Spiced Tofu and Carrot Burgers

Tofu is an excellent source of protein and is rich in calcium, magnesium, folic acid, and iron.

Tofu is an excellent source of protein and is rich in calcium, magnesium, folic acid, and iron.

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely grated carrots
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon hot chili powder

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  • 12 ounces tofu, mashed
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup finely grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan. Add the shallots, carrots, and garlic, and cook over medium heat for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the ground spices and cook for 1 minute, stirring.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Spoon the mixture into a bowl. Add the tofu, almonds, cheese, tomato paste, cilantro, and seasoning and mix thoroughly. Cool slightly; then divide the mixture into eight portions and form each portion into a burger. Preheat the broiler to high. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Brush each burger all over with the remaining oil and place the burgers on a broiler rack in a broiler pan.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Broil for about 4 minutes on each side, until the burgers are cooked and lightly browned. Season with sea salt and black pepper, if desired. Serve hot with whole-wheat rolls, homemade relish or chutney, and a mixed leaf salad. Serves: 4 (2 burgers each).[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

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