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Cooking with Joy: Raw Nutty Seed Burger

An easy, make-ahead dinner that’s bursting with enough nutrients to fuel you through back-to-school madness.

An easy, make-ahead dinner that’s bursting with enough nutrients to fuel you through back-to-school madness

Welcome to Cooking with Joy! Each week Joy McCarthy of Joyous Health is sharing a recipe that is both mouth-watering — and mindfully made. She’s sharing her tips for how to cook using the healthiest ingredients and techniques, to make food you will feel good about serving... and devouring.

Is there anything better than a meal that gets more delicious the longer it sits in the fridge? We think not — and these yummy meatless burgers prove it. Packed with omega 3-heavy walnuts and protein-rich seeds, these no-bake burgers is utterly bursting with nutrients, and won’t leave you feeling bogged down after you eat. Make them ahead for a week of easy dinners that will help fuel you and your kiddos through the back-to-school season!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • ½ cup ground flaxseeds
  • ¼ cup hemp hearts
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt (to taste)

Preparation

An easy, make-ahead dinner that’s bursting with enough nutrients to fuel you through back-to-school madness. 3:34

Add all ingredients to food processor and blend until smooth and mixture easily forms a ball. Form into ¾ inch patties. For firmer burgers, chill overnight.

Serve cold with salad or on a bun with your favourite toppings.

Or, preheat oven to 300F degrees. Bake burgers to warm for 20-25 minutes and then assemble.

Servings: Makes 2-3 burgers

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