Hello! Today I want to share with you this healthy food recipe idea which has taken up the health food world by a storm. It is a recipe for an Avocado Burger Bun! I love this idea as I think it is a great low carb, grain free dinner idea. It also looks so cute and vibrant! An avocado burger bun is when the two sides of the avocado is used instead of a regular bread based burger bun. Hence this helps in reducing the extra calories and carbs in a regular burger, it also add a good source of fat and a creamy texture to your burger. It is also naturally a gluten free burger recipe.
An avocado burger bun can be made as a raw bun. This means that you only add layers of raw vegetables in between the two avocado burger buns. This makes it almost a salad which looks like a burger, and I think quite a fun way to eat a burger! My recipe for an avocado burger bun is made with a delicious and moist sweet potato and bean pattie. This makes it like a regular burger but with a healthy dose of avocado. It is important not to use an over ripe avocado as it will be very difficult to work with. You also have to be very careful when slicing and peeling the avocado to ensure it keeps its shape intact. More tips are in the recipe below.
The sweet potato and bean burger patty is a vegan burger recipe. I make this quite often at home and freezes really well. I made the patties using the Mixed Beans by Mr Organic. They have a great range of organic larder cupboard ingredients and I loved the colours, flavours and variety of their mixed beans. You can use any beans of choice such as red beans or rajma, black beans, black eyed peas or haricot beans. The beans is an added boost of plant based protein and makes you dinner more balanced and filling. I soak dried beans overnight, then cook it in a pressure cooker till tender and reserve the water to use as Aquafaba. Read all about the wonders of Aquafaba in my Healthy Chocolate Cake recipe here. You can also used tinned beans or you can soak and cook your beans in bulk and then store in in small portions in the freezer. Further you can either bake these sweet potato and bean patties or lightly fry them. I prefer baking them as it is easier and uses less fat.
I have layered the burger with a variety of raw vegetables such as raw beetroot noodles, carrot curls and kale. You can use any vegetables of your preference. You can either grate or slice your vegetables if you do not have a spiralizer. Sliced tomatoes and onions would also be great. For the greens, use whichever organic produce is available, lettuce or spinach would also work fine. If you are not vegan, a slice of cheese would work well and you can also add a favourite sauce of your liking. The options are endless and my recipe for an Avocado Burger Bun is only an introduction to the idea of making healthy burgers at home. Feel free to innovate and add your favourite layers and vegetables.
If you do recreate this recipe then I would so appreciate it if you would let me know how it turns out in the comments below. If you share it on Instagram then please do use the tag @meghnas_ and #meghnas so that I can appreciate your wonderful creations as well and re-share them on my account!