Being healthy doesn't mean you have to give up your favourite things such as burgers. I've teamed this one with a cauliflower gratin, which can be made with light cheese if you want to be super healthy, or simply replace with some steamed vegetables.
Ingredients For the Burger Patties 500g lean chicken mince
4 tablespoons of chopped basil
400g can of chickpeas drained and rinsed
4 tablespoons of mango chutney
Olive oil for frying
For the Cauliflower Gratin 32 cauliflower florets
4 tablespoons of plain flour
2 cups of milk
1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
Pinch of salt
3 tablespoons of nuttelex
8 extra tablespoons of grated cheddar cheese for on top
For the Buns 8 Large sesame seed buns
4 Large pickles
1/2 cup of nuttelex to spread on the buns
Process chickpeas for about one minute.
Processed chickpeas should look like this
Place chickpeas into another bowl and add in the chicken mince, chutney and basil.
Mix well with clean hands or combine the mixture.
Form mixture into patties and place on a plate.
Roll out patties to fit the size of your buns
In a fry pan add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil and heat on high.
Turn heat down to low and add in patties 2-3 at a time, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
Cook patties for 5 minutes before gently flipping.
Burger patties should be cooked like this when flipped
Cook the other side for 5 minutes.
While burgers are cooking, slice tomatoes and pickles thinly to go on to the buns.
Spred the nuttelex on the buns and set aside for later.
In a large saucepan of boiling water and add in the cauliflower.
Cook cauliflower for 4-5 minutes until just half cooked drain and start to make the sauce.
In another saucepan, add the flour, cheese, milk, salt and nuttelex, heat on medium for 3-4 minutes stirring continuously until well combined and sauce is thick.
Cheese sauce should be thick like this
Turn off the heat and set aside.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius.
For the gratin use mini casserole dishes or large ramekins big enough to hold 4 florets.
Place 4 florets into each ramekin, spoon 1-2 tablespoons of cheese sauce on top.
Add an extra tablespoon of grated cheese on top of each serve of cauliflower.
Place cheese on top before placing in the oven
Place ramekins in a baking tray and place in the oven.
Cook until the cheese has just melted. (Approximately 5 minutes)
As the patties finish cooking take each one out and place on some paper towel to drain the excess oil.
Continue to cook all patties until all have been cooked.
To serve place slices of pickles and tomato on the buns and top each one with a chicken pattie.
For restaurant style place burgers onto a wooden boards, or just a plate if you don't have enough boards.
Remove the tray of cauliflower from the oven.
Make sure to use an oven mitt and carefully place ramekins of cauliflower on the side of the board or plate.
Serve immediately to your friends and remind them that the cauliflower ramekins are very hot.