Oh my gosh. I literally just ate the best meal of my life.
Hands down, this is the best thing I’ve ever made.
I know. That is quite the statement. And I’m not taking it lightly.
It was one of those Wednesday’s where I finished my work early, and so I had some extra time to play in the kitchen. Those are my favorite days. Why? Because I time time to Invent. Something. Awesome.
Yes. Tonight…I invented something. A SPECIFIC CARB DIET HAMBURGER BUN!!!
Yes, you read that correctly, darlings. A GRAIN-FREE HAMBURGER BUN!!!
How, you ask? ————— WITH CAULIFLOWER!!
But don’t run away!! Wait!! I promise, you CANNOT taste the cauliflower AT ALL! (And trust me, I have acutely discerning taste buds 😉 )
Yes, friends. I made an SCD Portobello Burger! And it was INCREDIBLE. ((Can you tell I’m excited by the amount of CAPITAL LETTERS?!))
And it’s gluten free, SCD, Paleo and has a vegan option!
Here’s What you Need: (Serves 1)
1 cup frozen cauliflower florets
~3/4 cup almond flour
1/4 baking soda
4 big pinches of salt (~ 1/8 tsp)
1 egg white (vegan option: 1 flax/chia egg)
1 portobello mushroom (ribs scraped off)
3 spinach leaves
1/2 avocado, mashed with salt
1 slice of tomato
Steamer basket (or Pyrex measuring cup)
Clean kitchen towel (or several paper towels)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Steam the cauliflower either in a steamer basket, or microwave it in a pyrex measuring cup for about 2 1/2 minutes, until cooked. Drain water and then transfer to the food processor. Process for about 20 seconds, until it resembles wet rice. Put the riced cauliflower in a clean kitchen towel (or several paper towels) and wring out as much liquid as you can. (This is a really important step! You want it as dry as possible!)
Transfer the cauliflower to a mixing bowl and combine with the rest of the ingredients. Then, split the dough in half. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, form two “hockey pucks” out of the cauliflower dough. It should be about 3 inches in diameter, and about 1/2 – 3/4 inches thick. Bake for abotu 45 minutes, until completely golden brown.
Meanwhile, clean and put away the food processor. 😉 Prep the rest of the veggies. Slice the tomato into about 1/4 inch slices. Also, mash the avocado with about 1/4 tsp salt. Clean the portobello mushroom by scraping off the ribs with a spoon and brushing off any dirt with a damp paper towel. Also, brush the outside with a little bit of olive oil. On a hot grill pan, grill the portobello mushroom for about 5 minutes per side.
To assemble, layer:
Two Tbsp Avocado Mash
Tomato with Salt and Pepper
Serve with a glass of wine
And DIG IN! (I highly suggest slicing it in half with a serrated knife for easier eating!) 🙂
OH MY GOSH! Where to even begin!? I know what you’re all probably thinking: Can you actually pick it up like a bun? ——- And the answer is YES! It held together to the last bite! Nothing crumbled, it wasn’t cake-y. It was perfectly nutty and chewy. And it had a bit of crispy exterior that gave way to a soft and chewy center!
And then the burger itself exploded with flavor! There’s something about a grilled portobello that is so … meaty! It had the smokey flavor like it was right off the grill! I mean, check out those grill marks!
And the avocado gave it such a buttery richness. Truth be told, it was a touch messy, but it was SO GOOD! I swear, avocado is like nature’s mayonnaise!
The tomato was the perfect juicy accent, and then the dijon gave this pop of *zing!*
I cannot express how terrific this was. I will seriously remember this for a long time. I’m going to make this for family when I see them over Christmas! That’s how good it is: everyone…even non-SCD/Gluten Free/Vegans are going to flip out over these burgers!
Do yourself a favor: Make these burgers! I promise, you will be SO glad you did!
What are you favorite burger toppings?
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