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Curated Recipes with Nutritional Values for Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes

Best Veggie Burgers

Original recipe: purewow.com


For the cauliflower:

  • One 14-ounce can (400g) black beans or red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup (150g) firmly packed grated carrot (about 1 carrot)
  • 1 cup (150g) firmly packed grated beet (about 1 medium beet)
  • 2 tablespoons black chia seeds
  • ½ cup (140g) crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoky sweet paprika
  • ½ cup (12g) fresh parsley leaves
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 seeded rolls or burger buns, halved
  • 4 Romaine lettuce leaves
  • 8 small slices cheddar cheese
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • mayonnaise or relish (optional)
  • 4 large dill pickles, quartered lengthways


        1. Place the beans in a large bowl and press with a fork until roughly mashed. Add the carrot, beet, chia seeds, peanut butter, cumin, paprika, parsley, salt, and pepper, and mix to combine. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape them into patties.
        2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and the patties and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side
        3. Divide the buns between serving plates and assemble the burgers with the veggie patty and optional lettuce, cheddar cheese, tomato, and mayonnaise. Serve with pickles on the side.