- For the Burgers
- 2 cups beet root, peeled and cut into cubes
- 1 cup red quinoa (white is just as fine), cooked
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 egg
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 tbsp wholemeal bread crumbs
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 tsp coconut oil, melted
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp chilli flakes
- 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
- For the Dressing
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- 1 garlic clove
- ¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt
- For the Fries
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in ¼-inch long slices, then ¼-wide inch strips
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp cornmeal
- For assembling
- 4 Wholemeal buns
- 1 bunch of parsley, finely chopped
- Preheat the oven at 175°C/347°F.
- Place the beet root cubes on a lined baking tin, rub with olive oil and roast for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
- Place the roasted beets in a food processor and pulse two or three times – you need some texture for the burgers, so make sure you don’t mash them completely.
- Transfer the beets into a large bowl, add all the other ingredients and stir to combine. If the texture is too mushy add more bread crumbs until you obtain the desired consistency.
- With slightly wet hands, shape the burgers and place them on a lined baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes on one side, then flip over and bake for 15 more minutes.
- Place the sweet potato strips on a lined baking sheet, rub with olive oil, than sprinkle with cornmeal and toss to combine.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. They will be ready in the same time with the burgers.
- While the burgers are baking, prepare the dressing.Place all the ingredients in the food processor and process to obtain a creamy sauce.
- Assemble the burgers immediately after removing from the oven.
- Cut the bun in halves, spread bun bases with dressing, add the beet burger and sweet potato fries, top generously with avocado dressing, parsley and put on the bun top.
- Serve immediately.