If my favourite eats for last month tell you anything, it’s that being vegetarian doesn’t have to be ALL about salads and leafy greens. Vegos can absolutely get their comfort food fix, too!
With burgers being the hot thing right now, and some places even offering a pretty decent meat-free option, I wanted to have a crack a homestyle and majorly epic DIY veg burger at home, as an alternative to my tasty chargrilled veg burger.
For starters I whizzed up a big jar of pesto filled with loads of fresh basil, baby spinach, pine nuts, nutritional yeast and olive oil. And as always, I had a stash of Ma’s famous onion jam.
There are loads of veg-friendly burger patties around and they’re handy to keep in fridge or freezer for whenever the comfort food urge strikes. Some of the good veg patties in Australia are from Quorn, Fry’s, Linda McCartney’s and Bean Supreme. It’s really a matter of trying out a few different flavours until you find the ones you really like.
Once you’ve got all your favourite ingredients, pile ’em up and create your own epic veg burger!
Tips: Create your own flavour combo with goodies like avocado, beetroot, tomato relish, mayonnaise or crispy fried onion rings.
- Turkish bread
- Veg patty
- Homemade pesto
- Onion jam
- Haloumi, thickly sliced
- Tomato, thickly sliced
- Fresh baby spinach
- Plain potato chips
- Cook the patty as per the set instructions.
- Pan fry the haloumi and toast the Turkish bread.
- Spread a thick layer of pesto on one toast slice and a generous layer of onion jam on the other.
- Layer the veg patty, haloumi, tomato and spinach and top with the other slice of toast.
- Serve with a side of potato chips.
Are you making this at home? I would love to see it! Share a pic with the tag #vegeTARAianmakes so I can check it out. Happy cooking!
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