As soon as I saw this burger, I knew I had met my dream. I LOVE beetroot, and the best part is that J can’t stand to eat it. This means I had these beetroot burgers all to myself! They come with a sachet of beetroot salsa as well, which I was excited to try. They’re frozen, which means you have to defrost the sachet in a cup of boiling water.
There are big chunks of beetroot and root vegetables in the burger, including large pieces of carrot as you can see below. It also contains nutty and smoky seeds to complement the flavour. It is quite crumbly – I barely managed to get the two I ate onto a burger bun without losing half of them. The inside has a more mushy texture, and there’s no crispy outer layer or anything to distinguish it. I quite enjoyed that, though – we don’t always need breadcrumbs. The one criticism I had while eating these was that they don’t always seem to have been blended quite correctly. In one fo mine, I had a massive piece of asparagus. I mean, truly massive and chewy. It was more than a little uncalled for. I’m not even sure that asparagus has any right to be inside a root vegetable burger.
The sauce, however, was my favourite part of the whole meal. It has a very sweet and vinegary taste above the beetroot. It was absolutely delicious, and I would like to buy it separately as a dressing for other meals! I tried it with some sweet potato fries as well and the sweetness just worked wonderfully. I’m going to have to do some research to see if it is actually available on its own at all.