Mediterranean veggie burgers

Animal-loving fitness instructor, Rebecca Louise, and partner Cory Scott, put their twist on the Mediterranean veggie burger at LIONSORCK Big Cat Sanctuary! 

8 serves
35 minutes

When influencer Rebecca Louise and her partner Cory made the trip to our LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa, we were excited to have them show us a delicious Mediterranean twist on this recipe. As a fitness instructor, Rebecca is passionate about nutrition and helping others to improve their lives through living a healthy lifestyle, so not only is this recipe delicious but nutritious too. Be sure to watch this funny duo's video, and prepare for some positive-vibes and laughs!

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    • 1 can of chickpeas
    • 2 medium size cooked beetroots (you can also use raw beets)
    • 1 onion, diced
    • ½ cup of oats
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • Bunch of fresh basil
    • ½ cup mint sauce
    • 2 tablespoon chopped olives
    • Jalapenos (to desired spiciness)
    • salt, pepper
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 cup of feta cheese

    Greek Sauce

    • 150ml Greek yogurt
    • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • ½ cup mint sauce
    • Jalapenos (to desired spiciness)


    • Preheat oven to 200°C (or if you intend to fry, you don't need to do this)
    • Mix and drain the chickpeas well and dice the beets, dice or crush the garlic 
    • Add the chickpeas, beets, oatmeal, garlic (1 clove),  basil, mint sauce, lemon zest/juice, jalapeños (as hot as you wish) and a few tablespoons of olive oilMix together in a food processer and process until everything is mixed well together but still has a bit of a chunky consistency. Following this, add in the feta cheese, chopped olives and salt and pepper. 
    • Divide the mixture into 8 portions and shape into patties. If the mixture is too wet, add a couple tablespoons of oats, or if its too dry, add a few more dashes of olive oil.   
    • To make the Greek sauce, add mint sauce, garlic, lemon zest and basil (add some jalopenos if you want some spice!) to the Greek yogurt. 
    • You can either bake the patties for 25-30 minutes, turning them over once halfway through baking time or fry them on a medium heat for 3-4 minuets either side. The burgers are best served when crispy. 
      To serve, put the burger pattie in the bun first, along with sliced red onion, tomato and lettuce. Serve and enjoy! 

    A big thanks to Rebecca Louise and Cory for preparing this recipe! Check out Rebecca's YouTube Channel here.

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