Asda Brighton Bloggers BBQ + Vegan Burger Recipe!

Asda Brighton Blogger Burger BBQ

Burgers are a big ‘dill’ around this place – here in Brighton we have a number of well-known burger joints, battling it out for not only ‘Best Burger in Brighton’, but also ‘Best Burger in the UK’ too! So it was only fitting that Asda held an event for National Burger Day in Brighton.

Big Lemon bus and Brighton bloggers

We met at Brighton station and were met by two yellow Big Lemon buses! As you can see, I got on the second bus with this lovely lot!

And here’s some of the motley crew, including me! (don’t worry, I cut my fringe soon after as it kept messing up, and a shorter fringe is better for me!

Bus brighton bloggers big lemon

Bus crew represent!!! Yes, our poses clearly don’t match! Check out Dan‘s pouting!! (Thanks Jess for the above two pics, love ya!)

So we got the the buses, and then we were whisked away to a mystery location (a house in Woodingdean, which you can actually rent on Airbnb) and when we got there, we found a marquee with massive BBQs, chefs, a jazz band, and awesome people serving us Pimms, gin fizzes and soft drinks.

Onto more pressing things, the food…

Asda Brighton bloggers bbq

On the menu, courtesy of Asda, we had:

  • BBQ Pulled Pork Burger
  • Vintage Cheddar Beef Burger
  • Halloumi Burger
  • Peach and Mushroom Burger
  • Lemon Sea Bass
  • Barbecued Salmon

NB: You can buy a lot of the ingredients for these burgers from the Asda BBQ section)


So much deliciousness to try! We also had sides and Eton Mess to finish! Yum.

Pimms cocktails Asda Brighton BBQ

Asda Brighton bloggers BBQ


Asda Brighton bloggers Eton Mess


(Photos courtesy of Talented Talkers, since I was seemingly more concerned with eating burgers, drinking Pimms, and having some awesome chats with some fabulous people)

We left the lovely house, stuffed to the brim with delicious food, having made an re-enforced friendships with other Brighton bloggers. It was great to be able to put the real life, human face to the Twitter handle! There are some wonderful people here in Brighton, and some of them are bloggers! I love being a blogger in Brighton, there’s a lovely, growing community down here.

With burgers on the minds, I thought I’d share with you my twist on Jamie Oliver’s recipe for ‘The Best Vegan Burger‘ – so if you’re Vegan, Vegetarian, or an Omni who doesn’t fancy meat, it’s a great one, with my added twist!


amazing vegan burger recipe

The Even Better Vegan Burger 

By Tea, Cake and Make

Serves: 4

Prep time: 30 minutes to cook (plus chilling time)

1 x 400 g tin of chickpeas
1 x 340 g tin of sweetcorn
½ a bunch of fresh coriander
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground cumin
dash of hot sauce of your choice (Tabasco, Cholula or similar)
zest of 1 lemon
3 heaped tablespoons plain flour, plus extra for dusting
sea salt
vegetable oil
1 small round lettuce
2 large ripe tomatoes
4 buns, rolls, bagels or similar of your choice


  • Drain the chickpeas and sweetcorn and put into blender/food processor (I recommend putting the chickpea water aside, so you can use it for aquafaba and make Vegan meringues, mousse and more!)
  • Add half of the coriander leaves to the food processor
  • Add the spices, lemon, flour, salt, spices and hot sauce to the processor, and pulse until all the ingredients are combined… you don’t want it perfectly blended though – leave a bit of chunk in for texture!
  • Dust your surface with flour and divide the mixture into 4 patties which are about 2 cm thick
  • Pop the patties onto a baking tray and leave in the fridge for around 30 minutes so that they’re nice and firm!
  • Heat some oil in the frying pan of your choice! When the oil is hot, add your patties to the pan for 10 minutes, turning as and when necessary for an even cook. Once golden brown, transfer to kitchen roll to remove excess oil
  • Toast your rolls of choice and spread guacamole (home made, of course!) on both sides of the inside of the roll (Makes it taste so, so much better!). Add a patty and as much lettuce and tomato as you want.
  • Enjoy!

Please do let me know if you try the above recipe! It would be great to know what you think of it!


14 thoughts on “Asda Brighton Bloggers BBQ + Vegan Burger Recipe!”

    1. It was indeed delicious! I want to try making a dairy free version of it with whipped coconut cream!!

      It's a fab recipe, and mushrooms, courgettes and sweet potato are also amazing substitutes for the sweetcorn!

    1. It was such a fab night, wasn't it? The hot sauce makes it a lot better, and sometimes I add chopped chillies too, for a more fiery taste, rather than just the simple warmth of the hot sauce 🙂

  1. This looks like it was a fab meet up! Your photographs of the food are really good, it's making me hungry!

    I like the sound of your recipe for a vegan burger, I'm not that keen on normal burgers so I think this would be a great one for me to try! 🙂

    Michelle -x-

    PS. I have nominated you for the Liebster award.

    1. Ah thanks Michelle! It has to be said, many of the photos were provided by Talented Talkers and by other bloggers (links in the post)… glad they made you hungry though!!

      Please do try the burger recipe, and when you do, I'd love to know what you think of it!

      Thanks for the nomination, too!

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