Hemp Seed Sliders with Basil Lemon Sauce
Incorporating hemp seed into your dishes is a great way to add Omega-3 & Omega-6. In addition, it’s another great source of protein and essential amino acids. My son sampled this at a local store and loves the nutty flavor. He prefers eating it raw, while I enjoy creating these fun sliders. Today, I chose grape leaves to wrap them in since I was out of bread. Topped them off with a slice of jalapeno & special sauce that my friend Nicole shared with me. Make ahead of time and pop in the oven for a great appetizer. Enjoy!
Modified recipe from Bob’s Red Mill. Makes 10- 20 burgers.
- 1 lb of tofu
- 1 cup hulled hemp seed (Bob’s Red Mill)
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
- 4 fresh basil leaves
- 3 cups herb seasoned stuffing
- 1/3 cup shredded yam, carrot or zucchini (optional)
In a food processor, blend tofu. Add the rest of ingredients except the stuffing & blend until smooth. Put stuffing in a bowl and pour tofu mixture on top. Mix thoroughly. Form into small patties and bake on well greased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes at 325 degrees. Flip burger patties and continue for another 8-10 minutes until cooked through.
Nicole Schug’s Tangy Basil Lemon Sauce
I had this delicious sauce at Nicole’s BBQ. Great way to incorporate extra basil. Use on these sliders, salad, grilled chicken or tofu.
In a blender mix until smooth:
- 1 cup lightly packed fresh basil
- 1 large garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon lemon peel
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Next, gradually blend in:
- 1/3 cup olive oil until smooth & creamy
Have you ever utilized hemp seed in your recipes? Let us know!