A Simple Garden Burger Recipe

A simple garden burger recipe might be something as easy as just a slice of tomato, a slice of eggplant and a few spices tossed in for flavor. Or you can take a garden burger recipe a bit further and mix a few veggies together to form a patty that can be grilled. It all boils down to how adventurous you want to get.

Thick slices of eggplant that have been dipped in milk and then coated with cornmeal are excellent when fried and then tucked between a hamburger bun with a slice of Swiss cheese and mustard. But let's dig a little deeper into our culinary skills and see if we can muster up a simple garden burger patty that can be grilled or pan fried that will rival even the best of the best veggie burgers. When choosing vegetables from the garden, anything goes-even potatoes.

Garden Grilled Potato Burgers Recipe

Ingredients You Will Need:
2 cups mashed potatoes
½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
4 green onions, thinly sliced
½ teaspoon garlic salt
½ cup fresh chives, chopped
½ cup summer squash, chopped fine
½ cup zucchini
1 large tomato, diced
2 lettuce wedges
1 cucumber, diced
Sea salt
Fresh ground pepper
Sesame seed hamburger buns

Place the mashed potatoes in the microwave and heat through. Sprinkle with garlic salt and add the red bell pepper and green onions. Mix well. Add the squash and zucchini and mix again. (Discard the seeds from the zucchini and summer squash).

Form the potato mixture into burger patties. Because the potatoes are a very large part of this recipe, you may find you prefer less of this particular vegetable. If that's the case, try the recipe with 1 ½ cups mashed potatoes instead, or experiment until you find the consistency you prefer.

Sprinkle the chives, sea salt and pepper onto a large plate and press each patty into the mix, flipping to coat evenly. Spray each side of the patty with nonstick olive oil and grill for approximately four minutes per side.

Meanwhile, mix the cucumber and tomatoes together and ladle one or two scoops onto a wedge of lettuce. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Pour a teaspoon of buttermilk onto the potato patty and serve it on an open-faced sesame seed bun.

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