Recipe: Vegan burger with aromatic herbs

Burger Parade
October 07, 2011

Each recipe has a story, thoughts and events related to its preparation... let me tell you the one of those vegan burgers.

Like many mothers of young children I face every day the vegetables battle, made of small defeats and disappointments.
Remember that baby sitting on the chair that swallowed smiling and happily spitting all that healthy baby food? How could he become the toddler able to find the microscopic piece of vegetables hidden inside something else, who asks 'What? No-want!'.

Sounds familiar?

My son now eats four kind of meals: pasta and cheese, omelets, toast and his beloved hamburgers. I hide small amounts of vegetables in these dishes, with more or less successful depending on his mood: zucchini in the omelette, mashed tomato in the burger... but they are always very small quantities.

Vegan BurgerThe other day while I was preparing these burgers for me and my partner I thought I would leave aside the chili I had thought to add, so I can offer them to my son.

The burgers are completely vegan: no meat, no eggs, no cheese, ingredients that my son likes. I asked him if he wanted an hamburger, warning him that these were meatless burgers... ah, it's not honesty, he's two years old and I must admit that he doesn't know exactly what meat means.

Vegan BurgerWell, my son looked at these burgers into the pan, found their appearance acceptable and asked to have one. He ate it quietly and said: uhm, good.

I simply look at him and said: fine.

Then I ran into another room, I closed the door and I began to exult in strict silence, shouting with joy in my mind.

Vegan burger with aromatic herbs

Vegan burger with aromatic herbs

For the burgers:
250g cooked beans
2 shallots
3-4 tbsp tomato paste (or 1 peeled tomato
10 leaves of chives garlic (and/or chives)
6 sage leaves
10 basil leaves
30g breadcrumbs

To serve:
toast, cucumber, yogurt, tomatoes

Grind the beans with onions, herbs and tomato puree until the mixture is homogeneous. Combine the breadcrumbs, then crushed to form four patties, flour them and fry them in hot oil.

Vegan burgerServe in slices of toasted bread, spread with yogurt and stuffed with cucumber and tomato slices.

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Two years ago: Ham rolls with tatsoi

I'm sending this to Susan for her Yeast Spotting event.

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Author: paola (URL)

Ciao! Riprovo a lasciarti un commento, perchè ci avevo già provato ma non funzionava... Grazie per avermi prestato i tuoi biscotti alla lavanda!
e complimenti per questa idea di hamburger :-)
Sicuramente li farò presto al mio piccolo!

a presto!

Author: DebinHawaii (URL)

Yay! You must be very happy. ;-) It looks like a yummy veggie burger--thanks for sharing it and your story with Souper Sundays this week.

Author: Graziana

Non è stato un caso isolato, ho rifatto la stessa ricetta (ma senza basilico perché non ne avevo) e li ha graditi di nuovo!

I made again the same recipe (but without basil) and my son ate these burgers again!

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