Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Edamame Burger with Spicy Cilantro Mayo

My obsession lately is toasted sesame oil. I love the taste of it, I love the smell of it and a little bit goes a long way. The subtle flavor is amazing. I have had people ask me if they have to buy toasted sesame oil or if they can substitute plain sesame oil. The answer is, 'Technically yes, but please never substitute this ingredient'. It is more for flavor than purpose!

The toasted sesame oil gives this burger its interest factor. I made them a few times and I liked them, but couldn't bring myself to tell you guys about it because they were a little boring. Then one day, I was making my kids some Baked Tofu Bites and it hit me ... toasted sesame oil was needed! I made the burgers that night and even though I made them the week earlier, Paul thought it was an entirely new burger. Just that one little teaspoon transformed the entire burger!

Edamame Burger with Spicy Cilantro Mayo

Edamame Burger with Spicy Cilantro Mayo

Makes 7 burgers

1/3 c quinoa
2/3 c water
1 med carrot
2 garlic cloves
1/2 onion
2 eggs
1 1/2 c edamame
1 1/2 c crushed rice chips (or panko)
1 T tamari
1 T lime juice
1 t toasted sesame oil
1 t minced ginger
1 t mustard
1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper

Spicy Cilantro Mayo
1/4 c vegenaise
2 T cilantro, finely chopped
1 t sriracha
1 t lime juice

Cook quinoa in 2/3 c water. Bring to boil then cover and lower heat. Once water is gone, quinoa should be nice and plump!

Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend. Keep it a little chunky ... but just a little, if it's too chunky, they will fall apart.

Edamame Burger with Spicy Cilantro Mayo

Form into 1/2 cup patties and bake at 375ยบ for 10 minutes. Flip and bake for 8 more minutes.

When you are waiting, mix together the sauce ingredients.

Edamame Burger with Spicy Cilantro Mayo

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