Sometimes you need to present a new food to little kids in a way that will make them want to eat it. Today we made a green burger which we called Green Power Burgers. Teenagers do not fall for “this crap” they tell me. But little kids eat it right up. These burgers were amazingly delicious. Put them in a fresh bun, add all your regular toppings and you will want to eat another!
Some variations you could do are, for vegans, take out the egg and put in an energ egg or a flax egg. We made them tonight for the non vegan crowd so we put in the egg. Next time I will make them veganized.
I made 5 burgers and then the rest of the batter I made into meatballs that were incredibly good too. I baked the meatballs at 400 for 10 minutes in my toaster oven. Both the burgers and meatballs were perfectly cooked.
Leave me a comment if you try these!
- 1 can chickpeas, rinsed well
- 1/4 of an onion
- 1 cup fresh spinach, packed
- 1 TB EVOO
- 1/2 TB soy sauce
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 2 TB sunflower seeds
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
- In a large food processor, put in rinsed chickpeas and the onion. Pulse a little bit. Add in the spinach, the oil, soy suace, oregano and sunflower seeds, and pulse a little more. Add in the rest of the ingredients. It all just goes in the bowl of the food processor.
Mix up till well combined. It should look like this!
Wet your hands and make into burgers or meatballs. You can probably grill these too, but I do not have a grill. These green power burgers go great with a side salad.
This is what my burgers looked like when they were done. YUM!