Monday, May 3, 2010

Veggie Burgers with Tiziki - worth 5

I have tried Boca burgers in the past and did not care for them. When I saw veggie burgers at Costco I was hesitant to buy them thinking that they would be like the boca burgers. These veggie burgers are not exactly like the Boca but you have to be very careful when cooking them or they just turn out to be a mushy grainy "patty". While Baking them did turn out nice I found that dry pan frying them over low heat works great, the low heat slowly warms the patty but more importantly it drys the patty out a little then crisps the outside for a really nice textured patty and the flavor of these veggie patties is very nice.
Photoed above was the veggie patty dressed up like a hamburger on a thin bun but I found that a tiziki sauce on the patty with a toasted thin bun and some onion and lettuce is the best.
low fat tiziki
1/4 cut grated cucumber that has been salted and squeezed of excess juice
2 tablespoons fat free plain yogurt (the zippy'er the better)
2 tablespoons fat free sour cream
1 to 2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
mix all together in a bowl and top your veggie burger that was slowly pan fried without oil
thin bun, toasted, thin slice of onion and a leaf of nice crisp romain lettuce.
while the individual ingredients in the tiziki would not add up to any points I still count the tiziki as one point
total for a veggie burger with tiziki and bun is 5

served with a watermelon wedge and 1/2 cup tabbouleh (2 points) and cucumbers

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