Raw Veggie Burger

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A dehydrator is required for these raw veggie burger patties. Hemp seed hearts give these veggie burgers their moist texture. Although this recipe has a lot of ingredients, it’s actually quick to prepare since it’s pretty much “throw and go.”

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hemp hearts (hemp seeds)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped veggies (combination of celery, onion, fresh parsley, and/or red pepper – some of each is best, but ratio doesn’t matter)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon Avena’s Pristine Sea Salt (ground up)
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)

Recipe Directions

  1. Add all dry ingredients (except hemp hearts and chopped veggies) to your food processor. Process until well mixed and almost flour-like. Transfer into a large bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients (hemp hearts and chopped veggies) to the mixture in large bowl. Stir with a spoon until thoroughly combined.
  3. Add water and lemon juice. Stir again.
  4. Line dehydrator trays with parchment paper.

 

NOTES: First, the patty. Raw veggie burger patties are usually made from a savoury concoction of vegetables and a binding agent (like flaxseed, for example). The mixture is moulded into patties and dehydrated in a dehydrator, which results in a delicious, hearty patty. When preparing your patties, be mentally prepared that they will be a lot smaller after dehydration as much of the moisture is removed during the dehydration process.

The bun? You can either make a bread or cracker by dehydrating them or do what I do. Wrap the patty in a crisp leaf or romaine lettuce and you’re good to go.

 

 

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