Eggplant veggie burger: simple, healthy and delicious!

Eggplant veggie burger: simple, healthy and delicious!

By 29/09/2016

Italians don't really have as many burgers as they do in the UK or in America but.. yes they do like a good quality burger from time to time.

When I go to my butcher and I ask for a burger I usually mean just pressed mince without any salt and pepper added and then when I cooked it I just add my own spices.

I like burgers which are 100% meat without any bulking agents added which makes them cheaper but also not as good.

I also like veggie burgers. This is another way to "dress up" your vegetables and make them super tasty, just like this eggplant burger I made yesterday to use up a couple of eggplants I had in the fridge.

I recommend this recipe. It is tasty, healthy and really straightforward.

This recipe makes 4 burgers.

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes
  • Yield : 4

Ingredients

Instructions

Dice the eggplants. Slice the garlic thinly. In a pan heat up 2 tbsp of olive oil, add the eggplant, the garlic and cook until soft for about 20 minutes whilst stirring from time to time. After 15 minutes remove the lid so that the excess water evaporates.

diced-eggplant

Put the bread in a processor or just cut it into small pieces and add it to the cooked eggplant. Add the cheese, the torn basil leaves, salt and pepper and mix well.

ingredients-for-eggplant-burger

Divide the mixture into 4 balls. Put each ball onto a pastry cutter and press well. You might need to add some breadcrumbs if the mixture is still very wet. You need to be able to shape your burgers easily.

making-veggie-burger

Cook the burgers in a pan for 3 to 4 minutes each side over a gentle heat (otherwise they will burn!) with a little olive oil turning them on both sides gently as they are quite delicate. Enjoy with fresh salad ๐Ÿ™‚

Eggplant-veggie-burger

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12 Responses to Eggplant veggie burger: simple, healthy and delicious!

  1. Mary Vischetti

    I love this veggie burger and I know my family would appreciate it very much! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Mary

    • Alida

      Grazie 1000!

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Love the use of eggplants in these vegetarian patties. They look superb, Alida.

  3. All That I'm Eating

    I bet this tastes so good, I love how you’ve used the aubergine in this. I’ll have to give this a try.

  4. La cucina di Molly

    Ottimo, un alternativa al solito hamburger di carne! Buon fine settimana, baci!

  5. elisabetta

    Great veggie recipe. Aubergines also have that almost meaty taste too.

    • Alida

      You are right, they are kind of more filling.

  6. Chiara

    un modo gustoso e simpatico per mangiare le verdure, questa farร  un successono a casa mia, grazie !

    • Alida

      Grazie cara!

  7. speedy70

    Molto appetitoso questo burger… da rifare!

  8. Charlie @ The Kitchen Shed

    I have never been able to make a good veggie burger, but these look so good!! On my ‘to try’ list now!

  9. uno spicchio di melone

    Ciao dolcissima amica! Questi burger mi ispirano moooltissimo! Proverรฒ a farli! Grazie mille! Brava, come sempre!
    Buona domenica!
    unospicchiodimelone!

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