Whenever I go to a vegan or rawfood restaurant I don’t order the burgers because they usually have too many nuts and taste heavy and oily to me. So, when my husband asked for a raw burger the other day I decided to make something that I would enjoy eating, too.
That’s how I created this delicious “no nut” rawfood burger. I used seeds instead of nuts and just a touch of olive oil. They are so much lighter than the raw burgers I’ve tried in the past. Plus, Peter told me at least six times during dinner how much he loves them.
So here you go!
Delicious No Nut Rawfood Burger Recipe – makes 12
2 cups raw sunflower seeds
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 ½ cups shelled hemp seeds
3 cups finely grated zucchini
¾ cups grated celery
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
¼ cup ground flax seeds
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsps. sea salt
1/8 tsp. chipotle powder
2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
1. Soak your sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds in water 6 – 8 hours. Then put the seeds in the dehydrator for about an hour at 108 degrees until dry.
2. Place the dried sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds into a food processor. Pulse until you have a half fine / half chunky mixture. This gives your burgers some texture.
3. Put the seed mixture into a large bowl.
4. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix thoroughly. (I get my clean hands in there and make sure everything is evenly blended.)
5. Make 12 burgers using approximately ½ cup for each burger. Put them on your dehydrator racks lined with teflex sheets and dry for approximately 4 hours at 108 degrees.
6. Flip the burgers off the teflex sheets and onto the mesh and dehydrate for another 6 – 8 hours.
7. Serving suggestions: Enjoy your burgers warm over a salad with a spicy cashew cream sauce (shown below) or wrapped in collard leaves with cucumbers and tomatoes.
Feel free to play with different spices in your burgers. If you have parsley growing in your garden, chop some up and throw it in. If you like raw onions, dice some up and throw them in. Once you have this basic recipe you can make your burgers just the way you like them.
Here’s a close-up of the ones I made. I think they look quite handsome, don’t you?
Oh… by the way… someone was at our house and took one of these burgers and put it into the toaster oven to heat up. They didn’t know you’re supposed to eat them “uncooked.” I have to say that it smelled really delicious and I took a little bite and it was really tasty! So, if you have someone in your family that doesn’t want to eat uncooked/raw burgers, you can definitely heat these up and serve them as a healthy version of a veggie burger.
Enjoy your burgers and have a beautiful “burgerlicious” day!
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