Monday, November 11, 2013

Quinoa, sweet potato and black bean burgers with homemade seeded buns and an epic fig, kale and zucchini salad

Quinoa, sweet potato and black bean burgers with homemade seeded buns and an epic fig, kale and zucchini salad



These babies are pretty hearty and the perfect meal for refueling after a big day of physical activity.

Seeded buns

Makes 5 buns
1 and a 1/2 cups of sunflower seeds
1 and a 1/2 cups of pumpkin seeds
1 cup of ground flaxseeds
1 cup of almonds
3 tablespoons of coconut oil
1/2 a cup of water
salt to taste

Place one cup each of the almonds, pumpkin seeds, ground flaxseed and sunflowers seeds in a food processor and blend for a minute until smooth. Transfer the mix to a bowl and stir in the remaining half a cup each of pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds along with the salt, coconut oil and water. Mix everything together, kneading the mixture together with your fingers for a few minutes until everything is sticky. Then make buns using your hands to carefully mould and flatten the bread, place on a baking tray and cook at 180C for 25 minutes. Once they are cooked remove them from the oven and allow to cool and set fully before eating.


Quinoa sweet potato and black bean patties


1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
1 handful chopped coriander
1 cup ground flaxseed
1 cup cooked black turtle beans
3/4 cup grated sweet potato
2 tbspn tahini
juice of half a lime
1 tsp of cumin

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and place into patties on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle coconut oil on top before placing in the oven for around 20 minutes (keep your eyes on them).

Fillings for the burgers
Hummus
Tomato
Lettuce
Beetroot
Whatever else your heart desires… a bit of relish or homemade sauce goes a treat with these babies.

Salad

1 zucchini sliced and grilled
5 large Kale leafs chopped and gently heated in pan
Cos lettuce
1/2 small cucumber chopped
2 fresh figs chopped 
¼ cup sunflower seeds

Put in a medium sized bowl and top with dressing.


Salad Dressing

1 tbspn mustard
1 tbspn tamari
1 tbspn tahini
3 tbspn water 
1 tbspn miso paste
1 garlic clove grated
1 tbspn honey

Mix together and pour over salad.


 Enjoy!





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