Hi Fit Girls!
What's more perfect than serving your friends a tasty burger the next time they come over? Oh wait, I know! Diverting a bit from the traditional, and pulling out a beet burger of course! Although I'm usually a bit of a skeptic when it comes to 'healthy' versions of 'unhealthy' recipes, I have to admit that this beet burger is actually super delicious! Enjoy...
I was recently at an event called "Vers is Gers" by Verse Oogst, a brilliant and fun company where you can sign up for a "fruit and vegetable" subscription. After that, you get a box full of fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables delivered right to your door every week, and you can also find amazingly great recipes on their website. During the event, they served us this beet burger. I thought it was so delicious that I had to share the recipe with you!
Ingredients (6 burgers)
- 4 spring onions
- 400 grams uncooked beets
- 100 grams of crumbled feta
- 80 grams (grated) Parmesan cheese
- fresh mint
- 140 grams almonds or hazelnuts
- 150 grams breadcrumbs
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 head of lettuce
- 2 table spoons olive oil
- tzatziki of hummus (homemade works too!)
- your favorite bread
The beet burgers at the event "Vers is Gers" held in the Markthal in Rotterdam
- Cut the spring onions, peel the beets with a vegetable peeler and shred them.
- Warm up the olive oil in a pan and fry the shredded beets and spring onions for about 5 minutes.
- Put the feta and Parmesan cheese in a large bowl. Add the cooked beets and spring onions into the bowl.
- Roast the nuts for about 5 minutes in a pan (without oil) until they become brown. Break them into small pieces and add them to the bowl.
- Finely chop the fresh mint until you have about 4 teaspoons worth and add this to the bowl.
- Add the bread crumbs and the juice from the 1/2 lemon and mix everything with your hands until it becomes dough.
- Make 6 nice round burgers from the dough and fry them in a pan using a bit of olive oil. Fry both sides for about 5 minutes.
- For a real hamburger: Place the beet burgers on your favorite bread and top it off with the fresh lettuce and your tzatziki or hummus!
Now, doesn't this belong on your to-do list? I know that it'll be a hit with your friends, and you guys also will get a good dose of vegetables and fiber. Win-win! Thanks, Verse Oogst, for the healthy inspiration. On the look out for more delicious vegetarian recipes? The brand new Vegetarian Fitgirlcode Guide (only available in Dutch) is here to help you to a meat-free & happy life! Doubting a bit? Check out what you can expect from this Guide!
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