Raw veggie burger recipe
Shelf Life5 days in fridge
- 1/2 cup hemp hearts (hemp seeds)
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
- 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
- 3/4 cup finely chopped veggies (combination of celery, onion, fresh parsley, and/or red pepper - some of each is best, but ratio doesn't matter)
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoons dried dill (optional)
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)
- 1. Add all dry ingredients (except hemp hearts and chopped veggies) to your food processor. Process until well mixed and almost flour-like. Transfer into a large bowl.
- 2. Add remaining ingredients (hemp hearts and chopped veggies) to mixture in large bowl. Stir with a spoon until thoroughly combined.
- 3. Add water and lemon juice. Stir again.
- 4. Line dehydrator trays with parchment paper.
- 5. Form patties with your hands, similar to burger patties—approximately ½ to ¾ of an inch thick. Place on trays. Patties should fill approx. one tray. Patties should not touch one another.
- 6. Dehydrate on high for 1.5 hours. Reduce heat and dehydrate for another 5 hours. Once burger patties are holding together and firming up nicely, remove parchment paper and continue dehydrating until they reach desired veggie burger consistency.
The Rawtarian's ThoughtsBy The Rawtarian
Wondering how can you have a raw veggie burger without meat or bread, etc? Just get raw-creative!
First, the patty. Raw veggie burger patties are usually made from a savory concoction of vegetables and a binding agent (like flax seed, for example). The mixture is molded into patties and dehydrated in a dehydrator, which results in a delicious, hearty patty. When preparing your patties, be mentally prepared that they will be a lot smaller after dehydration as much of the moisture is removed during the dehydration process.
The bun? You can either make a bread or cracker by dehydrating them, or do what I do. Wrap the patty in a crisp leaf or romaine lettuce and you're good to go. :)
Although this specific recipe has a lot of ingredients, it's actually quick to prepare since it's pretty much "throw and go." I love the flavor of this recipe. I really don't like the raw carrot/almond veggie burger recipe that seems to be everywhere nowadays. In contrast, this recipe is nice and moist. It doesn't taste like "meat" but it is a very nice, fresh, flavorful veggie burger patty. Give it a try - it's easier than it looks.
If you don't have a dehydrator, you can cook these in an oven at above-raw temperatures. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cook at 350 for 15 minutes. Flip and cook for another 20 minutes. Let cool.
- This recipe is very low in Calories, and Carbohydrates.
- This recipe is low in Sodium.
- This recipe is a good source of Protein.
- This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber, and Iron.
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