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Meatless Monday with Vegan Spicy Cauliflower Chickpea Burger

Hello and welcome (back) to the Miratel blog for another summer edition of our Meatless Monday vegan recipe share. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment.

To continue our warm weather burger series, we are building on the Mexican bean burger with avocado fries that we presented last week with a Spicy Cauliflower Chickpea Burger that is both vegan AND gluten-free AND it’s delicious. Today’s flavour-packed burger lends further credence to the fact that you don’t need meat to have a good burger. This great recipe comes from Sophia DeSantis via One Green Planet, an amazing resource for all things vegan.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flaxseed plus 6 tablespoons water)
  • 3 cans chickpeasmeatless monday vegan spicy cauliflower chickpea burger
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped cauliflower
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • ¾ cup Buffalo cayenne pepper type hot sauce
  • Himalayan pink salt and ground black pepper to taste- if needed
  • sprouted wheat or gluten-free buns

Toppings (optional):

  • onion rings
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Red onion

PREPARATION

  1. Mix 2 tablespoon ground flaxseed with 6 tablespoons warm water in a small bowl and set aside for 10 minutes to make flax eggs.
  2. Chop chickpeas, carrots, celery and cauliflower in a food processor until chunky but not pasty. It’s best to chop separately. Put into a large bowl. Slice/chop green onions and add to the bowl.
  3. Next add the gluten free oats, almond meal, flax eggs and Buffalo wing sauce and mix well. Add salt and pepper if needed, start with a few shakes of each and taste until you get the flavor you want. Mix well with your hands to get everything mashed together well into a firm, but slightly, wet dough.
  4. Once you get the taste you like, allow mixture to set a while so oats soak in some liquid (you can also do this after you shape into burgers). This really helps with consistency so that they are not mushy, but have a firmer bite.
  5. Shape into 4 inch patties (you can use a burger press if you have one), then cook on stove top over medium heat in a medium sized pan for 4-5 minutes on each side (depending on stove). Make sure to keep pan covered to help the burger cook throughout and achieve the best texture possible. This helps prevent a mushy burger. Check every few minutes to prevent burning, should be slightly browned when ready.
  6. Allow the burgers to cool a bit to further help set them into a non mushy consistency, then serve on buns and with toppings of choice.
  7. Chef’s Note: It works best to chop everything in a food processor separately in order to achieve the perfect texture for each.

This is another great burger to offer at summer gatherings for the vegans in your life. Remember that because this is a burger that is best cooked on the stove, you can enjoy them all year round.

You can serve this great burger along with the traditional sides like a fresh green salad, cole slaw or a pasta, quinoa or potato salad.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.

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Miratel Solutions is a Toronto call centreeBusiness, and letter shop mail house specializing in professional fundraising services including PCI compliant inbound telephone fundraisingoutbound telephone fundraisingonline fundraisinglottery fundraising servicesdonation processing and receipting and direct mail fundraising services. We are committed to our CSR business values in all our business decisions  and advancing the missions of the nonprofits we proudly serve.

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