Friday, April 27, 2012

lima bean and broccoli burgers

This post is dedicated to my sister.

She. Is. Amazing.

She's the photographer in the family and last weekend I had a bit of a whinge to her at how I am unsatisfied with the quality of my pictures that I've been taking with my little Canon G11.

She offered for me to try her camera!

I just about exploded with excitement.

Her camera is her pride and joy.

Anyway, this past week she brought over her Canon EOS 550D for me to borrow and gave me lesson in how to use a camera properly.

I have had fun fiddling and playing with the different settings and let's just say - leaps and bounds better.

With today off work, I finally had the time to give it a real shot; or shoot.

On to the recipe.

After an energising morning walk with my Mum, I came home and felt inspired to make burgers with the lima beans I had soaking.

I threw the beans in the food processor and realised I needed to bulk out the mixture.
So, in went some broccoli and herbs.

It's a very simple recipe, but with a maximum taste factor!


(makes 9)

1 c dried lima beans, soaked for 6-8 hours and drained
1 medium broccoli
1/2 lime juice
a handful or two of fresh herbs (I've used coriander)
1 large garlic clove, roughly chopped
1 tsp salt
olive oil to drizzle

Heat the oven to 200 degrees.
Process lima beans in the food processor until smooth (or resembles crumbs).
Empty into a large mixing bowl.
Combine all other ingredients into the food processor and process until well combined.
Add to the lima bean mixture and mix through.
Using wet hands, grab a handful of the mixture and shape to a burger-like form.
Arrange on a baking tray lined with baking paper and drizzle with olive oil.
Bake in oven for 30-40 mins - then flip the burgers over and drizzle with a bit more olive oil.
Return to bake for a further 20 mins.

sister love. x


  1. These burgers look and sound wonderfully healthy :D
    Great work!

    Choc Chip Uru