Hummus Burgers

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Something about spring makes both of us want to eat veggie burgers. Not the boxed, frozen kind (no disrespect intended, those can be fine, too, especially for a quick lunch or dinner), but the thick, juicy homemade kind.

DH recently went into our kitchen and came out with these delicious creations. They are based on a basic hummus recipe, just altered slightly to create a substancial, tasty burger.  Some days, I am convinced he is a culinary genius. If you are a fan of hummus or falafel, you’ll love these!

Hummus Burgers

2 whole cloves garlic

2 15-oz cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1Tbl. Ener-G Egg Replacer in 2 Tbl. water

1/4 cup fresh herb mixture, rinsed and de-stemmed (we use chives, parsley and tarragon from the garden)

1 Tbl. cumin powder

2 Tbl. lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)

1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs (we use Trader Joe’s)

In a food processor or blender, chop garlic until it’s fine. Add all other ingredients and combine in processor until the mixture is thick and well-combined, but not runny. It should be a little sticky  and thick, not smooth like actual hummus.  Form into two large patties or four small patties, depending on your preference.

Cook in a skillet with a little drizzle of olive oil until warmed through and browned on both sides – or grill outdoors! These stick together well and will tolerate grilling.

Serve on a hearty bun with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles and your other favorite sandwich fixings. A perfect outdoor dinner!

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