Thursday, July 22, 2010

Real Vegetable Burgers

Once again I was inspired by one of Meghan Telpner's recipes.
Krestan has been a vegetarian for 2 1/2 years now and I'm always striving to find healthy recipes for him, but to avoid too much soy/tofu. Most of the veggie burgers we purchase have soy as the first ingredient. When I saw Meghan's recipe, I knew I had to give it a try. I served it much as a traditional burger for Krestan, on a whole wheat 'Thintini' bun with ketchup, onions, pickles and tomatoes. He said it was at least as good as a bought veggie burger, but maybe even better. That was good enough for me :-) Perry and I also had ours on the 'Thintini' buns but with onions, tomatoes and cucumber and with a dressing made with tahini, kefir and sambal oelek. We both really enjoyed them.

Here's what I did...

Shredded 2 carrots in my food processor, using the grater attachment.

Added one sliced onion

A handful of pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds

Added 5 leaves of fresh kale from our garden

About a cup of chickpeas

2 cups coarsely chopped mushrooms

2 tablespoons freshly ground flax seeds

1/2 cup cilantro, some Celtic sea salt and cayenne pepper

2 heaping tablespoons of chia seeds (just 'cos I love them) and about 2/3 cup of besan (chickpea flour)

Formed them into patties and baked at 400F for 20 mins., flipped them and baked for 20 more mins.

Yum, yum!!!

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