Healthy Sweet Potato & Couscous Vegi Burger

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I adapted this recipe from one I usually do with quinoa, and found that the couscous acts as a much better binding agent to keep the patties together. This makes for a tasty and slightly chewy burger. With the addition of the chipotle chilli flakes, what you are left with is a smoky, almost BBQ-like flavor that will not disappoint!

These burger patties are quite carb heavy, so if you want to balance the meal I recommend throwing some high protein veg on the side such as broccoli, and/or pairing it with a protein rich salad like a chickpea salad.

Step-By Step

Peel and chop a medium sized sweet potato into small chunks.

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Add to a pan with hot olive oil, and stir.

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Meanwhile, get 2 washed and trimmed spring onions...


and slice finely.


and add to the pan after the sweet potatoes have been frying for around 4 minutes, then add minced garlic for the final 30 seconds before taking the mix off the heat.

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl with the egg, and finally the couscous last as it will be hot. Mix well!



Then mash up your sweet potato mix using a masher and add to the couscous mix.



Once it's all well incorporated, throw the bowl of burger mix into the fridge for half an hour, or longer, to allow it to firm up.

Then shape into patties and place on a plate which has been sprinkled with corn flour, making sure to cover both sides of the burger patties.


Fry them up, throw one in a bun and add your favorite condiments 🍔


Full Recipe


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium sweet potato (chopped into small chunks)
  • 2 spring onions (finely sliced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ½ cup couscous (cooked)
  • 1 egg (slightly beaten)
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp chipotle chilli flakes
  • 1-2 tbsp basil
  • 1-2 tbsp oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper


1) Fry the sweet potato chunks in a frying pan for 4 minutes and then add the spring onion and ¼ tsp salt and pepper
2) Cook on medium for a further 3 mins, and when soft, add garlic and cook for 30 more seconds
3) Place in bowl and combine with other ingredients
4) Shape into patties and fry in a pan with a bit of oil until brown
5) Place on a bun and add pickles, salad and your sauces of choice

Thanks for checking out my recipe.

All pictures used are my own. If you have enjoyed this post, please do check out my homepage @raj808 for similar content. Thank you.

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Comments 7

Yum, that looks awesome, @raj808. I am going to try it. This is going to be my year for trying lots of interesting healthy recipes!

04.01.2020 17:56

That's gr8 to hear that you're going to give them a go jayna :)

I'm currently psyching myself up to go on the keto diet and making this burger today is part of my build up to it as I gotta eat a load of stuff that is excluded on that diet... lol I guess I could throw them away but that's not really my style.

So this weekend I'm eating all my bread and cake and basically having a carb-fest 😅

P.s. I think the trick with vegi food, if you're a meat eater, is not to compare it too much. Like don't have a vegi burger instead of a MacDonalds cause they're never gonna be the same... but a good vegi burger can be its own kinda special. Let me know how you find it.

04.01.2020 18:19

The aesthetics of the image quality makes the food even better, it Seemed like i could smell it from here man. I Love potatoes but it's too bad I'm not so bad at cooking. You're living the dreams man 🤣🤣🤣🤣

04.01.2020 18:32

Ha ha, well imaging these tasty burgers is a close second buddy.

I've just eaten two of them, one with red onion chutney and the second with kimchi... now I'm stuffed!

Saturday night in front of the TV has never been so good 🤣🤣

04.01.2020 19:52

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08.01.2020 02:29

Thanks for including my post in the newsletter 🙂

Much appreciated. It makes me happy to think that others may enjoy making these tasty burgers 👍

08.01.2020 07:38