This #FoodFriday recipe comes from the Arnolfini Harbourside Bar, based at the contemporary arts centre and run by the award-winning Bristol Beer Factory team. Head chef Jimmy Morton shares how to make one of their popular dishes – a curried cauliflower and chickpea burger, with toasted cashew nut, hummus, chopped salad and lettuce on a brioche bun.

Curried cauliflower and chickpea burger from Arnolfini Harbourside Bar with chips and beer in background

Curried cauliflower and chickpea burger recipe

Makes around four good sized burgers.


1 large white onion diced
3 sticks of celery diced
3 carrots grated
1 bulb garlic finely sliced
5 heads of cauliflower
5 red chillies finely sliced
4 tins chickpeas (400g each)
2 limes zest and juice
1 large bunch of coriander finely chopped
4 tbsp of curry powder
2 tbsp of turmeric
1 tbsp of ground cumin
300g rolled oats
Panko bread crumbs (add till consistency is correct to mould into burgers)  


  • Breakdown cauliflower into smaller pieces and roast with curry powder, oil, salt and pepper. 
  • In a big pot, cook down celery, onions, carrots and garlic.
  • Add red chillies, all the spices, and cook for a couple of minutes 
  • Add oats and enough aquafaba (chickpea liquid) to cook the oats in. When oats are cooked take off heat.
  • Pulse blitz the cauliflower and add to mix.
  • Blitz the chickpeas and add to mix.
  • Add lime juice and zest.
  • Add panko breadcrumbs to correct consistency.
  • When cold, add coriander.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Make into four good-size burger size portions.
  • Cook on a medium heat for around 20 minutes, turning over halfway through.
About the author

Chef Jimmy Morton has worked with Bristol Beer Factory for over five years at The Barley Mow and more recently joined the team at Arnolfini Harbourside Bar. He is renowned not only for his mouth-watering burger creations but for his Sunday Roasts at The Barley Mow. In his spare time Jimmy is also an artist.


Arnolfini Harbourside Bar
Arnolfini Harbourside Bar

Relaxed café bar inside the Arnolfini gallery right next to the Harbourside.

Arts Centre
Arnolfini at Bristol Harbourside

Arnolfini is a centre for contemporary arts based on Bristol’s Harbourside. The organisation is dedicated to producing and presenting visual arts, performance, film, music and events.