Squash-Nut “Burger” Patties

The next time you’re in the mood for a veggie burger, think outside the box (the kind you pick up in the frozen food aisle at the supermarket, that is). These fresh, homemade patties feature some of the best flavors of the fall season””yellow squash, pumpkin seeds and almonds””and can be made in minutes by simply blending ingredients, shaping into patties and pan-frying in flavorful coconut oil until golden brown. Company coming for dinner? Try baking  the mixture in  mini-loaf pans for an elegant main dish!

Pan fry these Squash-Nut Patties in organic coconut oil for a hint of tropical flavor.

Makes 5 patties

Ingredients

½ cup almonds, toasted, chopped
½ cup pumpkin seeds, toasted, chopped
1/2 cup  sundried tomatoes, soaked in water
1/2 cup yellow squash or zucchini, diced
½ cup green onions, chopped
1 garlic clove, diced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
¼ cup nutritional yeast
Juice of ½ lemon
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Optional: cayenne pepper, to taste
Coconut oil (for frying)


Directions

1. Blend all ingredients (except coconut oil) in a high-speed blender until well-combined.

2. Shape mixture into patties.

3. Pan fry patties in coconut oil until golden brown on both sides. Or, add mixture to mini-loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Nutritional information per burger: 201 calories, 9 grams of carbs, 15 grams of fat, 8 grams of protein, 97 grams of sodium, 3 grams of sugar.

“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog, or visit Mo on  Facebook  or  www.macnmos.com  for more “morselicious” ideas and tips.

 

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“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, aBoard Certified Health Coach, (A.A.D.P.), recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a low-sugar, no-sodium, gluten-free, vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad, Mac, a diabetic,after he survived quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Mo’s recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog.

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“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a Board Certified Health Coach, (A.A.D.P.), recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a low-sugar, no-sodium, gluten-free, vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad, Mac, a diabetic, after he survived quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Mo’s recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog.

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4 comments on «Squash-Nut “Burger” Patties»

  1. PJGU says:

    I would like to know what can be submitted for the almonds. I love almonds, but have to avoid the high Arginine content in them. Can TVP be used instead? What other things can be used as substitutes for the almonds…other nuts etc.?

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