Friday, February 17, 2012

lentil walnut burger

I wonder if there is a point to eating a vegetarian burger when we're meat eaters? Is that not taking away the best part of a burger?  I'm thinking about 30% of our meals are vegetarian, but not for any other reason than variety. So why not try one of the most obvious of vegetarian options? 

We're quite used to 2 steps and a burger is complete - but the prep on these Lentil Walnut Burgers from Great Food Fast had us working in a whole lot of extra steps in prep. As the burgers were being formed into patties, they had the texture of playing with wet sand. Then to become all the more appetizing, the complete patties looked just like canned dog food. But it takes more than that to kill my appetite. Here is the complete burger, delicious?
Yes! These are absolutely incredible. Owen actually took the patty out and ate it first with ketchup then ate the bun. The toasted walnuts and grill pan gave these burgers a hint of summer - which in February is so nostalgic and welcoming.
The patty is quite fragrant with spices, so I think this might only really work with the accompaniment of the Yogurt-Cilantro Sauce. It really is very very nice - we'd totally have this again.

1 comment:

Blondýna said...

I love it! Nice picture!