Recipe for low GI Veggie Burgers served in a lettuce wrap

350g butternut cubes
350g sweet potato cubes
150g lentils, cooked
2ml ground cinnamon
2ml ground nutmeg
30ml extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper
1/2 cup ground almonds
1 whole ice berg lettuce

How to
Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Add butternut, sweet potato & oil in a roasting tray.

Sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg, salt & pepper.

Roast in the oven for 30 min, until soft. Leave butternut & sweet potato to cool.

Mix lentils, veg & half the almonds in a bowl. Mash the mixture together until even. Taste and add more seasoning if necessary.

Split the mixture into 6 evenly sized balls. Shape into burger patties & coat in the remaining almonds.

Drizzle oil into a non-stick frying pan on medium heat. Fry the patties for 1 min on each side until golden brown.

Put your burger patty on the middle of a whole ice berg leaf. Wrap your burger up in a lettuce leaf & serve.

TIP: Add favourite burger toppings like guacamole, salsa & fresh sprouts. We love it! The lettuce leaf is a perfect low kilojoule & low carb ‘roll’!

Dietitians say:
Sweet potato is a low GI alternative to regular potato with a high soluble fibre & vitamin A content. Lentils & chickpeas contain a combination of protein, carbs, fibre, minerals, folate & vitamin B. Legumes’ low glycaemic index keeps you full for longer! Avo is a low sugar fruit & high in healthy mono-unsaturated fat. It’s a power house of vitamins & minerals like folate, potassium & lutein (good for eyesight).

Recipe provided by ADSA – the Association for Dietetics in South Africa. Find more recipes or visit their blog for more.

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