These almost raw walnut burgers are also awesome on rainy summer days, because instead of throwing them on the grill, you slow-cook them in the oven. Made from walnuts, mushrooms, carrots, and savory sun-dried tomatoes, these burgers are made completely from whole foods. If you don't follow a raw diet, serve them on a bun like you would with any burger otherwise, throw one on top of a big salad and enjoy.
Almost Raw Walnut Burgers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
- 3 cups walnuts, soaked for 3 or more hours
- 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
- 1 cup fresh herbs of your choice, finely chopped
- 1 large red onion, diced
- 3 carrots, shredded
- 1/2 a bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
- A dash or two of vegan Worcestershire sauce and/or soy sauce (optional, omit for grain-free)
- Drain and rinse the soaked walnuts, and add them to a blender or food processor.
- Add all the other ingredients and blend until smooth. The mixture will have a very moist, loose consistency.
- Form the mixture into patties, place on parchment paper, and heat in the oven until firm. At raw temperatures, 104-118°F this could take 3-4 hours. If you are not following a strict raw diet, you can heat it at 300°F for an hour. No matter what temperature you choose, the burgers should remain soft and moist.
- Serve on buns or a salad with your toppings of choice.