Open-Faced Aubergine Burgers (with Sweet Potato Wedges and Harissa Mayonnaise)
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Recipe type: Main Meal
 
An imaginative take on the traditional burger. This lovely family meal will leave you feeling lighter, healthier and very satisfied.
Ingredients
Serves 4
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 aubergine, cubed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Pinch of Himalayan or Celtic salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 100g cooked quinoa
  • 80g chickpea flour
  • 3 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
Toppings: Tomato, radish, rocket, avocado, red onion
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Peel the onion and slice half of it into rings for your burger topping. Finely chop the rest.
  3. Melt the coconut oil in a frying pan.
  4. Add the finely chopped red onion and aubergine.
  5. Sauté for 6-8 minutes until softened.
  6. Add a splash of water if necessary to keep moist.
  7. Add the garlic spices and seasoning, cooking for a further minute or two. Transfer into a food processor.
  8. Add the remaining ingredients to the aubergine mixture. Pulse to combine evenly. Let the mixture rest for 20 minutes to set.
  9. Form into 4 evenly-sized patties and place on to the lined baking tray.
  10. Bake for 30-40 minutes, flipping them over once.
  11. Place on top of a Portobello Bun (recipe below) and add toppings of choice.
Portobello Mushroom Bun
  1. large portobello mushrooms
  2. tsp rice bran oil
  3. drops liquid aminos
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and wipe them clean with a paper towel.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the rice bran oil and liquid aminos together and brush the mushrooms.
  4. Roast for 10-12 minutes, gills-side up first, then flipping them over after 6 minutes.
  5. Remove from tray and lightly pat them dry with kitchen towel.
Recipe by EPJHealth at https://www.epjhealth.com/open-faced-aubergine-veggie-burgers/