Beetroot, walnut & feta burgers

by Kellebelle

I made these burgers last night and cannot explain how delicious they were. Pretty much dreaming of them now as I write this post…


I’m home in Ireland for a long weekend at the moment and have been obsessed with a new recipe book that my mum bought: The Happy Pear. All the recipes are vegetarian and look absolutely amazing.


The recipe below serves 4 and is by Phil at The Happy Pear. Give it a go – you won’t be disappointed!

400g uncooked beetroot
4 spring onions
80g mature cheddar cheese (grated)
100g feta cheese
140g toasted walnuts
2 tablespoons oil
4 tablespoons finely chopped mint
150g breadcrumbs
Juice of half a lemon

For the topping
Alfalfa sprouts
Parsley or chives


Preheat oven to 180/200 degrees.

Scrub and grate the beetroot. Finely chop the spring onions. Crumble the feta and roughly chop the walnuts.

Heat the oil in the pan and add the beetroot and spring onions. Cook for about 5 mins and set aside to cool for a few minutes.

Put the beetroot mixture into a medium bowl with both the cheeses, mint, walnuts, breadcrumbs, and the lemon juice. Mix well using your hands. Add some black pepper and a pinch of salt. Form into burger shaped patties.

Place the patties on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and bake for 25 minutes, turning them halfway through.


To serve
Top the burgers generously with hummus and serve with the alfalfa/parsley on top.

These were absolutely delicious! I had mine with sweet potato mash and side salad.


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