Lunch recipe

How to make Cilantro Bean Burgers with Creamy Avocado-Lime Slaw for Lunch Recipes for Diabetic Patients

Light up your burger! Bean patties are much lower in fat and have more fiber than beef patties. And they are cheap and easy to cook in the house – and we promise they are just as satisfying, especially with a fine creamy topping.


  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ cup crushed tortilla chips or panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pumpkin seeds, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro plus 1/2 cup, divided
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage (green and/or red)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 whole-wheat buns, halved and toasted

Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1
  • Combine beans, half a clove, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Mash with a fork until all the beans are gone. Combine crushed chips (or panko), oats, pumpkin seeds, two tablespoons of cilantro, and egg.
  • Step 2
  • Divide the mixture into 4 parts, then shape it into patties. Place on a plate and refrigerator for 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Step 3
  • Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup remaining cilantro, remaining garlic, yogurt, avocado, lemon juice and water in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. Mix the lime zest with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Add the cabbage and toss to combine.
  • Step 4
  • Grease a large non-stick coating over medium heat. Add the patties and cook for 6 minutes. Turn over, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook until golden brown and warm, 5 to 6 minutes more. Serve the burgers with buns, topped with 1/4 cup of chopped cabbage each. Serve the remaining barrel on the side.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Burger, 1 Bun and 1 Cup Slaw Pack: 368 calories; protein 16g; carbohydrates 54.7g; diet fiber 15.3g; sugar 7.2g; 11.4g fat; saturated fat 2.1g; cholesterol 47.9mg; vitamin a iu 401.8IU; vitamin c 35.2mg; folate 139.2mcg; calcium 152.7mg; iron 4.2mg; magnesium 107.6mg; potassium 796.7mg; sodium 711.7mg.

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