot, chickpea goodnessI am writing this whilst eating this. I am in heaven.

Soon I fly off for another adventure and supplies are running low in the house. Literally this was a creation of whatever was sitting on the shelves: some thrown, some steamed, some mashed, some mixed and then into the oven with a plan B if I needed (okay so plan B was everything except the patty… I wasn’t that organised).


  • 1 very large (2 medium or 3 small)—we had a whooper of a potato in the box. Half peeled and cubed, half chopped into chips
  • 1 large carrot (2 small), grated
  • 1 cup chickpeas (I boil my own from dried which is far nuttier but canned is fine, drained)
  • ½ bunch fresh herb (I had dill… random I know. Coriander or parsley would be rad), chopped
  • 1 tsp spiced; cumin seeds, turmeric, chilli flakes, ground coriander
  • 1.5 tsp red miso paste
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 2 tbsp lentil flour (you could use any flour here)


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper (or even better for the environment to use a reusable alternative. I use one from
  • Place the half of the sweet potato that is cut into chips on to the tray and wack straight into the oven
  • Steam the peeled and cubed half of the sweet potato in some boiling water, removed when soft. Mash
  • In a bowl add the chickpeas and give a half-assed mash (leave some whole). Add the spices, herbs, miso paste, grated carrot, nutritional yeast (if using) and mashed sweet potato. Mix it up
  • Add in the lentil flour and use that to bind it all up
  • Roll into balls and flatten into patties onto the baking tray
  • Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes on one side, flip over, 10 minutes on the other
  • Remove from oven, chips should be done too

Serving option

For my Dad and brother, I served the patties in bread rolls with a dollop of a peanut satay (see recipe below) paste, sliced tomato, some lettuce and a coleslaw we had in the fridge with some hot sauce. Chips on the side with a crack of salt. Boom!
For me I wasn’t as hungry. I put salad leaves into a bowl, I then added more hot water to the satay paste to form a dressing. Topped with sliced tomato, some patties, hot sauce and used some big leaves of lettuce as “wraps” and had burger lettuce wraps. Boom! Boom!

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