Saturday, June 11, 2011

Chipotle Lentil Burgers w/Cashew Miso Mayo

Our Vegetarian Cooking Class during Ayurveda Week was a yummy success! Once again, I have to send out huge thanks to Chandra Isa Moskowitz for her delicious recipes! Should I ever come across the opportunity to meet her - I'll probably tackle her :) For those of you who want to cook more of Chandra's delicious vegan recipes, check out her array of cookbooks including Veganomicon and Appetite For Reduction. Also, pay a visit to her popular website The Post Punk Kitchen.

Now, on with the show...

Chipotle Lentil Burgers

First, saute the following veggies for 7-10 minutes or until the zucchini is soft:
1/2 pound zucchini - cubed into 1/2 inch
3 minced cloves of garlic
Handful of rough chopped cilantro - stems and all

Transfer mixture to a food processor and add the following:
3/4 cup of bread crumbs
1 15 oz can cooked lentils (drained and rinsed)
1/4 cup chipotle chili in adobo sauce (seeds scraped and removed)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
Pulse until mostly smooth but leave a little texture and then transfer to a large mixing bowl.

Here's the trick - now add 1/4 cup of bread crumbs to the mixture and work through with a fork to combine.

Divide the mixture into six patties and cook the burgers in a pan with non-stick spray for approximately 12 minutes - flipping often to get a nice brown crust.

These burgers even taste great cold the next day! Great for a beach lunch when tucked inside of a pita with some sprouts and...

Cashew Miso Mayo
1/4 cup raw cashews (soak in water for one hour prior)
1/4 cup red miso paste*
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar

Throw all into the food processor and whip like the dickens - that's it! Spread a little happiness!

*I'm hoping Red Miso is available at Singapura in Lime Grove. Michele was kind to bring it in on her flight from New York. I can order from Amazon and then divide it up among the group. It has to be refrigerated after opening so let me know if you're interested!

Hillaire will be posting the wonton recipe and her Kick Ass Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe soon!

Thanks again to all who came, laughed, ate, drank and TALKED!

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