This week’s organic vegetable delivery box had tomato, zucchini, sweet potato, baby mixed lettuce, green onion, carrot, celery, parsley, watermelon, and snow peas.
The 3 tomatoes were perfect for a tomato salad. The sweet potatoes became BBQ veggie burgers. Together they become a great lunch or casual dinner.
Zucchini, green onions, and carrots were just grilled in long slices with a little olive oil.
The dogs and I shared the watermelon and snow peas.
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This is such a simple salad. It’s packed with great nutrition and powerful flavors. It is creamy and crunchy and fresh tasting. Great for spring.
Changes I Made:
Instead of Roma tomatoes, I used the 3 that came in my box. They were well over a pound.
I used flat leaf Italian parsley instead of cilantro.
Changes I Made:
I used more sweet potatoes.
I added a flax egg (1 T ground flax seeds + 3 T water) for all the good stuff in flax and it helps hold the burgers together even more.
Using the flax egg gives you room to play with the ingredient proportions more because it will still hold together.
I baked 6 little sweet potatoes I had at 375 for 30 minutes.
I make quinoa with 1 part quinoa and 2 parts water. Cover and bring to a boil and then turn off the heat. It will turn out perfect. Just let it sit until the sweet potatoes are done.
I didn’t have coconut aminos so I left those out.
Make sure to use the mushroom stems because there’s lots of good nutrition in them.
I used 1/3 cup walnuts instead of 2/3 c pecans. I didn’t have pecans and the amount seemed excessive.
If your proportions are different, you could end up with a different number of burgers.
I use a 1/3 cup measuring cup for all veggie burgers. They all come out the same size then and I just push them down a little bit to make the patties.
Depending on how many I have, I either use a cast iron skillet or a bigger grill that covers 2 burners on my stove so I can do them all at once.
Once they are cooled, I freeze them individually in little bags inside a ziplock.
I let it thaw and then heat it up in a pan for a few minutes to make it crunchy on the outside.
I use spring greens, tomato, and avocado on whatever kind of sandwich I have for lunch each day.
Together these two recipes make a nice lunch for the weekdays you don’t want to have to think about what to eat.
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