I’ve tried so many veggie burgers I’ve lost track. The vast majority fall apart when I try to cook them or have way too many ingredients, so preparing them is a tremendous undertaking. I came across this recipe for the Green Monster Veggie Burger in a book I was reading about slowing down the aging process…a topic most of us are interested in!
I made just a few small changes and was delighted to discover that this burger is really delicious. I love that it’s made of mostly green veggies as opposed to the traditional veggie burger that often has beans as the main ingredient. My batch made eight burgers and I’ve been enjoying them ever since!
Green Monster Veggie Burger
2 cups frozen baby peas
5 ounces baby kale (one of the small bins)
1/2 broccoli head, cut into florets
1 large celery stalk or 2 small, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon Italian spice mix
2 teaspoons tamari
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or more to taste
1/4 teaspoon black pepper or more to taste
1 small eggplant
1 red bell pepper
1 avocado, mashed
Salted plain Greek yogurt
Bring a medium pot of water to boil. Put in the kale, then after two minutes add the frozen peas and cook for seven minutes. Two minutes before time is up add the broccoli florets. Drain and set aside to cool slightly before transferring to a food processor.
In a large skillet, heat about 2 tablespoons olive oil and cook the veggie patties over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Serve them with or without bread ( I like this Fitness Bread) with grilled veggies or your choice of toppings. Enjoy!