I am a big fan of veggie burgers and think they are a great healthier option to a big beefy burger. This reminds me….before I was a vegetarian and when I was living in Berkeley (this might be an oxy moron), I used to frequent this pub/bar with the BEST Blue Cheese Burger EVER. OMG, I am drooling just thinking about it. A big beef patty, a huge mound of blue cheese, and an buttered toasted roll. It was so so so good. Unfortunately, from what I have heard, Raleigh’s burned down after changing ownership. Oh well, good for me since I would be tempted to devour it upon visiting the bay area. Anyway, back on topic. My boss found this Veggie Burger recipe from Weight Watchers and it looks pretty good for you chickpea/hummus lovers out there. I don’t really eat chickpeas anymore because the texture really bothers my stomach (same with avocado, it sucks!), but these looked pretty appetizing. While I was making them I kept thinking it would be easy to turn them into little balls, too, and make them into a falafel type of meal. Also, the recipe called for 1 egg white, but I couldn’t get the ingredients to bind well at all with just one, so I ended up using 2 and it was perfect.
This recipe is only 4 points on weight watchers for the whole meal! Salad and burger!! You could probably add a bun if you wanted for a few extra points as well. It is super healthy, packed with protein, and I think will even satisfy meat eaters. If you wanted, you could double or triple this recipe and freeze the patties for later use as well!
Anyway, I think the real star of this meal is the salad! It is such a pretty component and dressed up the burger so nicely! I made a cucumber and tomato salad with the left over veggies and it was so delicious and pretty!