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Homemade Veggie Burgers with Carrots and Walnuts

clean eating homemade veggie burgers

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place the corn, cilantro and walnuts in a food processor and process into fine crumbs. Set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a medium-sized heavy skillet over medium heat; add the onions, carrots and garlic and sauté until vegetables are soft, about 8 minutes. Season with salt to taste.
  4. Transfer the sautéed vegetables to a large mixing bowl and add the corn- cilantro-walnut mixture, crumbled tofu, flour and cornmeal. Use your clean hands to mix ingredients together. Add the egg, tahini, cumin and measured ¾ teaspoon of salt. Knead the mixture until it holds together well.
  5. Form the veggie burger mixture into 7 patties.
  6. Lightly oil the bottom of a large skillet with extra virgin coconut oil and heat over medium-high heat; add three burgers to the hot skillet and sear for about 2 minutes each side. Transfer seared burgers to the prepared baking sheets. Repeat with remaining burgers.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, then flip and bake an additional 5 minutes, or until the burgers are firm and toasted. Serve warm.

Notes

You will definitely need extra firm tofu for the homemade veggie burgers. I always buy all soy foods organic and I also like to use sprouted tofu (such as Wildwood Organic “SprouTofu”) when possible. Sprouting not only makes tofu easier to digest, it also increases the nutritional content.