Thursday, June 5, 2008

Eggless Salad and Three Bean Burgers

It is hot and I don't feel like cooking, but the family has to eat. Here is Eggless Salad on whole wheat tortillas, Three Bean Burgers on whole wheat buns with avocado and tomato, and a couple baked fries thrown in.
I basically followed Vegan Dad's recipe (link above), but added some fresh dill from the garden and more of all the ingredients except the tofu. It was quick, it was good. I threw together some burgers inspired by Vegan Family Favorites recipe, but I just put whatever I want until it sticks together. Also, our dried beans were still cooking (long story, my fault) so I opened a can of black, kidney, and aduki beans mashed them together with some oats, them put a ton of chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and enough vital wheat gluten to get it all to stick together. Most of the time I add other things like onions, salsa, nuts, bread crumbs, whatever I see around that looks good. Then I make patties and cook in a cast iron skillet. The kids love the homemade burgers better than any restaurant or store-bought ones and they are great warmed up in the toaster oven the next day. Sometimes the kids will eat three in one sitting.


Danette said...

I have nearly the same eggless salad. Trouble is, I ma the only one who likes it, so if I don't scarf it down, it goes bad.

So I don't make it, unless I am haivng company. But man is it yummo!

VeganLinda said...

Danette, Luckily everyone seems to like it here. I add shredded carrots and sometimes kalamata olives and/or capers to sweeten the deal. It is great for hot days.