Zucchini Burgers

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Zucchini BurgersThese Zucchini burgers are delicious.  The recipe may seem a little complicated but it’s really not.  Most of the work is done by the food processor.  Just remember that the key to a good forming burger is to try and dry as much moisture as you can from the shredded zucchini.  Enjoy!

Ingredients:Zucchini Burgers
  • 3 zucchinis
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup roasted almonds
  • 1 1/3 cups cooked brown rice (cooled)
  • Egg substitute (equivalent to 2 large eggs)
  • 1/2 lemon
Garnish:Zucchini Burgers
  • 1 sliced tomato
  • 1/4 sliced red onion
Zucchini BurgersDirections:
Shred zucchini to make 2 1/2 cups.  Toss in a paper towel lined bowl with 3/4 tsp of salt and let some of the moisture wick out.
Slice the remaining zucchini lengthwise very thin.Zucchini Burgers
In a large frying pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil over medium-high heat.  Add mushrooms, shallots and garlic.  Cook while stirring often.  The mixture should begin to brown in 5 to 6 minutes. Zucchini BurgersZuchinni Burgers 6 When brown, reduce heat to medium.  Stir in 1/2 tsp salt, pepper, coriander and cumin.  Cook for about 1 minute.
Add flour and cook until lightly browned (about 2 to 3 minutes).  Remove from heat.
In a food processor, finely chop almonds.  Then add rice, mushroom mixture and egg substitute and pulse until rice is chopped.  Put in a bowl.
With a paper towel, try and wick away more water from the grated zucchini and add to the rice mixture.  Mix well.
Zuchinni Burgers 7Zuchinni Burgers 8Zuchinni Burgers 9Divide into 4 portions (or whatever size burgers you want)
Toss the zucchini strips in a bowl with 1/8 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper and 1/2 tbsp of oil.  Set aside to marinate.
In the frying pan, add 2 tbsp of oil.  Then make zucchini burger patties and fry turning twice until deep golden brown.
Serve on your favorite bread (I used Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain English Muffins) or can be served with no bread and just garnish.  Be sure to put the zucchini strips on top.Zuchinni Burgers 10
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About Dr. Tina

Hi, I am a 55-year-old Traditional Naturopath & Nutritionist who is passionate about health. After all, without health what do we have? We all have one life to live and why not live that life to the fullest. We are all going to age and we are all going to die. I am concerned with how we live and how we age. Existing is not an option for me and it should not be for you. I want to thrive. I want to feel vibrant and full of energy every day. There is no reason why we should be limited in the things we do because of our age, if we care for our precious health. When we are plagued by illness or even annoyed my minor symptoms of dis-ease we are not thriving. I know that our bodies can heal themselves. Sometimes they just need a little help from nature.

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