Hemp Seed Sliders with Basil Lemon Sauce

Hemp Seed & Tofu Sliders


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!



 Hemp Sliders

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!