Posted by Kathy on 6/14/2013
This summer, #reinvent the burger. Here are ten veggie burger recipes to serve dad + one that will make him go "Wow!" Plus an HHL tee giveaway, three winners. Backyard burger inspiration!..
My Vegan WOW-Burger...
This weekend and all summer long, ditch the meat and build clean plant-based burgers that taste amazing. And for a special, eye-popping dish, serve up my Vegan Wow-Burger this weekend for Dad's Day. Dad will not be complaining, he will be WOW-ing!
Capture Backyard Burger Night Memories. This post is part of my summer-long "Your Summer #Reinvented" Series, sponsored by Nokia Lumia. This post is obviously all about reinventing the burger! Veganizing it so that it is 100% plant-based but still looks and tastes classic and amazing.
So whip up some vegan wow-burgers and head outside to snap some memories with dad. And even beyond Dad's Day weekend, summertime is backyard barbecue season! Sunset hour feasts of veggie burgers, fries, toasty potato chips, potato salad, cole slaw and more. Summer memories can easily be captured by your cell phone - and dim, early evening, shady backyard lighting is no match for the Nokia Lumia as I found. My family had an early Dad's Day inspired feast out back and captured these yummy shots of my Easy Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers. The coolest part is that you cannot even tell that they were taken in dim late afternoon backyard lighting, the "fix" editing tool easily brightens the shots to make colors pop...
Giveaway. First off to celebrate Dad's Day I have an HHL tee giveaway for you! Three winners will receive two tees! Over $50 value! One Dark Aqua tee for Dad and one other tee in any style you'd like for you! (Winner's must respond within 14 days on prize notification. Open to USA and CANADA only) Enter below..
Serve up some veggie burgers this Father's Day.
10 Veggie Burger Recipes for Summertime (Dad's Day-Approved!)
1. Sweet Potato Veggie Burger
2. Black Eyed Pea Sweet Potato Sliders
3. Sunny Mushroom Veggie Burgers
4. BBQ Peanut Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers
5. Cali-Veggie Burger Sliders + Carrot Slaw
6. Black Bean Fiesta Burgers
7. Pineapple Jerk Burgers + Homemade Sweet Potato Fries
8. Mean Green Edamame Burger
9. Philly Cheese Sandwich ... OK not a burger but Dad-approved!
10. Vegan Wow-Burger. Steps to build are below..
How-to Build a Vegan Wow-Burger:
1 - Choose your veggie burgers. There are SO many vegan options available today. For this burger, I chose Amy's Kitchen quarter-pounder patties. They are made using soy protein, mushrooms, veggies, nuts and more. Super flavorful and large in size! A few other store-bought brands include Boca, Sunshine Burgers and more. Or you can easily make your own veggie burger patties using any of the recipes below! Tip! To moisten up the edges of veggie burgers, rub them with some extra virgin olive oil before grilling or sauteing. You can also use melted vegan cheese to help moisten them up a bit.
2 - Veggie Toppings. I added sliced avocado, red onion, tomato, curly green leaf lettuce. You can also try adding sauerkraut, sliced peaches, shredded carrots, cole slaw, roasted bell pepper slices, sliced pickles and more.
3 - Cheese. For a "cheeseburger" try Daiya's meltable vegan cheese. It comes in shreds, wedges and can easily be added to burgers to make melty, cheesy bliss.
4 - Bun. I love whole grain buns, but classic white buns work too. The seeded bun I used today was Ezekiel brand. It is sprouted grain and has a wonderful nutty flavor. Tip! I brush my burger buns with oil along the edges and sides and besides simply toasting the buns, if you saute or heat them in some oil they become very crispy along the edges and simply delicious!
5 - Condiments. I added some BBQ sauce and yellow mustard. You can add Dijon mustard for spiciness or ketchup if you'd like. Vegenaise and chipotle-infused Vegenaise is also delicious on vegan burgers.
6 - Assembly. Stack your burger carefully, it helps a lot of the veggie rounds are sliced evenly so you do not create a leaning burger of Wow! You can add a few toothpicks if needed to hold things together until you present your burger.
7 - Eating the Wow-Burger. How oh how does one eat this mammoth stack? The Wow-burger is all about presentation. To serve, I simply remove the top "burger" layer and serve that as is. Then if everyone is extra hungry you have a half burger leftover. Or you can add some more toppings to the other half and serve two full burgers.
More wow-burger shots!..
How to eat a wow-burger .. take it apart!
This post is part of my summer series, sponsored by the Nokia Lumia 928, Microsoft phone.a