I made hundreds of veggie burgers while I was testing my cookbook Vegan Under Pressure. I am still inspired to make burgers from whatever I have cooked and is hanging out in my refrigerator or freezer- begging for a new incarnation.
My latest burger – Red Rice, Chickpea and Cauliflower Burgers doesn’t look as good as the Sweet Potato Hemp Burger, (not only because that one has a professional photo but it’s just a prettier burger) but it, too, was very tasty.
I realize that we eat with our eyes but my tummy was screaming, food, glorious food…feed me now, please. So I whipped up this burger. You can use quinoa instead of rice or black rice in place of red. Use any type of bean and another firm but cooked vegetable (or more than one veggie instead of only cauliflower). Season to taste.
I served one burger on top of a big salad which contained arugula, 2 types of lettuce, avocado, hemp seeds and onion. Add tomatoes, I did right after I put the burger on, but I was so hungry that another photo just didn’t happen. I drizzled the salad with ume vinegar which is a bit salty. All I can say is yum…
One of my recipe testers liked her burgers crumbled on top of soup. I often like to wrap the burger in corn tortillas. How do you like to serve your burgers?