Sunflower Burgers

At our local food co-op there are these delicious little veggie burgers that are made out of sunflower seeds.  They are so good and I love them so much, but they are also unreasonably expensive.  So, last night for dinner I decided to try to make them for my son and I, from scratch.  They were an experiment that I consider successful, because my son ate one for dinner with glowing reviews and then asked for another.  Success!

The flax seeds and the psyllium husks in the recipe are there as a binding agent.  If you so choose, you can eliminate both of those ingredients and substitute one egg.

You will need:

One cup raw, unsalted sunflower seeds

2 Tbs. flax seeds

2 Tbs. psyllium husks

2 Tbs. lime juice

A small handful of basil(or any other herbs you may want)

1 tsp. garlic salt

1 Tbs. coconut oil

 

To make:

Soak the sunflower seeds and flax seeds in water for at least an hour.  In a food processor, combine the strained seeds along with all other ingredients except the coconut oil.  Puree until smoothish.  Put the coconut oil on a skillet over medium heat.  Spoon the mixture onto the pan in burger sized portions and cook, flipping occasionally until slightly brown on both sides.

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Eat and enjoy.

 

We made ours into little quesadillas with sprouted tortillas and fontina cheese and tahini and avocado.  They were really good.

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