Five recipe suggestions with a difference to serve your Future Farm plant-based burger
Variety is life. Once you discover the plant-based Future burger, with its juicy bite and texture that you’d swear was just like meat, it’s easy to just put it together with your favourite classic burger toppings and leave it at that. Why mess with a great combination, right? But changing things up occasionally can rev up your taste buds, keep things exciting and add healthy variety to your plate.
The Future burger is endlessly versatile – here are a few suggestions to kick off your taste adventures.
Mushrooms to the Max
Make it a double decker by grilling whole portobello mushrooms alongside your Future burger. Crush a clove of garlic and mix it with olive oil, salt and pepper, to brush over your mushrooms at least 10 minutes before you cook them. Grill the mushrooms for about 4 minutes each side until soft and juicy and browning at the edges. Put a slice of melting cheese on your grilled Future Burger topped by the whole mushroom.
There’s something about a smash burger and the way the uneven edges caramelise for extra flavour. Take your uncooked Future burger patty, slice it in half and roll each half into a ball. Heat a heavy based frying pan over a medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Once hot, put your burger patty balls in and immediately flatten them with a metal spatula to two thin patties. Season the tops, and once the base is nicely browned, flip to cook the other side. Build your smash burgers with your favourite combination of caramelised onions, cheese and pickles.
Rock the Rocket
Rev up the greens in your diet by topping your grilled Future burger with an assortment of leaves – peppery baby rocket on top of lettuce or baby spinach leaves add flavour, freshness and vitamins. A slather of mayo, perhaps a sprinkle of chopped herbs, and you’re done.
Burgers have layers
While biting into a thick juicy patty is sometime all you want of a burger, at other times it’s all about the flavour combinations of many layers. Create your own gourmet burger by slicing your regular Future burger patty in half across its width to make two thin round patties. Season them with your choice of herbs or spices. Now decide on the rest of your layers – caramelised onions, sliced mushrooms, cheese slices, salad leaves, crispy onion rings, tomato chutney are just a few additions to a gourmet burger. Once you have your toppings ready, cook your thin burger patties in the pan you used for the onions for extra flavour, for about 3 minutes each side, and then layer up your luxury burger.
A thick creamy alternative to mayonnaise made with ripe avo will lush up your plain Future burger like nothing else. Simply blend together a ripe avocado, 2 teaspoons of wholegrain mustard, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, some chopped fresh herbs and 4 tablespoons of plain yoghurt (optional if you want dairy-free). Dollop on thickly as you build your burger.