Yeah.. you heard me… Burger time!
This super yummy burger pattie has a base of almonds, pistachios and pecans! I’m not joking… so say goodbye to the store bought junk with unknown fillers… Unless you have found yourself a good brand vegetarian/vegan burger patty.
Even if you are a meat eater this is a great recipe to try for something different.
You don’t even have to make them into a burger! You can break it up and eat it in salads. Do whatever you feel like! Smother it in freshly mashed avocado and you have a super yummy savoury snack.
Vegan Burger Patties
Submitted by Raw Blend
Makes – Roughly 18 veggie patties
Serves – 18 people or 9 hungry people
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup pistachios
- 1 cup pecans
- 4 large carrots
- 1 med brown onion
- 2 handfuls parsley
- Generous squeeze fresh lemon juice
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- 3 tsp. rosemary
- 1 ½ tsp. tarragon
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. curry powder
1. Roughly chop your carrots and onions. We did this by chopping the carrots into about 4 sections and dropping the sections through the lid in the Vitamix whilst it was on variable speed 7. It gives you a rough enough chop to mould into patties.
2. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
3. Shape into burger patties by hand or by using an egg shaper.
4. Dehydrate for 5-6 hours turning over at the 2 hour mark. We dehydrated at 65 degrees Celsius. Dehydrate for a little longer if you don’t think they are ready. It depends on how thick you make them.
It’s always good to make sure that the onion in this recipe is chopped up into almost a mush! Nothing worse than getting a nice big chunk of raw onion… It certainly shocks the taste buds and leaves you with a more than desirable breath later on… not…
Why should I be eating pistachios?
- Pistachios are a rich source of energy; 100g of nuts provides 557 calories.
- Rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and an excellent source of antioxidants. Including carotenes, vitamin E (23g per 100g) and polyphenolic antioxidant compounds.
- Pistachios can help to lower LDL cholesterol (the bad one) and increase the good HDL cholesterol within the blood.
- Packed with many important B-Complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 and folates.
- They’re a super nut packed with minerals like copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium.
You might want to even try making your own Pistachio Flour in your Vitamix Dry Container to make some raw cookies. YUM!
Ok, why should I be eating Almonds?
- Almonds are also known to lower the bad cholesterol
- Flavanoids in almond skins work in synergy with the vitamin E, thus reducing the risk of heart disease.
- Almonds help to build strong bones and teeth thanks to their phosphorus content.
- Almonds lower the rise in blood sugar and insulin after meals.
- Almonds contain riboflavin and L-carnitine, nutrients that boost brain activity.
- Almonds are the only nut and one of the few proteins that are alkaline forming. When your body is too acidic you risk a poor immune system, low energy and weight gain.
So, are pecans on the same level?
They surely are! They boast many benefits, including:
- The fibre found in pecans helps to clean out the gastrointestinal system allowing the colon to work at a greater level of efficiency. Some other benefits relating to fibre and colon health are reduced risks of colitis and hemorrhoids.
- Pecans contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats like oleic acid along with phenolic antioxidants.
- Pecans are rich in magnesium – a mineral known for its anti-inflammatory benefits. Magnesium has also been shown to help lower blood pressure.
- Pecan nuts are rich source of energy, providing 690 calories per 100g.
- They are also a rich source of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, and selenium.
So why not try your hand at some scrumptious pecan recipes like our Raw Pecan Pie. You always need something sweet after a savoury dish so this would be perfect. Except if you can’t have nuts…
Now… all we need are some candles and we have ourselves a nice romantic dinner!