Happy Friday friends!!! I hope you all are having a great week. My week has been chock full of wedding fun. Slowly but surely things are getting checked off my list. Today as I was driving home from running errands I had this overwhelming feeling come over me that I am ready to be married. Our engagement was almost 13 months long, so up to this point it felt like I was planning this giant party, one where I would eventually get married, but it just seemed so far away. Now that we are just about a week away, and most of the big things are taken care of, I am ready. I am so excited to walk down the aisle towards the man of my dreams, say my vows in front of my family and friends, and have the best party of my life. I am ready for my wedding day, and I'm also ready for what comes after that as well.
Okay, enough lovey dovey stuff for one day. I just get really excited about it.
You know what else I'm really excited for? This recipe! (nice transition, I know) After writing about my favorite things
yesterday, I had a huge craving for chickpea shawarma. I also really wanted to grill out on this beautiful day. So I did both.
I turned my favorite recipe
into veggie burgers and grilled them! While I love the messiness of the normal dish, this take on it makes this meal easy to eat and portable. I can totally see myself making these for friends who come over for summer bbqs. They were so easy to throw together and totally delicious.
I baked my burgers first, so they weren't mushy in the centers. Then I threw them on the grill to finish them off. You could easily pan fry these, or bake them longer if you don't have access to a grill. Or if the birds have taken over the inside of your grill (speaking from experience here).
|these people had the same problem, we didn't let it get this bad though|
Back to the recipe, make these. Baked, fried, grilled, whatever you fancy. They are awesome! I also made homemade hummus
and cucumber sauce to serve on them. You could easily sub store bought hummus if you want. We had them on Arnold's Multi-grain Sandwich Thins and served them with Alexia sweet potato tots. Yummmmmm.
Grilled Veggie Shawarma Burgers
(for the burgers)
- 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 t yellow curry powder
- 2 t evoo
- 3/4 t salt
- 2 T lemon juice
- 1/2 t garlic powder
- 2 t minced garlic
- 1/2 c rolled oats
(for the cucumber sauce)
- 1 container plain greek yogurt
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/3 cucumber
- 1/4 t salt
- fresh spinach
- cherry tomatoes
- feta cheese
- fresh cilantro (optional)
-Pour shawarma ingredients into a medium sized bowl
-Let sit 20 minutes-1 hour marinading
-Put ingredients for cucumber sauce into a blender or food processor
-Blend on high until everything is combined
-Put oats into the food processor, pulse until roughly chopped
-Add shawarma ingredients, pulse until combined, but still a little chunky. You want this to be doughy enough that it sticks together, but still has a little texture to it.
-Wet your hands and form into 4 patties.
-Place onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 6 minutes on each side (maybe a little longer if you are just baking them)
-If you are grilling them, at this point put them onto your grill (I sprayed mine with oil first so they wouldn't stick) and cook 3 minutes per side
-To plate, spread some hummus on the bottom of your bun (no dirty reference intended)
-Add a layer of spinach, followed by tomato, burger, feta, cucumber sauce, and cilantro
-Put on your top bun and eat it!!!
Craving satisfied! Until tomorrow that is... good thing there's leftovers ;)
Labels: dinner, grilled, sandwich, vegetarian