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Roast Pumpkin And Cashew Burgers

Roast Pumpkin And Cashew Burgers

Looking for a non-meat meal? Try these burgers.


  • 500 grams pumpkin, peeled and cut into large pieces (use buttercup preferably)
  • 3 tblsp oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 300 gram can chickpeas in brine, well drained
  • ½ cup toasted cashew nuts
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • ½ red onion, finely diced
  • ½ cup dry breadcrumbs
  • flour


  1. Toss the pumpkin in 1 tablespoon of the oil. Season well with salt and pepper. Roast at 180°C for 30-35 minutes until cooked. Cool.
  2. In a food processor put the pumpkin, chickpeas, cashew nuts, egg, parsley, red onion and breadcrumbs. Pulse until well mixed. If too wet add more breadcrumbs.
  3. Shape into 6 patties with floured hands. Pan-fry in the remaining oil for 2-3 minutes on each side until hot and golden.
  4. If wished serve as a burger on a toasted burger buns topped with sliced tomatoes, rocket, salad greens and mayonnaise otherwise add your favourite vegetables on the side.
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