Black Bean Burgers

Serves: 6
a simple recipe for black bean vegetarian burgers

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes


  • 1/2 cup couscous
  • 1 zucchini, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup sweetcorn
  • 1 x 400g can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 egg
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander

For Serving:

  • 6 wholemeal rolls
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 cucumber, finely sliced
  • ¼ cup natural greek style yoghurt



  1. Cook the couscous according to packet directions. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. In a medium saucepan, cook the zucchini, carrot and sweetcorn until no moisture remains.
  3. Place black beans and egg in a food processor and process until pureed. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in the couscous, vegetables, spring onions and coriander.  Shape into 6 patties and grill or cook in a non-stick frying pan.
  4. Make the burgers by layering lettuce, red onion, tomatoes, cucumber and couscous patties and a dollop of yoghurt between the rolls.