Monday, May 2, 2011

Veggie Burger and Cauliflower-Corn Salad

Today I have two treats for you that I think you're going to like... one is an easy and yummy vegetarian burger recipe, and the other is a light and delicious cauliflower-corn salad recipe. I served both for lunch the other day along with vegetable salad and the feedback was 'tasty, filling, and very satisfying'.

Burgers: Makes 8 servings (or 4 really big burgers!)

  • 2 cups black eyed peas
  • 3 slices whole grain bread
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • Handful of spinach
  • One egg (or one tsp egg replacer)
  • Spices - garlic, cumin, black pepper, Bragg (sea salt optional)
  • Canola oil (for frying)
  • Food Processor

Cook beans until soft. Toast bread until hard and crunchy, tear apart and chop it up in food processor. Add beans, parsley, spinach, egg and spices, and mix it all together in the food processor until consistency is good for making the patties.

Separate mixture into 8 and roll into balls. Flatten into patties, heat up oil in large pan, and begin frying. Best to do 4 at a time.

Flip burgers every few minutes and cook until crispy. Make sure to put paper towel on a plate for soaking up the excess oil.

Cauliflower-Corn Salad:

  • One head cauliflower
  • One ear of corn
  • Honey mustard dressing
  • Juice of whole lemon
Steam cauliflower and corn (you can do it in the same pot together) for about 5 minutes or until soft. Shave off corn kernels. Mash cauliflower with a fork or potato masher (easy when it's soft) and mix in the corn kernels, dressing and lemon juice. Delicious on it's own, as a side dish, or in a pita with salad.

Hope you enjoy!

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