Raw walnuts are the perfect base for the patty. They have the ideal consistency and can be easily formed by hand or with an ice cream scoop. The trimmings are really a personal preference. I’ve tried to stuff in as many of my favorite foods as I reasonably could: avocado, red bell pepper, red onion, purple basil and sprouts!
- 2 cups of raw unsalted walnuts
- 1 cup of shredded carrots (or half a medium size carrot)
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 bunch of basil
- 1 small red bell pepper
- 1 pinch of celtic salt
- 2 cups of unsalted, raw (unpasturized) cashews
- 3 bunches of fresh basil
- a clove of garlic
- the juice of 1 lemon
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 or 2 slices of jalapeño (to taste)
- 1/2 cup of spring water
Put all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the consistency is slightly sticky. I like to eat my burger open faced with a lettuce leaf or for a sloppier effect sandwiched between two tomato halves.