Fresh Cauliflower and Ricotta Burger
I think it's clear by now that I'm FOR SURE obsessed with cauliflower. Many of my food alternative I make are made with this lovely ingredient. I'm not a vegetarian, but I could cut chicken out of my life for this deliciousness! And you guys KNOWW how I feel about chicken hahah.
I originally made burger patties with the mix, however, I also tried making little meatballs using an ice cream scoop and little fritters. ALL AMAZING!
Every bite just feels sooo fresh thanks to all the herbs and ricotta! I know vegetables can be veryyy boring, but this recipe will show you how versatile and amazing they actually are when you hit the flavours perfectly. Plus, it's a very easy and quick recipe to make, give it a try!
Let's get started!
230g Cauliflower (raw)
25g Parsley (fresh)
20g Cilantro (fresh)
4 Garlic cloves
2 Green onions
2 Limes (only the zest)
1/2tbsp Chili powder
1/2tsp Baking powder
-Preheat the oven at 400F.
-Chop the cauliflower into small pieces and put it aside in a bowl.
-Chop the parsley, cilantro, garlic and green onions. Add over the cauliflower.
-Zest the two limes on the chopped ingredients.
-Mix well, then add all of the other ingredients and mix again.
-Heat up a pan with oil.
-With a spoon take some of the mix and put it on the heated pan, make sure you make the right circle patty shape.
-Once the sides start getting golden, use an egg spatula to GENTLY flip the patty.
-When the second side is golden, put it in a slightly oiled or non-stick baking dish.
-Repeat this with the rest of the mix.
-Now put the patties in the oven for 10 minutes.
-In the meantime, get all your chosen toppings ready.
-When your patty is ready, assemble the whole thing and don't forget to congratulate yourself for this amazingness you just made!
-For the size of the cauliflower, make sure it's not too big or too fine, the perfect size is: Bigger than cauliflower rice, but small enough so it can hold itself.
-Make sure to cook it right away, because since the cauliflower is raw, it's going to start disgorging and if you wait too long, the mix will get watery.
-The recipe should give you 5-6 patties.
-Make sure your patties aren't too thick, because if they are, flipping them will get hella messy trust me hahah.
-A great idea would be to use a cookie cutter for the right shape.
-Really make sure the patty is golden and crusted at the bottom before flipping it orrr.... it will also make a messsss hahah. It should take about 2 minutes on medium heat.
-Lastly, for toppings, I spread a little bit of ricotta on my bread, and I put some tomatoes and spinach inside!
Hope you enjoy!