3 tablespoons cooking oil

Salt to taste

1 medium onion

5 cloves of garlic

1 cup cake flour

1 medium tomato

2 cups boiled cowpeas

Black pepper

Spring onion

Bread rolls


  1. Pound the wet treated cowpea with garlic and spring onion to a fine pulp
  2. Add the flour, salt and pepper
  3. Make burger shapes and fry in oil
  4. Cut tomato and onions into rings
  5. Cut the bread roll in half and put the burger between the bread roll
  6. Serve as a snack

Nutrition Information

  • If you enjoy eating burgers but for some reason you feel the need to cut down on your meat consumption (either because you are, or want to be vegetarian, you want to lose weight, or you simply want to eat healthier), cowpea burgers are a good substitute for beef burgers.
  • While beef burgers are high in saturated fats which are not good for your health cowpea burgers have healthy oils, have a lot more fibre and are lower in calories. It is also a good lunch box idea for your kids to take to school.
  • You could also add shredded lettuce leaves, slices of tomato, onion and green pepper if you wish

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