Before we get into making this bad boy lets talk nutrition! This burger is loaded with plant protein (20g-30 per burger), Vitamin A, Iron, Calcium, Dietary Fibre, unsaturated fats and unrefined carbohydrates.
(Makes 2 full size burgers)
200g shelled Edamame
1 clove garlic
½ cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp tahini
Salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until you have your desired consistency.
The hummus should be thick not runny.
4 large mushrooms (stalks and skin removed)
2 x 1.5cm thick slices of butternut pumpkin
1 Tbsp miso
½ block of adzuki tempeh (150g) sliced into 1.5 cm slices (I used the Organic Village Adzuki Bean Tempeh which you can buy from Woolworths). If you want to get these burgers up to 30g of protein per burger use 150g of tempeh in each (a full 300g block to make the 2 burgers).
Sesame oil (or water/vegetable broth)
Preheat oven to a moderate temperature.
You will need 2 small baking trays.
Place mushrooms on one of the baking tray and drizzle with sesame oil. (or if you cook oil free use vegetable broth or water)
With a bread and butter knife, gently spread miso paste on each side of the pumpkin and tempeh.
Drizzle with sesame oil and place both trays in the oven (or if you cook oil free use vegetable broth or water)
Bake until golden and mushrooms are juicy.
1 cup grated beetroot
1 cup grated carrot
2 small cos lettuce leaves
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp sesame oil (swap with rice vinegar if you are making this oil free)
1⁄2 tsp wasabi paste
3 Tbsp ponzu sauce
Place all dressing ingredients into a jar and shake your heart out. Pour over beetroot and carrot and toss until combined.
Place mushroom cap on your plate.
Top with a good helping of hummus, then lay cos lettuce on top.
Place roasted pumpkin and tempeh then top with salad.
Spread other mushroom cap thickly with hummus and close your burger. Use a tooth pick to hold burger together and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
If you are not from Australia and therefore cannot get the Organic Village Adzuki Bean Tempeh just use whatever organic/Non-GMO tempeh you can find locally.
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