Crunchy Cauliflower Burgers with Jalapeño Mayo

, from Issue #81. November, 2018
Photography by Olivia Galletly.
Crunchy Cauliflower Burgers with Jalapeño Mayo

These baked cauliflower florets are a great meat-free burger option. Cauliflower is best served straight from the oven while it’s extra crunchy.

Serves: 4


Crunchy cauliflower bites
190ml milk
1 cup plain flour
1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
1⁄4 teaspoon ground pepper
2 cups panko crumbs
1⁄4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1⁄2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 small head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
3 tablespoons olive oil
Jalapeño mayo
zest and juice 1 lime
1 tablespoon finely diced pickled jalapeños
1 crushed garlic clove
1⁄2 cup purchased mayonnaise sea salt
To assemble
1⁄2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 avocado, sliced
4 cos lettuce leaves
1⁄4 cup coriander leaves
1⁄2 green chilli, thinly sliced (optional)
4 burger buns
1 lime, cut into wedges 


Crunch caulifower bites: In a large bowl, combine milk, flour, salt and pepper. Whisk until a smooth batter forms.

In another large bowl, combine panko crumbs, parmesan, turmeric, smoked paprika and oregano.

Dip cauliflower florets into the batter and then into the panko mixture. Place on the baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden, turning half way through cooking.

Jalapeño mayo: In a small bowl combine the zest and lime juice, jalapeños, garlic and mayonnaise. Season with salt.

To assemble: Cut burger buns in half and grill until golden brown. Smear a generous spoonful of jalapeño mayo on top and bottom bun. Top with red onion, avocado, cos lettuce, coriander, cauliflower bites, and chilli. Season with salt. Serve with lime wedges.