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Zucchini beetroot burgers

2017-09-07

Finally the promised burger recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

When it comes to vegan burgers, i can honestly say i prefer those veggie patties that are crunchy on the outside, and rather squishy on the inside. I actually don’t like those meat substances that taste exactly like the real thing. I think it’s creepy, haha. If you’ve been vegan for a while you probably understand what i mean ๐Ÿ˜‰

So these patties are nothing like the real thing: They’re more of aย soft veggie patty that blends fantastically with the other components of the burger. The combination of zucchini and beetroot is unbeatable, and the oats i put in there additionally give the whole thing more of a consistency (otherwise they would fall apart too easily).

Oh, one more thing: You don’t have to built your burgers the same way i did; feel free to stack it up with anything you want! I’m thinking grilled pumpkin or apple slices right now, fresh herbs, cucumber, oh and hummus would be an amaaazing combination now that i think about it! Arrghh i think i’ll have to remake it at some point with more interesting layers! The patty recipe is already on point though, promise ๐Ÿ˜‰ But the combination you can see on the picture worked fine too, the layers were vegan mayo, pineapple, tomato, salad leaves (try using arugula instead!), then the patty, tomato pesto, and avocado. Was delicious! And non-vegans approved ๐Ÿ˜‰

Recipe below!

Zucchini Beetroot Burger Patties

(makes about 8)

  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1 beetroot
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil or parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 gloves of garlic, finely chopped

Wash, peel and then grate the zucchini and beetroot into a medium bowl. Add the spices and herbs, the oats, the lime juice and the garlic and stir with a spoon until well combined. You can alternatively use your hands to combine. (What i did hehe)

Put a kitchen towel over the bowl and place it in the fridge overnight. (So the flavor can develop itself)

When you’re ready to make your burgers, preheat the oven to 180ยฐC.

Line a tray with a baking sheet and start forming patties with your hands (roll balls and then press them flat). Now you have two options: You can first fry them in a pan with some oil, and then place them in the oven. This will make them even crunchier on the outside. But as i didn’t want to use oil, i chose the second option: Placing them on the tray and putting them in the oven directly.

Bake for about 30mins (check if they’re done, you’ll see it on the outside).

And that’s it! Now the real fun begins: Building your burgers. As i said before, feel free to try any combination of sauces, fruit, vegetables and herbs you want!

Hope y’all are having a wonderful week!

xx, Jezebel

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