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Miso Burgers with Mint and Pomegranate Slaw

If you're looking for a healthy alternative to a burger, look no further with this vegetarian burger. Perfect for a summer BBQ in the sunshine. 

a hamburger on a plate
Posted 17 May 2019
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Prep: 45 minutes (including cooking) Cook: 35 minutes


For the burgers

  • 75g Bulghar wheat
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic gloves, chopped
  • 2 carrots, coarsely grated
  • 1 large red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground corriander
  • 30g pack coriander, stalks and leaves chopped but kept separate
  • 1 lime, zested, ½ juiced, ½ cut into 4 wedges
  • 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, drained
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp white miso paste

For the slaw

  • 1/2 small white cabbage, shredded
  • 1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 pomegranate seeds only
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin rapeseed oil



  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7
  2. Cook the bulghar in a small pan of water for 5 minutes.
  3. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and fry the onions and garlic, stirring, for 5 minutes or until starting to turn golden.
  4. Add the carrots and chilli, and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 mins until the carrots soften.
  5. Add the cumin, ground coriander, coriander stalks and lime zest, and stir well.
  6. Tip the chickpeas into a bowl and crush with a masher or fork, then add the eggs and miso to form a chunky paste.
  7. Drain the bulghar well and stir into the spicy vegetables. Take off the heat, shape into eight burgers and place on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment.
  8. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minuters or until firm and starting to turn golden.
  9. For the slaw, combine all the ingredients in a big bowl with the lime juice and coriander leaves.
  10. Serve with the burgers and lime wedges for squeezing over.
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