Clocking in at only 166 calories (with my tortilla circles substituting for mini burger buns) it definitely has my approval. I adapted this recipe from www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1552/goats-cheese-herb-and-lemon-patties , but did some tweaking of my own!
1/4c. garbanzo beans 55 cals
.3 oz onion 4 cals
1/8 tsp lemon juice 0 cals
1/2 tsp parmesan cheese 5 cals
1/8 tsp parsley 0 cals
.2 oz goat cheese 14 cals
1 egg white 17 cals
.4oz carrots 5 cals
1/4c. spinach 2 cals
1/8 tsp kosher salt 0 cals
1 tsp flax 12 cals
Step #1: Combine mashed garbanzo beans, chopped onion, parmesan cheese, goat cheese, and spices all together.
Step #2: Mix in egg white, carrots, spinach, flax, and then mold into three mini veggie patties
Step #3: Spray down a skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat them up and flip when they start to brown.
Step #4 and 5: Marvel at your work and create your own mini tortilla buns by using a store-bought tortilla and a small cup to cut into circles!
Step #6: Spread whatever condiments you wish on your burger (I chose mustard) and enjoy!
I paired my mini veggie burgers with two small mushrooms, each filled with 1/2 T of cottage cheese and 1/2 T of salsa, and a gala apple (they're my favorite! :))
What are your favorite side dishes to go with hamburgers or veggie burgers?
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