I am really enjoying this new group with a different monthly theme called Love Blog Hop. You can post on the theme any time of the current month and link up your post to the list (see all the entries at the bottom). So far I have participated in the citruslove and the chocolatelove. This month the theme is greensslove, as in a recipe featuring any leafy veggies.
OK I know it is St-Patirck this month so green is in, but leafy veggies, it did not bowl me over with ideas. Finally I settled on a recipe I knew I would probably not like so much but the concept was very cool: a green burger patty. My inspiration recipe was from Makiko’s blog, Just Bento, with her Poppy seed encrusted green pea mini-burgers recipe.
I just recently bought beets with their greens for last month’s 5 star Makeover Beet challenge where I made Apples With Beet Hummus and Mint Yogurt Sauce. Granted the leaves were a tad wilted but who cares once they take a whirl in the food processor!
I served my patties with tomato slices in lieu of buns. I love the color contrast and it really keeps the dish veggie all the way.
The verdict? Best word to describe: Meh! They were actually better the next day after a quick warm up in the microwave. This would be great for hard core vegans if they find a way to substitute the egg.
March is #greenslove month!
Please join in on the #greenslove fun by linking up any leafy green recipe from the month of March 2012. Don’t forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #greenslove event! The twitter hashtag is #greenslove :).
Ξ Beet Greens Burger Ξ
- 2 cups beet greens (or any greens)
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup rice flour (you can use wheat flour)
- 1 tsp black olive paste, or about 2-3 black olives finely chopped
- 1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary (1/3 tsp dry)
- Salt and pepper
Put all the ingredients in a food processor or mixer and process until smooth. Adjust the amount of salt and pepper to taste. The mixture will be like pancake batter – but green.
Heat up a non-stick frying pan or griddle with a little olive oil on medium heat. Drop 1/4 cup of the mixture and spread the size of a burger patty. Cook on both sides for about 3-4 minutes each until are lightly browned. Makes 4 patties.
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I love beets, and love that you used tomatoes for the bun!
this looks healthy and delicious, I am definitely going to try this recipe out! #greenslove
I don’t know, these sound pretty delicious to me! Sorry they disappointed, but perhaps some more seasoning or something? I still give them a try 🙂
What a great Lent recipe. I bookmarked it to make later. Thanks for sharing with us.
It sounds like it would be good! Maybe some more garlic? At least it’s pretty : )
What a great idea, I still have not tried beet greens yet, but so want to. These look hearty, and so healthy, AND delicious! Happy GreensLove! Hugs, Terra
You were so creative with you beet green burger with tomato bun. Maybe all you have to do next time is tweak the recipe a bit with some more herbs and spices.
Great try! Sending loads of #greenslove your way!
Wow! This can be easily veganized, I’m very intrigued to try this. YUM.
Well the flavor might not work this time but the challenge you took is amazing. I’m too lazy to try something new, that means “experimenting” out of the box. I can do minor changes of recipes but definitely not “creating” something different. I’m lacking that creativity in cooking, but I find myself enjoying reading others try (LOL!). Keep bringing interesting challenge and exploring!
All you’d need to substitute the egg is ground flaxseed mixed with hot water! I think with a few more herbs and spices, this burger patty could definitely be yummy! Sending #greenslove your way!
What an awesome use of greens! And I absolutely LOVE the idea of using tomato slices instead of burgers. That’s such a fantastic idea.
Happy Greenslove! 🙂
wow! what an invention you have here! you’ve got courage and imagination dear! *clap*clap*clap*
your recipe gave me an idea for a healthy burger, aside from mushrooms 🙂
nice to have known you via bloghop! looking forward for more!
Wow! I NEED to try this! Looks amazing! Stopping by to send you some #greenslove! Happy to be co-hosting with you! 🙂
How interesting…what a neat combination of flavors!! The photo looks so tempting and delicious!
That’s a creative, healthy and delicious idea!
Love the flavours and your presentation.
oooo i like how you made this glutenfree also :). this is definitely a burger for hard core vegans hehe. i’m sure the egg can be replaced with flaxseed or some soft veggie puree :). have a wonderful weekend! sending some #greenslove to you.
My dad makes beet greens with beef as a stew, These burger looks really good …
Welcome to our Love Blog Hop group!! Adding some beans, or a potato could be added pretty easily. Or some quinoa? I really appreciate the creative effort you put into this!!
What a cool idea! I’d love to make these vegan by using a flax egg. I think adding some lentils, cayenne, lemon zest, and maybe some of the actual beet would jazz these right up so that even a meat-lover would love them.
Lots of #greenslove to you! Thanks for the inspiration!
Well, at least the presentation is beautiful! And your creativity was top notch as usual…just sorry the taste fell short. Fun co-hosting with you again this month, my friend~
I love beets! Love this recipe. I can do this soon for my family. Thanks for sharing the greenslove with us!
It sounds like it would taste great – love the ingredients. I think I’m going to try them anyway because it looks like something I would totally enjoy!
How creative, I’m loving all the flvors mixed together. I have never made my own vegie burger but I think I’m starting with this one. Thanks!
Thats quite creative (and delicious if you like greens!. You recently made another creative burger, you are on the roll!
Love the idea of beet greens.Never used them before, but have to try someday!Your patties look super delicious and you’re right,they’re a nice contrast to the tomatoes.Hurray for Greenslove 🙂
Aww… it’s a shame you didn’t really like the burgers! I love beets and their greens – one of my favorite microgreens is called Bulls Blood and it’s actually beet microgreens. I bet this would be good with cannellini beans or garbanzos as a beet greens – bean burger.