First let me just tell you how this series came about. I made these tasty burgers and after the first bite……

Peter: “Mmm. Are these for our members?”

Sarah: “Well I think they’re a little too complicated with too many steps.”

Peter: “Man they’re good!”

Sarah: “Thanks. They’re pretty good, right? It kind of seems like a waste not to share them though…”

This is not the first time we’ve had this dilemma. The SD is full of recipes YOU WILL LOVE and are on the simple side, but sometimes I like to get creative and let my imagination run wild with flavors and textures!

Caribbean Burgers with Sweet Carrot Slaw and Cinnamon Okra

Cinnamon Okra

  • 2 cups fresh okra
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut nectar
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Spicy Tahini Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1-2 tsp. sriracha (depending on how spicy you like it)

Sweet Carrot Slaw

  • 2 large carrots
  • 1/2 head of lettuce (we used red leaf)
  • 1 mango
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. tahini

Caribbean Burgers

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups garbanzo beans or 1 14oz can
  • 1 Tbsp. tamari (reduced sodium) or coconut amino’s
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger powder
  • 1 stem of broccoli (not the tops but the base)
  • 3 Tbsp. tahini


Start with the okra, wash and cut off ends. Chop each okra into 4-5 small rounds and set aside. Next heat coconut oil in medium frying pan on medium heat. Add okra and cook for 3-5 minutes. Turn down to low and add coconut nectar and cinnamon. Cook for another 3-5 minutes stirring frequently. Turn off heat and set aside (they don’t need to be kept hot).

Next, make the carrot slaw. Wash all vegetables. Chop lettuce, mango and tomato and put into a medium sized bowl. Next shred/grate the carrots into the bowl, add the balsamic and stir well. Add the tahini to the mixture and stir again. Now set aside.

For the sauce, place all ingredients into a small mixing bowl and stir well. Set aside.

Lastly, for the burgers pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

You will need to process the oatmeal in a food processor until oat flour is made. Once flour is made pour it into a large bowl. Next switch attachments on your food processor and grade the broccoli stem. Then switch back to the S blade and add the remaining burger ingredients to the food processor. (keeping the oat flour in the bowl). Once that mixture is chunky but combined, pour it into the bowl with the oat flour and mix well with your hands. Lightly oil a large baking sheet….don’t use parchment paper as it’s not suppose to be broiled…oopsies!  Form the burgers into 6 patties. Place them in the oven and bake for 12 minutes. Then turn oven to broil and cook for 3 more minutes.

To assemble, place a scoop of carrot slaw on a plate, followed by 2 burgers, then the sauce and finally the okra. Enjoy!

Make this tonight – you won’t believe how amazing these are!


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