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Mediterranean carrot burgers


  • 10 medium carrots, cooked until soft and drained

  • 2 slices white bread, rubbed into crumbs

  • 6 dried apricots, finely diced

  • 2 tsp chopped sultanas

  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 tsp chilli flakes

  • 2 tsp finely grated unwaxed orange zest

  • 1 egg

  • 6 tbsp mixed chopped parsley, mint and dill

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • Plain flour for dusting

  • Vegetable oil for shallow frying


  • 1.

    Mash the carrots then add all the remaining ingredients and knead well, until soft and slightly damp. If the mixture is too wet, add further breadcrumbs.

  • 2.

    Mould the puree into about 12.5cm flat patties, coating your hands with flour to stop them sticking.

  • 3.

    Roll each piece in flour then shallow fry in oil until brown on all sides.

  • 4.

    Drain well on kitchen paper and serve in a grilled ciabatta roll with salad.

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