Home / Recipes / Naked Bean Burgers with avocado

Naked Bean Burgers with avocado

Naked Bean Burgers with avocado
Dinner, Lunch

Low Gi Recipe Logo

5 minutes
1 hour


  • 280 g black beans drained and rinsed
  • ½ red (Spanish) onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 1 ½ tsp tomato paste, no added salt
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground paprika
  • cup fresh flat-leaf parsley roughly chopped
  • 20 g avocado mashed (approx.1 tbsp)
  • 3 iceberg lettuce leaves
  • 1 squeeze lemon juice
  • ground black pepper to taste (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Combine the beans, onion, garlic, tomato paste,cumin, paprika, and parsley in a food processor and process until the mix sticks together so you can form burgers, but there are still some chunks. If it’s not blending easily, add the tiniest splash of water, being careful not to use too much or your burgers won’t hold together.
  • Use clean, slightly damp hands to shape the mix into three burger patties, and lay on a baking tray lined with paper. Cook for thirty minutes, then carefully flip them (they are quite fragile because we haven’t used a binding agent like flour) and cook for another 15-20 minutes until cooked through. Leave them to sit for five minutes prior to serving, to help them firm up a bit.
  • Meanwhile, combine the avocado with the lemon juice in a bowl, and add the black pepper if you’re using it. Stir together with a fork.
  • Serve each burger in a lettuce cup with a little of the mashed avocado for a bunless burger.


Please note the serving size listed is to be used as a guide only. Consider your own individual nutrient and carbohydrate requirements and adjust the serving size as required. If you are unsure of your requirements consult an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) for personalises advice.

Nutritional information (per serve)

Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 33g
Swap It
Swap It

A low GI diet focuses on the quality of carbohydrates you eat. Good carbohydrates (or low GI carbohydrates) are more slowly digested helping keep your blood sugars stable, whereas bad carbohydrates cause your blood glucose levels to peak and crash. Want to know which carbohydrates are best for you? Try our swap it tool!

Translate »