As I write this in the south of the UK, we are enjoying lovely summer weather, and thoughts turn to barbecues, and what is a barbecue without a burger?
But just because you are a vegetarian doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a great burger – or even a hearty cheeseburger!
Here’s a great veggie-burger recipe from the vegetarian meal planners I told you about recently.
Try it out and let me know what you think:
Portobello Mushroom Burger – 365 Calories
1 Portobello mushroom cap
Â¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp olive oil
dash teaspoon dried basil
dash teaspoon dried oregano
dash tablespoon minced garlic
1 oz (2 tbsp) sharp cheese or vegan cheese
1 tablespoons bottled teriyaki sauce
1 slices of Ezekiel bread
1 cup of tomato (slices)
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1. Place the mushroom caps, smooth side up, in a shallow dish. In a
small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, basil, oregano, garlic,
salt, and pepper.
2. Pour over the mushrooms.
3. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes or so, turning twice.
4. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Brush grate with oil. Place
mushrooms on the grill, reserving marinade for basting.
5. Grill for 5 to 8 minutes on each side, or until tender. Brush
with marinade frequently. Top with cheese during the last 2 minutes
Please post a comment to let me know what you think, or – even better – contribute your own summer vegetarian recipes.
Remember, if you don’t want to, you don’t have to go completely vegetarian, but when we hear so much about “agri-business”, “factory farming”, “E.coli outbreaks”, and “industrial agriculture pollution”, there’s a lot to be said in favor of reducing the meat content of our diet.
More summer vegetarian recipes here!