Eggplant is a great source of minerals and vitamins that improves our heart health and increases brain function. You can turn this simple-looking vegetable to a perfectly delicious vegan recipe. This is very easy to cook and healthy at the same time.
• 1/2 large eggplant (sliced to 1/4 inch thick)
• 1/2 onion (diced)
• 1 clove garlic (minced)
• 1/2 cup oatmeal
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
• Avocado (chopped)
• 1/2 tomato (diced)
• 1 tbsp lemon juice
Preheat oven to 450 F.
For the eggplant patties:
Season eggplant slices salt and pepper on both sides.
Place them on a baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Flip on the other side and finish baking for another 10 minutes.
Set a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Put olive oil in the pan.
Saute onions for 2-3 minutes or until lightly brown.
Prepare a large bowl, add the baked eggplant, oatmeal, onions, and liquid smoke.
Mash together using a potato masher.
Continue mashing until the mixture looks like a ground meat.
Form the mixture into patties.
Set the skillet again on medium-high heat.
Place the patties and let it cook for 5 minutes on each side.
Remove from heat and transfer to a plate.
For guacamole top:
In a large bowl, mix avocado and tomato.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add lemon juice to taste.
Assemble the vegan burger by placing a vegan burger bun and putting the eggplant patty on it and topping it off with guacamole.
Serve and enjoy!
Tips and ideas:
You can add shredded vegan cheese or pair it up with potato or carrot fries.
Images – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRHOxQv5b5A
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