Eatling does summer veggie burgers!

eatling veggie burgerDelightfully the summer fruit season is here! and besides eating all I can raw or in smoothies, I have been experimenting with using them in a savory sense. In salads or main dishes…can`t get enough! We have just had the rhubarb season here in Germany and last week I made a rhubarb & mint risotto that was delicious.

I am especially fond of stone fruits and baking them in the oven or grilling them on the BBQ. I grew up in a area in New Zealand that is famous for it´s orchards. So we always had boxes of nectarines, peaches & apricots in abundance. All bought from those cute little roadside stalls with their honesty boxes.

I wanted to share with you my favorite burger combination at the moment. Roasted peach halves with grilled haloumi & smothered with hummus. Really also a great idea for a vegetarian option at a BBQ.

So this is how it goes….

Haloumi, hummus & peach burgers

serves 2

ingredients:

2 wholewheat buns

handful of greens: e.g.: feld salad, argula

4 mint leaves

block of haloumi

2 peaches not too ripe

2 gurkens

1 400g can of chickpeas

1/2 lemon juice squeezed

1 garlic clove chopped

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cumin

2 dsp tahini

1 1/2 dsp olive oil

fresh ground black pepper

Heat the oven to 180 degrees. To prepare the hummus place the chickpeas, garlic, cumin &  salt in a kitchen machine with 1 cup of filtered water. Puree until smooth & then add the tahini, lemon juice, olive oil & pepper and continue to puree until you have a velvety paste. Set aside in a small bowl.

Cut the peaches in half removing the stones. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle about 1 dsp of olive oil over the peaches as well as a sprinkle of salt. Bake for 15-20 mins until tender and cooked well on the outside.

In the meantime grill 4 thick slices of haloumi in a pan.

To assemble, smother generous amounts of hummus on both sides of the cut bun. Add your chosen greens, 1 peach half, the haloumi, the gurken, mint leaves, the 2nd peach half and the the top of the bun. Place a wooden skewer through the center to hold it all in place. Done!

Now you can ask…`How do I eat this?`I am one to pull my burger apart and eat it with a knife & fork..but that is me. Most people grab it with their two hands and go for it!!!

Bye for now!

love ling xo

 

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