Cajun bean burgers and dairy-free slaw

Vegan Cajun bean burgers with dairy-free slaw (plus: how-to video)

  • serves 4
  • A little effort

These quick and easy cajun bean burgers are the perfect dish for a meat-free vegan meal. Packed full of veggies and plenty of flavour, these burgers are super healthy. Serve with dairy-free slaw, and you have a perfect meal for 4



  • olive oil
  • onion 1/2, finely diced
  • garlic 1 clove, finely chopped
  • smoked paprika 1 tsp
  • ground cumin 1 tsp
  • garlic granules 1 tsp
  • chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  • black beans 1 tin, drained and rinsed
  • plain flour 75g
  • flat-leaf parsley finely chopped to make 1 tbsp
  • ciabatta buns to serve
  • rocket a handful, to serve

Pickled onions

  • red onions 1/2, sliced into thin rings
white wine vinegar 1 tbsp


  • silken tofu 50g
  • Dijon mustard 1 tsp
white wine vinegar 2 tbsp
  • white cabbage 1/4, finely sliced
  • carrot 1, shredded


  • Step 1

    Heat a frying pan over a medium heat with 2 tsp of olive oil and fry the onion, green pepper and garlic for 5-10 minutes until translucent.

  • Step 2

    Add the spices and cook for another 2 minutes then leave to cool.

  • Step 3

    Put the black beans in a food processor and pulse until you have a rough, chunky purée.


  • Step 4

    Put the onion and spice mixture, flour and parsley into a bowl and stir through the beans. Add 1 tbsp of water if it looks dry.

  • Step 5

    Form into 4 patties, cover and chill.


  • Step 6

    Add the red onion to a bowl with the white wine vinegar and season.

  • Step 7

    For the slaw, blitz the silken tofu, mustard and white wine vinegar with 2 tbsp of water and season.

  • Step 8

    Put the cabbage and carrot into a bowl and stir through the dressing.

  • Step 9

    Heat a frying pan over a medium heat with a little olive oil and fry the burgers for 3-4 minutes on each side until crisp.

  • Step 10

    Serve the burgers in the buns, with slaw piled on top, some rocket and the pickled onions.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 445
  • Fat 6.5g
  • Saturates 0.9g
  • Carbs 72.7g
  • Sugars 8.9g
  • Fibre 11.7g
  • Protein 18g
  • Salt 1.3g