Prosperous Lima Bean Burgers
Lima beans are traditionally eaten on New Year's Day to bring prosperity to you and your family for the year to come. Eaten with collards, the lima beans represent coins and the collards, cash. These patties make a fabulous vegetarian meal any day of the year. Yields 4 patties
2 large carrots, rough chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 handful fresh cilantro
3-4 green onions, roughly chopped
6 white button or baby Portobello mushrooms
1 ½ cups (1- 15 oz can) cooked black eyed peas
2 tablespoons Camelina oil
1. In a food processor fitted with an “s”-blade, pulse the carrots until grated.
2. Add garlic, cilantro, green onions and salt and pepper to taste. Pulse several times.
3. Add mushrooms and the black eyed peas and pulse until a slightly chunky texture is achieved. Divide mixture into 4 equal parts and form patties. Refrigerate to help bind.
4. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat oil and gently pan-fry the patties, about 3-4 minutes on each side.
5.Top with avocado, cilantro and tomatoes over a bed of fresh greens.
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-Cook dried beans in bulk batches in advance. Freeze in glass mason jars in 1 1/2 cup servings - equivalent to a can of beans - but for an 1/8th of the price!
-Clean Fifteen™ Ingredients: avocado
-Camelina oil is a cold-pressed oil derived from the camelina plant and grown in our own backyard in Eastern Washington. It has a favorable omega 3 to omega 6 ratio of 2:1, is higher in antioxidants - like vitamin E - than all major cooking oils. It has a high smoke point of 475F - making it fabulous for cooking. Its flavor is slightly nutty and is great in a salad dressings and sauces as well. For more information, see Ole World Oils or come visit their booth and sample it yourself every Saturday at the Kootenia County Farmer's Market, May through October. You can also buy Camelina oil at Pilgrim's Market in CDA, Tim's Meats and the Flour Mill in Hayden, ID.