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Hearty Eggplant Burger [Vegan]

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A lot of people tend to shy away from eggplant. When cooked wrongly it turns spongy and sometimes soggy. This burger has a chia seed and coconut flour coating for a crunchy bite. They're really easy to make and the vegan mayonnaise perfectly compliments it. Add a bit of your favorite hot sauce to the mayonnaise for a nice kick!


Hearty Eggplant Burger [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan

Serves

5

Ingredients

For the Vegan Mayo:

  • ⅔ of a cup raw macadamia Nuts
  • ⅓ of a cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ⅔ of a cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ⅔ cup raw cashews
  • Salt to taste
  • Hot Sauce (optional)

For the Eggplant Burger:

  • 1 eggplant (washed, cut into ½ inch slices)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour (other flours work too)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ¼ of a cup cold, unsweetened almond milk (or other plant-based milk)
  • 5 gluten-free burger buns (toasted)
  • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil of choice (no olive oil!)
  • lettuce
  • 1 red onion (sliced)
  • 1 avocado (smashed)
  • 2 tomatoes (sliced)
  • salt

Preparation

To Make the Vegan Mayo:

  1. Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Add a few drops of hot sauce (optional).
  3. Store in refrigerator, covered, for up to a week.

To Make the Eggplant Burger:

  1. Slice the eggplant into ½” slices. Rub salt on each slice and set aside.
  2. Mix chia seeds, flour, and garlic powder in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Rise of eggplant slices and pat dry.
  4. Dip each eggplant slice into flour mixture. For a ticker coating, dip in flour then milk, then again in the flour.
  5. Fry each eggplant slice in a pan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, flipping then slices occasionally. Repeat with all eggplant slices.
  6. Assemble burgers by spreading smashed avocado on the bottom burger and the mayonnaise on the top bun. Top the bottom bun with two cooked eggplant slices. Add Tomato, onion, and lettuce.

Notes

1) For an extra smooth vegan mayonnaise soak the nuts from 15 minutes up to 8 hours. The longer they soak, the smoother then mayonnaise will be. If you have a high powered blender then soaking the nuts isn't necessary.

2) Macadamia nuts can be replaced with cashews.

3) For a low calorie version of this burger, don't coat the eggplant slices, just brush them with a little bit of oil and grill them.

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Vanessa is the photographer and recipe developer of the popular food blog Vegan Family Recipes. As a mom of two, she focuses on creating easy, healthy recipes that are family-friendly. Her favorite recipes include Vegan Blueberry Lime CheesecakePuffed Quinoa Oat Bars, and Easy Vegan Chili.


 

 



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