Recipe by The Gibraltar Vegan instagram.com/thegibraltarvegan

(The recipe is enough for two burgers. I recommend changing up the herbs and using rosemary or cumin or changing the mustard to English or vegan horseradish if you wish to make varieties.)


  • 230 g black beans (this is roughly one can and does not include the liquid, if you use dry beans you will need to about ¼ cup – cook them and let them chill in advance of using)
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 4 cloves of roughly diced garlic
  • 1 tbsp diced fresh flat leaf parsley
  • ¼ large white onion
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

To accompany the burgers:

  • 2 burger buns
  • 1 handful rocket lettuce
  • 2 slices of vegan cheese
  • ¾ large white onion chopped
  • 1 tsp vegan mayo
  • 1 tsp tomato ketchup

1. Drain the beans from the can and rinse well. Shake off all excess water.

2. Place the beans in a blender and add mustard, garlic, parsley, onion, chia seeds, salt and pepper.

3. Blend until well mixed but not until it’s too smooth, a bit of texture is nice.

4. Shape into patties and place in the fridge so that they bind well, thanks to the help of chia seeds.

5. Light up the BBQ and cook until nicely charred on both sides.

6. Sauté the chopped onion.

7. Slightly toast the burger buns and then stack the food, starting with mayo, then rocket, burger, cheese, onions and finally tomato ketchup, or in any combination you prefer.

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Vegan since 2015, she is a lover of food and loves to try out new dishes, be it at home or dining out. This passion for creating new dishes led her to invent easy, tasty recipes that anyone can try, and that are now shared with The Gibraltar Magazine readers. Her gnocchi pesto dish is a firm favourite with everyone who has tried it. She loves opening her cupboard, and like an artist who mixes their paints to create new colours, she likes to combine, add and marry up foods with each other to create new dishes. Her mother used to say to her “You have to eat your mistakes”, luckily she said she doesn’t make too many but they are always eaten.