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By  Brian Faulkner  On

Veggie Burger

Veggie Burger
Serves 6
Loaded with cauliflower, broccoli and fresh herbs, this chickpea veggie burger is served in a fun lettuce bun and topped with quick pickled carrots. It’s a tasty and healthy burger you’ll want to serve all summer long.

Total Time: 35 Min (+ 20 Min standing time)
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Pickled Carrots
  1. 2 BCfresh Carrots, peeled
  2. 1/2 cup (125 mL) rice wine vinegar
  3. 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh dill
  4. 1 clove garlic, minced
  5. 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and sugar
Veggie Burger
  1. 2 cups (500 mL) small BCfresh Cauliflower, cut into florets
  2. 1 cup (250 mL) small BCfresh Broccoli, cut into Florets
  3. 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  4. 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
  5. 3 cloves garlic
  6. 2 green onions, finely chopped
  7. 1/4 cup (60 mL) each finely chopped fresh parsley and cilantro
  8. 2 tbsp (30 mL) sesame seeds
  9. 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh thyme
  10. 1 tsp (5 mL) each ground cumin and chili powder
  11. 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
  12. 1/4 tsp (1 mL) smoked paprika
  13. 1 egg, beaten
  14. 1/2 cup (125 mL) gluten-free bread crumbs
  15. 1/4 cup (60 mL) canola oil, divided
  16. 3 heads iceberg lettuce
  1. Pickled Carrots: Using vegetable peeler, slice carrots lengthwise into thin ribbons. Toss together carrots, vinegar, dill, garlic, salt and sugar. Let stand for at least 20 minutes at room temperature or refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
  2. Veggie Burger: In large pot of boiling salted water, cook cauliflower florets for 2 minutes. Add broccoli florets; cook for 2 to 4 minutes or until just tender. Drain well and let cool to room temperature.
  3. In food processor, mix together chickpeas, lemon juice and garlic until finely ground. Add cooked cauliflower, broccoli, green onions, parsley, cilantro, sesame seeds, thyme, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper and smoked paprika; pulse until coarsely ground. Add egg and gluten-free bread crumbs; pulse until combined. Divide into 6 portions. Shape into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick patties.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp (30 mL) oil in large skillet set over medium heat; in 3 batches, cook patties for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until golden brown, adding remaining oil as needed.
  5. Slice off 4 large cheeks from each head of iceberg lettuce; cut each into 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick lettuce “bun half” (reserve remaining lettuce for another use). Sandwich each burger between 2 lettuce bun halves with Pickled Carrots.
  1. Drizzle the burger with tahini sauce or sriracha mayonnaise for extra richness.
  2. Alternatively, serve the burger as a wrap in large Boston lettuce leaves.
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BCfresh and our grower partners can confirm that onions packaged as Bestfresh Chefs Reserve 10lb Onions are not included in the recall as they are NOT SOURCED from Thomson International (Bakersfield, California).

Our Bestfresh 10lb Onion packaging is a black mesh bag with gold label with UPC 7-75058-50108-2 – they are Washington onions sourced from completely different grower/packer and are safe to consume. 

If you have lingering concerns regarding the safety of Bestfresh Chef’s Reserve 10lb onions, we recommend you dispose of the product or return to Costco for a full refund.

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