Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Veggie Burger and Broccoli Salad

 Sometimes you go ALL out for meals. Making the main feature and the sides.


 Although there were only two components to this meal I feel like we went all out. I'll count the dressing for the broccoli salad as a separate component so... make that three components ;)


I think everyone was very satisfied after this meal. It is truly one of those feel good meals that satisfies hunger and nourishes the body.


Oh, a slice of pickle makes every veggie burger a stunner! Just love the tang and the crunch. The pretzel bun (store-bought) is not mandatory but it sure does taste fantastic with the veggie burger - that's coming from a pretzel lover though.

Maple Chipotle Sweet Potato Burger
Adapted from Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes 

Ingredients

1/4 dry millet + 3/4 cup water
1 large or (2) small sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed and steamed (about 2 cups worth)
1 cup of baby Bella mushrooms, quartered
2 dates, pitted
1 chipotle pepper
juice of 1 lime
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried cilantro, 2 tsp if using fresh
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
1/4 cup wheat germ (GFO - gf oats)
1 tbsp Pepita's
Directions
Peel, cube and steam sweet potatoes.
In a small sauce pan bring water to a boil, add millet, cover and cook for 15 minutes until water is absorbed and millet is cooked through - remove from heat and cool. Preheat oven to 350.
In a food processor fitted with an S blade, process sweet potato, mushrooms, dates, chipotle pepper until mushrooms are finely diced.
in a medium bowl add sweet potato mix, cooked millet and remaining ingredients - lime through Pepita's and mix well. divide the mixture into 4 even mounds. form each mound into a patty and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Place baking sheet in oven. Cook burgers for around 25 minutes or until browned - make sure to flip burgers half way through baking.


Broccoli Salad
Adapted from Rawmazing 

Dressing
1 C Cashews, soaked at least 2 hours
Juice from 1 1/2 lemons
2 T Oil
1/4 C Water
1 shallot (2 T chopped)
1 clove garlic
2 T Agave
1/2 T Mustard Powder
Pinch Sea Salt

Combine all ingredients in vitamix or magic bullet. Mix until silky smooth.

Salad
6 C Chopped Broccoli
1/2 Red Onion, medium, chopped
1 C Craisins
1 C Sunflower Seeds

Mix together broccoli, craisins, onion, and sunflower seeds. Top with dressing and combine until well coated.
 






2 comments:

  1. my kind of burger, my kind of meal, thanks grrrls!
    xo
    http://allykayler.blogspot.ca/

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  2. You're very welcome!!
    It's our kind of burger too ;) tasty and nutritious!

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