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The "Real" Plant-Based Burger

Updated: Dec 18, 2020

It literally took a neuroscientist to build this plant-based burger! If you've tried Plantology's signature burgers you'd believe that:) I like to call this a "blank slate burger". Meaning, using the basic ingredients listed below you can create your custom version to fit your palate. So here I share the secret of how to build your own plant-based burger using "real" whole ingredients.





Ingredients:

Chickpeas, canned or cooked- 1.5 cups drained and rinsed

Quinoa- 1 cup cooked (1/4th cup dry cooked in ½ cup water)

Gluten Free Rolled Oats -1/3rd cup (prepare a coarse flour in a food processor or blender)

Yellow Onion- 1/2 cup diced

Garlic- 2-3 cloves minced

Olive Oil- 1 tsp

Apple Cider Vinegar- 2 tsp

Spices-ground cumin -1 tsp, smoked paprika 1 tsp, chili powder 1/4th to ½ tsp

Fresh herbs-cilantro or parsley

Greens-Spinach, Kale 1 cup

Flax Egg- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flax meal + 3 tbsp water)

Salt- 1 tsp

Optional-Your favorite BBQ sauce-2tbsp, Chipotle Chiles in adobo sauce 1 pepper + 2 tsp of sauce, jalapeño, walnuts chopped 1/4th cup, sunflower seeds 1/4th cup, hemp seeds 2-3 tbsp. .


Directions:

1. Prepare your Flax egg- in a small bowl mix 1 tbsp flax meal + 3 tbsp water and leave it aside. In about 5 mins you'll see a stringy, egg-like mix.

2. In a small pan heat 1 tsp olive oil and saute onions and garlic for 3-4 mins.

3. Add apple cider vinegar and cook for 1-2 mins.

4. Remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool.

5. In a food processor add the chickpeas, quinoa, herbs, greens, jalapeños and or any optional ingredients that you plant use.

6. Pulse the mix 3-4 times till the chick peas are crumbly and everything is mixed together to form a loose meal. Do not over process other wise it become a paste.

7. In a mixing bowl add the coarse oat flour, spices and salt. Using a spatula fold the chickpea mixture into the oat- spice mix.

8. Add the flax egg to the above mix and combine everything.

9. Form patties -about 4-6 patties. Heat a pan and sear the patties 2 mins each side till they brown and crispy.

10 . Enjoy as a burger or just patty on top of greens & our signature Cilantro-Lime Cashew dressing (recipe below).


If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, and don’t forget to tag a photo #plantologyfuel on Instagram.



Cilantro-Lime Cashew Dressing


Ingredients:

· Cashew- 1/2 cup (soak in water for 2-3 hours or 30 mins covered in hot water drain and rinse)

· Water-1/2 cup

· Jalapeno-1/2 or 3-4 slices

· Cilantro-1 cup leaves and tender stems

· Garlic- 1 clove

· Lime- 2-3 tbsp

· Ground cumin - 1/2 tsp

· Salt-1/2 tsp or to taste


Directions:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend till smooth. Enjoy with burgers or as a dressing on salads.



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