Live Well with 58: Lentil and Sweet Potato Burgers

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Today we are bringing you another recipe from Angelique Panagos, our resident nutritionist at 58 South Molton Street. This dish is rich in fibre and magnesium, great for encouraging relaxing and regularity in our everyday lives. Not only nutritious, the lentil and sweet potato burgers are quick and simple to make, encouraging you to stay in good habits with your cooking routine, even after a long day at the office.

Ingredients

100g cooked lentils (add ½ tsp cumin powder to cooking water)
50g cooked quinoa
1 small sweet potato, steamed and lightly mashed
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
2 medium carrots, grated
1 large garlic clove, crushed
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
35g sunflower seeds
A good grind of black pepper to taste
A pinch of cayenne pepper
4 cups mixed greens such as asparagus, courgette, broccoli, bok choy
Juice of one lemon and 3 tbsp olive oil combined

Method

1. Heat a large skillet over a medium heat with 1 tsp oil.
2. When oil is hot, add garlic and onion and sauté for about 2 minutes.
3. Add the grated carrot and cook until soft.
4. In a large bowl, stir together the cooked lentils, quinoa, mashed sweet potato, garlic, onion, carrots, sunflower seeds, spices, and salt and pepper. Taste and adjust the seasonings according to your preference.
5. Let the mixture rest for a few minutes, before shaping into four round burgers.
6. Steam the mixed greens.
7. Heat a nonstick skillet on a medium heat for about a minute.
8. Add 1 tsp of olive oil.
9. Add the burger and cook for about 5 minutes on each side, flipping and repeating until browned.
10. Drain your steamed vegetables and serve on a warm plate.
11. Drizzle with lemon and olive oil, and top with your burgers.

Neon RocksLive Well with 58: Lentil and Sweet Potato Burgers

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