Black Bean Burgers with Kumara ‘Buns’, Oven-Roasted Tomatoes & Rocket

Black Bean Burgers with Kumara ‘Buns’, Oven-Roasted Tomatoes & Rocket

Our recipe below for Black Bean Patties only takes a few minutes and you get the benefit of knowing exactly what's gone into it. We've also shared our recipe for vegan lemon and herb mayonnaise – deliciously creamy yet much lighter than traditional mayonnaise with higher protein.
Servings 2


Kumara Buns

  • 1 large orange kumara sliced

Thyme Roasted Tomatoes

  • 6 vine tomatoes sliced into 1 cm rounds
  • 1 sprig thyme leaves picked
  • 1 clove garlic minced

Black Bean Patties

  • 1 can black beans
  • ¼ red onion finely diced
  • 2 brown button mushrooms finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp each ground coriander & ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • 3 Tbsp chickpea flour
  • ¼ cup wholemeal breadcrumbs

To Serve

  • Large handful of rocket
  • ¼ red onion thinly sliced
  • ½ avocado sliced
  • Vegan lemon & herb mayonnaise see recipe below

Vegan Lemon & Herb Mayo

  • ½ block silken tofu about 150g
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Small handful of herbs such as coriander, parsley or basil
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp wholegrain mustard
  • ¼ tsp salt



  • Prep and cook kumara 'buns'. Pre-heat oven to 220°C. Toss kumara rounds on a lined oven tray with a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and roast on lower oven rack for 25-30 minutes, until golden and tender.
  • Prep and cook thyme roasted tomatoes. Arrange tomato sliced on a lined oven tray. In a small bowl, combine thyme leaves and garlic with 2 Tbsp olive oil. Drizzle thyme and garlic oil over tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and roast on rack above kumara for 20-25 minutes, until golden.
  • Prep and cook black bean patties. Open the can of black beans and reserve 2 Tbsp of the brine in the can. Drain black beans and rinse with cold water. Place drained and rinsed black beans into a bowl and mash with a potato masher or fork. Add the 2 Tbsp of reserved black bean brine and the remaining patty ingredients to bowl along with ½ tsp salt. Mix until well incorporated (use your hands to mix everything together). Shape ¼ cups worth of the mixture into patties about 2 cm thick (they should be roughly the same size as the kumara rounds).
  • Heat a drizzle of oil in a large fry-pan on medium heat. Cook patties for 3-4 minutes each side, until browned and hot through. Add more oil to pan between batches when needed.
  • Serve kumara rounds filled with the black bean patties, roasted tomatoes, rocket, red onion, avocado and a drizzle of vegan lemon herb mayo (or another vegan mayo alternative).

Vegan Lemon & Herb Mayo

  • Blitz all ingredients together in a food processor or Nutra Bullet until smooth and creamy. Season to taste.
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