Veggie Kale Burger, & on Blog Writing
 
Ingredients
FOR THE PATTY
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plis more for the baking tray
  • 1 small leek, trimmed and minced
  • 5 Kale leaves, stems discarded and
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 tablespoon minced rosemary (or other favorite herb of yours)
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¾ cup grated Grana cheese (or other cheese of choice)
  • Salt and pepper
FOR THE KALE CHIPS
  • 5 kale leaves
  • Olive oil, salt and pepper
FOR THE BURGER
  • Radicchio or lettuce leaves, dressed with a little olive oil and salt
  • Vegan mayo, thinned out with a little almond milk and honey mustard
  • Some 'sottoli' if you like (I used grilled zucchini preserved in olive oil)
  • Your favorite whole wheat bread or burger bun
Instructions
MAKE THE PATTY
  1. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and the leek to a pan, and cook until the leek is translucent. Add the kale, add a splash of water (or veggie stock) and cover. Cook until the kale is tender, then uncover to let all the water evaporate.
  2. Add the cooked vegetables to a mixer with the rest of the ingredients, and mix until you obtain a paste that you should be able to form into patties or small balls (which is what I did). Check for salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200 C˚ / 390 F˚. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and oil it well, then line the patties/balls and oil them a little bit on top as well.
  4. Bake until set, about 15 minutes. Let them cool a little before handling as they will be less soft.
MAKE THE KALE CHIPS
  1. Tear the kale leaves with your hands, and toss them in a bowl with a generous amount of olive oil and salt, and a pink of pepper and maybe paprika if you like. Spread on a tray lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated oven at 200 C˚ / 390 F˚ until crispy. Careful as they burn fast. Try not to eat them all in one sitting.
MAKE THE BURGER
  1. Heat the bun and pile in all your favorite toppings, and enjoy right away with lots of crispy kale chips!
Recipe by Hortus Natural Cooking by Valentina Solfrini at http://hortuscuisine.com/blog/2018/01/26/vegetable-literacy-2-veggie-kale-burger-blog-writing/