An Alternative Sunflower Seed Recipe?  Sunflower Seed and Hazelnut Burgers

This sunflower seed recipe combines sunflower seeds and hazelnuts to make delicious moist burgers that are perfect for indoor cooking or the barbeque.


150g/5oz sunflower seeds (about 1½ cups)

150g/5oz hazelnuts (about 1½ cups)

1 onion, finely chopped

1 carrot, grated

1½ soy sauce

3 tablespoons of tahini (sesame paste)

1½ dried thyme

sunflower oil for frying (or canola or peanut oil)
Sunflower Seed and Hazelnut Burgers


1. Coarsely grind the sunflower seeds and hazelnuts in a food processor.

2. Transfer to a large bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Mix well.

3. Next, shape the mixture into burgers. You should get about 8 burgers from this vegan recipe. The best way to shape the burgers is to take roughly 1/8 of the mix for each burger, roll into a ball between your palms and then flatten slightly to form a burger shape.

4. Heat a thin layer of sunflower oil in a pan or skillet and fry the burgers for a few minutes on each side.

5. If you are cooking the burgers on the barbeque, brush with oil first and barbeque as normal.

I particularly like these burgers served with a fruity sauce like Yellow Pepper and Mango Relish but they are good served with all of the traditional burger accompaniments.

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