Raw Mushroom Burgers

Published January 12, 2012 by Polana Fowdrey

These were a hit at my birthday bash back in September, so I thought I’d share the recipe here…

Mushroom Burgers

Equipment: food processor, dehydrator (or fan oven)

Ingredients:

2 parsnips

2 carrots

8 mushrooms

olive oil

pine nuts

sundried tomatoes

Method

Soak the pine nuts and sun dried tomatoes in a little water for an hour

Break the mushrooms into tiny pieces and marinade with olive oil (add some tamari or miso if you wish)

Chop parsnips and carrots in the food processor into rice-size pieces. You can use a blender if you prefer.

Add pine nuts and sun dried tomatoes and mix again. You may need some of the tomato soak water to aid mixing.

Add the mushrooms and mix again.

Use an ice-cream scoop to measure out portions of mixture onto a non-stick dehydrator sheet and shape into burgers.

Dehydrate overnight and flip them over in the morning. Give the burgers another couple of hours dehydrating. They will keep well for a week or more in a sealed box in the fridge.

If you do not have a dehydrator, use a fan oven on the lowest setting, or fan-only and leave the door ajar to let the warm air out.

You will need to reduce the “baking” time if you are using an oven.

 

These burgers are lovely with a nice big green salad and are handy enough for packed lunches or picnics.

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2 comments on “Raw Mushroom Burgers

  • You inspired me to create my first dehydrated veg burger! Other than not having pine nuts and subbing dehydrated grape tomato for sundried, I stayed pretty close to your recipe. I found the mixture really easy to shape into a patty without any form or anything… and everything dehydrated beautifully. After the wait, we tried them and they were really lovely. thanks so much for the inspiration. I can see many variations of veg patties in our future.

    • Thank you Sarah. I’m so glad you enjoyed making these. It really is a very versatile recipe. I often just use whatever needs using up; quite often that includes pulp from nut milk or smoothies. Good luck with making your own variations. =)

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