It’s that time of year again to crank out the charcoal! My husband and I are enjoying our new garden space and have been grilling with friends every weekend. My friend Diana and I experimented with different ingredients to put on the grill like Lacinato kale and even Asian dumplings! The dumplings didn’t turn out too well but the kale tasted delicious, I highly recommend it. This new burger recipe was an idea I thought of because we were eating way too much meat. I wanted something light, but still really wanted to eat a burger! It’s great for your vegetarian friends and also an incredibly simple and healthier alternative to a filling meaty burger.
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Eggplant Hummus Veggie Burgers
- olive oil
- 4 thick slices of eggplant
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 hamburger buns
- lettuce leaves
- red onion slices
- tomato slices
Sprinkle eggplant slices with salt and let stand for 30 minutes, then pat dry.
In a small bowl, stir together about 2 tablespoons of olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper. Brush each side of the eggplant slices. Heat a pan or BBQ grill and cook each eggplant slice for 3-4 minutes per side.
Toast or grill the buns. Top the bottom buns with lettuce, onion slices and eggplant slice, then spread desired amount of hummus. Top with another eggplant slice, tomato slice and the top of the bun. Or use your preferred toppings, enjoy!
Total Time: 15 minutes (plus 30 minute waiting time)
Yield: makes 2 servings
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