It’s (nearly) summer-time and in this gal’s book that means it’s time to release my inner goddess.
Maybe it’s naturally getting 8 hours of sleep. Maybe it’s all the fresh market veggies. Maybe it’s all the swim time and yoga on the beach. Maybe it’s hiking around beautiful European cities. (although sadly I won’t be doing THAT this summer) Maybe it’s just that I sweat my brains out here in the hot-hot-hot land of NorCenFla, but by the end of the summer I will be sporting a golden glow and feeling sexily slim(er). Life is good in the summertime for this gal. Goddess-like in fact.
If you are ready to get a jump start on releasing your inner goddess (or god, I’m totally pro sexy summer gods, gentlemen!) here is a veggie burger so loaded with bright, summery flavors that it will be come your go-to summertime snack.
Um, yes. I promise under the mound of spouts, tomatoes, onions and dill-lemon-yogurt dressing there is a green goddess burger underneath. Just like my inner goddess is hanging out under a layer of pale, I-eat-when-I’m-stressed teacher flesh at the moment. (Wow if that wasn’t an appetizing description I don’t know what is. Aren’t you glad you spend such quality time with this gal and all her eloquence?)
And just like the beauty of summer, these burgers come together in a casual, laid-back (but quick) kind of way.
Ok, fine. You will get your food processor dirty. But just throw it in the dishwasher when you are done. See, easy. Laid-back.
Just a whir-whir of the
pool-side fan blades, a quick slap into patties and little browning by the pool in the pan and you will be one bite closer to revealing your inner green goddess.
So pretty on their own. So ready to be loaded up with more veggie friends, drizzled in yogurt, dill and lemon sauce. (or on a bun. Or topped with an over easy egg….I did that one for breakfast the other day, SO good). Just like you and me. Great as is, but so wonderful come summer when the inner goddess is released.
Green Goddess Chickpea Burgers
inspired by Rachel Ray’s Groovy Garbanzo Burgers
Makes 5 burgers
- 2 15oz cans garbanzo beans, drained
- 1/2 cup cilantro, leaves and stems, rough chopped
- 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and rough chopped
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup olive oil
Blend all ingredients in a food processor. If the mixture is dry add more oil or water. Form into palm sized patties and brown in a non-stick skillet or oiled pan. Top anyway you want! Yum.
Love to all,
~the “yes, you know my inner goddess is cilantro green and slightly spicy” gal, Jess