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We’ve all spent the summer barbecueing and the likes of hamburgers, sausages and steaks but sometimes it’s time to take one of those familiar items and give it a more conscious twist. Here is our recipe for vegetarian hamburgers. There are a number of good versions available in the supermarkets. It’s best to try out a few and find out which your favourite is.

Serves 2

2 hamburger buns
2 vegetarian hamburgers
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon miso
1 large carrot (300 g)
75 g rocket
2 tablespoons olive oil (2 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar (2 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon sugar

Peel the carrot and coarsely grate. Place in a bowl with 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon sugar, salt and pepper. Set aside to pickle.
Place the mayonnaise in a bowl and whisk through the miso. Set aside.
Cut the hamburger buns open. Heat a frying pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil and toast the buns on the cut side until golden. Remove from the pan.
Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and fry the hamburgers until golden, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
Spoon the carrot slaw on to the bottom half each bun. Lay a hamburger on each followed by a spoonful of miso mayonnaise. Top with the rocket and serve.