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Black Bean and Split Pea Burger

After yet another busy week at the hotel and looking forward to this relaxing day off, I find myself in utter dismay at what I may want to do with my little time off.

My one objective for the day is to write about a burger I put together this weekend for two brilliant Aussies that were guests in my hotel.  I have also been thinking of purchasing coconut wraps. 

My friend Judy, from Divina Cucina found a recipe for it at Coconut Mama, but have y’all ever opened a coconut and grated it?  

I tried it last year when we made Pina Coladas.  It is so time consuming, and so much effort for just a few cocktails that I did not think it was worth it.  I am not a professional Coconut opener!  

I came across these Coconut wraps on Instagram and contact them to find out who sold them in my neck of the woods.  Well, the closest store is in Holland, so I placed my order today on Superfood.nl today and will be awaiting for these wraps to make ravioli, or lasagna!

I made six Black Bean and Split Pea burgers for six different customers using six different methods and served them as an amuse bouche. 

They only differed in bread, oil used, and sauces.  

 

I liked the burger sautéed with coconut oil as it confers a sweeter, fattier taste, served on a whole wheat bun with a salsa which I happened to have read about on Chow Vegan.

A salsa made with Yellow Kiwis and Avocado

On my third burger I mixed pureed mango with mustard which was also quite delicious, quick and easy!  

 

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Black Bean and Split Pea Burger
Serves 6
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Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup black beans soaked over night
  2. 1/2 cup split peas rinsed through
  3. 1/4 cup millet
  4. 40 gr dried porcini
  5. 1 Cup warm water
  6. 1 Cup finely chopped red onion
  7. 2 garlic clove
  8. 2 tbs olive oil
  9. 125 gr raw spinach
  10. 1/4 cup chia seeds
  11. 1/4 cup water
  12. 1 tbs Balsamic Vinegar
  13. Coconut Oil
Instructions
  1. rinse the beans and cook in salted water until tender. Do the same with the split peas.
  2. Soak the porcini mushrooms in warm water for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile sautee a clove of garlic in 1 tbs of olive oil When it turns to a golden color, remove and discard the clove. Add the spinach and sautee until slightly wilted. Remove from heat to cool.
  4. Sauté the remaining garlic clove in the remaining olive oil. Remove the clove once it turns to a nice golden color. Add the onions and gently sautee. When nice and tender, set aside.
  5. strain the porcini mushroom, cook the millet in the water left over by the porcini.
  6. Chop the Porcini Mushrooms and set aside.
  7. Combine chia seeds with water in a small container.
  8. Add millet, porcini mushrooms and spinach to the onion. Gently Sautee for one minute.
  9. Combine black beans and split peas in a large container. Using a fork, mash them.
  10. Add remaining ingredients.
  11. If you feel that your Bean Mixture is too dry, add two tbs of vegetable broth.
  12. Form burgers using a mold.
  13. sautee for one minute on each side using coconut oil.
  14. Serve on a warm bun with a Mango Mustard Salsa, or the yellow kiwi Salsa.
Notes
  1. Stores well.
A Vegan Chef in San Gimignano http://tuscanvegan.com/

One thought on “Black Bean and Split Pea Burger

  1. Six different burgers! Wow, talk about customization! So glad you tried out the kiwi salsa on the burgers, they look awesome! 🙂

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