Monday, February 9, 2009

Asian Inspired Veggie Burgers & Slaw

Now let me start off with the fact that not all "Veggie burgers" are created equal, and to be honest, there are few that I like from a box. BUT--Gardenburger has come out with Bistro Steaks. The "steak-style" burgers come in Baja, Hawaiian, Tuscan, and Asian flavors. For my Vegan followers, try the Hula Steak! I decided to try these "steaks" because their ingredient list looked really clean (real food), and they are packed with fiber. I really like them! Here are a couple meal ideas in case you find yourself in a jam at night or lack the "umph" to cook:
1. Baja Burger--Serve over greens with baby corn, tomato, avocado, and a citrus vinaigrette
2. Tuscan Burger--Serve with tomato, cucumber, red onion, and black olive salad with balsamic vinaigrette
3. Hula Burger--Serve with grilled pineapple and brown rice
4. Asian Burger--Serve with a coleslaw (see recipe)
Asian Slaw
1/2 head cabbage
2 ts. soy sauce, lite
1 Tb. sesame or olive oil
1-2 Tb. rice wine vinegar
1/2 red bell pepper
4 green onions
1 Tb. sesame seeds, toasted
Thinly slice cabbage, bell pepper, and green onions. In a bowl whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice wine vinegar. Toss dressing and sliced vegetables together. Sprinkle top with sesame seeds and serve.

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