Recipe: Nut Burgers

I adapted this recipe from page 461 of Vegan Planet (the cookbook author also blogs), just substituting sunflour for bread crumbs and increasing the amount of fresh herbs. I love this recipe because (1) it has good protein from three different nuts, and the seeds in sunflour; (2) it pairs well with a veggie side dish; and (3) it’s just darn tasty, and I can use it for Adrian as well. This week Adrian’s brother is staying with us. I made this recipe for Martin. After Martin went to sleep I popped some commercial French fries into the oven, added salad and toasted buns to the nut burgers, and called it “diner dinner.” Adrian and his brother thought this ensemble made a great meal.

3 tbsps olive or other cooking oil
1/2 cup minced onion
1 cup cooked lentils
1 cup chopped raw walnuts, soaked and dehydrated
1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked and dehydrated
2 tbsps raw almond butter
2/3 cup sunflour
1/4 cup minced fresh herbs
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Cook the onion in 1 tbsp oil until softened. Transfer to a food processor and add all ingredients except the remaining oil. Process until well blended, then form into six patties. Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet and brown the patties on both sides. Yummy.

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