https://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/25992/mega-veggie-burger

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Tofu is a brilliant carrier of flavours, plus it’s high in protein, low in saturated fat and a great source of calcium and phosphorus, both of which make for strong and healthy bones.

Ingredients

  • 350g firm silken tofu

  • 1 large free-range egg

  • 75g wholemeal breadcrumbs

  • 2 heaped teaspoons Marmite

  • 8 ripe tomatoes

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 2 sprigs of fresh basil

  • 4 soft wholemeal buns

  • 400g mixed seasonal salad veg, such as cucumber, red cabbage, apples, cress, baby spinach

  • olive oil

  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary

  • 50g Cheddar cheese

  • 50g gherkins

  • Creamy Basil Dressing

  • 4 sprigs of fresh basil

  • 4 tablespoons natural yoghurt

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ¼ of a fresh red chilli

Method

  • 1.

    Wrap the tofu in a clean tea towel, then squeeze and wring it out to remove the excess liquid (about 4 tablespoons should come out – it’s messy, but really important to do this for great burger texture later). Place the tofu in a bowl, scraping it off the tea towel. Crack in the egg, then add the breadcrumbs and Marmite. Mix and scrunch together really well with clean hands, then shape into 4 even-sized patties that’ll fit nicely in your buns once cooked.

  • 2.

    Roughly chop the tomatoes and put into a dry non-stick frying pan on a high heat with a pinch of black pepper, a splash of water and the vinegar. Squash the tomatoes with a potato masher, cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until thick and delicious, then tear in the basil leaves and season to perfection (I sometimes add a pinch of dried red chilli flakes too, for a kick). If you want to plump up your buns, pop them into a warm oven for a few minutes.

  • 3.

    Meanwhile, finely slice or prep all the salad veg. Next, pick the basil leaves into a blender and blitz with all the other dressing ingredients and a pinch of salt and pepper until super-smooth. Place 2 teaspoons of oil in a large non-stick frying pan on a medium heat. Pick the rosemary leaves into the pan in four piles, place the patties on top and cook for 3 minutes on each side, or until golden. Slice or grate the cheese, place on the patties, reduce the heat to low, then cover and leave to melt for 3 to 4 minutes.

  • 4.

    Spread the tomato sauce into the buns, then sandwich the cheesy burgers and sliced gherkins inside. Toss the salad with half the dressing (save the rest for another day), serve alongside the burgers and enjoy.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 480kj
  • Fat Total 21g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Protein 25g
  • Carbohydrate 52g
  • Sugar 12g
  • Sodium 807mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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