janet @ the taste space

Happy Meal to Write Home About: Grilled Portobello Burger and Sweet Potato Fries

In Mains (Vegetarian), Salads on January 17, 2010 at 11:29 AM


I’ve been missing in action but not in eating. 😀  Please accept my apologies with this triple post: the best veggie burger, fries and salad combo you will ever eat!! I served this combo to a visiting meateater who said it was the best burger he’d ever had!

I tried this burger for the first time when visiting L in Yellowknife, NWT.  L and I were roommates for a few years and I know that she is a fan of hearty meals.  She pulled the burger recipe from the Crazy Plates Looneyspoons cookbook by Janet and Greta Podleski, but you can find a copy of it here.  The best part is the delicious chickpea spread topping that you see on the bun in the photo above! YUM!

The sweet potato fries were made by thinly cutting the SPs, then microwaving with a bit of water until tender but not cooked.  Toss with olive oil, then black pepper, chili powder, and garlic.  Heat canola oil in non-stick pan, and pan fry til crispy.  Sprinkle with salt.  Replace with red potatoes for the best breakfast taters..mmm…

For the Everything-But-Your-Sink Salad, cook up your fav kind of pasta.  Stop just before it’s al dente as it will soften with dressing.  To this add everything but your sink (i.e. bell peppers, purple onion, 2 cups of cooked black beans, hot peppers, fresh baby spinach, olives, and feta cheese).  Dress with your favourite dressing and enjoy! It’s a great lunch for work if you have a teeny container to carry the dressing.


PS – Interesting! I just learned that a portobello mushroom is merely a mature brown cremini mushroom!

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