With the spirit of summer and BBQ’s in full swing, you may notice a running theme with my latest recipes in that they are all PERFECT for exactly that, summer! When I’m cooking for 10+ people on a hot afternoon, the last thing I want to be is in the kitchen all day preparing sauces and intricate dishes…hence the classic burgers and ‘picky-bits’ are always the best option, and one of my favourites! That kind of of ‘pick-me-up’ right now food is just so deliciously moreish and satisfying! However, what isn’t always so lovely is the heavy and bloated feeling from eating bread bun after bread bun! Hence I wanted to share with you a recipe that took away the bad bits and left all the goodness!
This beef burger Ã€ la veggie bun may need a knife and fork to be eaten (depending how messy you don’t mind getting!) but it tastes damn delicious and fires burgers straight into the healthy ranks! The aubergine ‘bun’ is a brilliant and tasty substitute for the classic shop-bought bread one and it still allows you to fill up the burger with all those delightful additions! I use feta instead of cheddar because firstly feta goes wonderfully with aubergine but if you enjoy both then it’s also more appealing for the waist line!
The home-made burger itself is mouth-wateringly yummy. The difference in taste and quality of fresh home-made burgers makes the WORLD of difference and you can add spices and flavours to suit your preference. I wanted to create burgers that were full of flavour and oozed real love and passion for food! Pick wisely with the beef you chose because especially with mince meat, it makes a lot of difference with texture and taste, always if you can go for the organic and lean (low fat). I hope these burgers make the perfect additions to your summer BBQ’s and by all means get creative with the fillings!
Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!