Vegetable burgers are like hamburgers or chicken burgers, but the patty does not contain meat. The patty of a vegetable burger usually made from vegetables, textured vegetable protein, beans, tofu, mushrooms, seeds and nuts. Here is a simple vegetable recipe, which is made of lentil, potato, yogurt and spices.
- Low-fat plain yogurt – 1/2 cup (130g)
- Lemon juice – 1/4 cup (60ml)
- Tahini – 2 tbsp.
- Cold mashed potato – 1 cup
- Canned brown lentils (rinsed and drained) – 400g
- Mild Indian curry paste – 1 tbsp.
- Spring onions (thinly sliced) – 4
- Egg – 1
- Dry bread crumbs – 1/2 cup
- Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp.
- Whole-meal buns – 4
- Tomato – 4 slices
- Salt – to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper – to taste
- Snow pea shoots – to garnish
- Place the low-fat plain yogurt, tahini and lemon juice in a small bowl to make the dressing. Stir them well to combine. Season it with freshly ground pepper and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, place the mashed potato, spring onion, lentils, egg, curry paste and breadcrumbs and mix together using your hands. Season with freshly ground pepper and salt.
- Separate this lentil mixture into four patties. You can use additional bread crumbs to get the perfect shape of the patties.
- Place a large frying pan over medium heat and add vegetable oil. Place the patties into the pan and fry for about 3 to 5 minutes or until golden.
- Place these patties into the whole-meal buns along with yoghurt dressing, tomato slices and snow pea shoots.
You can freeze these patties for long-term storage by wrapping with a plastic wrap followed by a layer of aluminium foil. The plastic wrap will help to prevent freezer burn and the aluminium foil will help to keep odors from seeping into the patties.