Cauliflower burgers, that will make you love cauliflower again
Ah the humble cauliflower; loved by many. Hated by many more. But let’s assume for a minute you don’t like cauliflower but want to eat it. Because it is reported to be healthy. If that is the case throw all caution to the wind and try out these cauliflower burgers. You’re eating a burger ánd one that’s good for you. I call it a win win situation.
I’ve got to say that these cauliflower burgers taste a whole lot better than they look. I love cauliflower. I think it is by far one of the most versatile vegetables out there. Not only that, but it is pretty healthy too. Filled with – good for you – fibers, vitamine C and B and a lot of other healthy nutrients. On top of that it is part of the cabbage family along with broccoli and romanesco and is particularly good for your liver.
Now let’s assume you have this love-hate relationship with the cauliflower. You know you should eat it more but you find it unappealing. Try out these burgers and you might be a forever changed person. With a love for cauliflower.
So good for you
And in these time when lots of different things (pollution, too much sugar, alcohol.. to name just a few) put a strain on your liver that is a really good thing. I’ll soon be writing more about the importance of a healthy liver but for now I’m giving you these delicious veggie burgers.
Making the cauliflower burgers
It is easiest to bake these cauliflower burgers in the oven as they are a little harder to handle than regular burgers. Make sure to make them small, rather than large, so they stay together better.
You can try and bake them in a frying pan. That will definitely make them more appealing to look at but baking them in the oven is the best way to ensure a whole burger. Because there was quite a lot of cauliflower it might be a better idea to add an extra egg. I used only two for a whole cauliflower. In hindsight that might be a bit on the sparse side.
Now that I’ve said that I am very tempted to try and create a vegan cauliflower burger next. But if I succeed in doing that I will definitely let you know.
For now I leave with this delicious cauliflower burger which is best enjoyed with a side of green salad or some sweet potato fries. The burger is also completely whole30 proof so no need to feel any guilt when eating it. Except maybe when you try to put it between a bun. 🙂
While I am typing it, I am actually starting to wonder if burgers are frowned upon on the whole30. I believe they are totally ok, but if you’re in any doubt if these cauliflower burgers are allowed? Always best to check the official whole30 website.
- 1 cauliflower coarsely ground
- 250 gr onion chopped
- 1/2 bunch parsley chopped
- 1/2 bunch coriander chopped
- 135 gr almond flour
- 2 eggs large
- 3 tbsp arrow root
- 5 cloves garlic crushed
- 3 tbsp cumin
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp chili powder
- oil for baking
- 200 gr homemade mayo
- 1 tbsp cilantro finely chopped
- 2 tbsp of water
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tsp sea salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 200˚C. Cover a baking tray with baking paper and rub a bit of oil on it.
- In a foodprocessor combine all ingredients for the burgers except the oil. Pulse until it all comes together. Not too long. Making it too fine will make the burgers hard to handle.
- Divide the mixture in 11 equal size balls and place them on the baking tray. Press them with your hand and cover each patty with a bit of oil.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until crispy. Turn them around and bake for a further 15 minutes.
- Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a blender and turn until smooth.
- Serve the cauliflower burgers with the dressing and a green salad on the side
The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.