Raw Tuesday recipes: burgers and halva

These burgers are amazing! How appropriate, since the recipe comes from the site Rawmazing (which I highly recommend, by the way. It’s a wonderful website). They are really delicious, and while they were great as a burger, the recipe would also work as meatloaf, or a filling for stuffed mushrooms. And the halva came out just the way halva should taste– slightly sweet but still tasting of sesame.

Raw vegan burgers

Raw vegan burgers

Burger recipe here

Lettuce leaves (such as romaine/cos) for the “bun”

fresh veggies (shredded cabbage, grated carrots, chopped tomatoes, diced bell peppers, sliced avocado)

barbecue sauce (recipe below)

Instructions: Make the burgers (this involves soaking and dehydrating, so start the night before). To serve, place a large lettuce leaf on your plate. Top with shredded veggies, then with a burger, and then place a dollop of barbecue sauce on top.

raw vegan burger with barbecue sauce

Barbecue sauce

This is based on a recipe I found on another favourite site. I modified the recipe a bit, using regular sized tomatoes, more sun-dried tomatoes, less onion. Soak the tamarind in about 1/4 cup of water and then use that water in the sauce.

raw vegan chocolate halva

Chocolate halva

1 cup ground sesame seeds

1 1/4 cup finely ground almond/ almond flour

3/4- 1 cup tahini

1/4 cup agave syrup (or more, to taste)

pinch of salt

pinch of vanilla

3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup cacao powder

additional 2-3 Tbsp agave syrup

2 Tbsp sesame seeds, for decoration

Instructions: Mix together the ground sesame, almond flour, tahini, agave, salt and vanilla in a large bowl until a dough forms. Add the coconut oil and mix to combine. It will be a little sticky, but generally firm. Take half the dough and press it into a loaf pan, lined with parchment paper.

Add cacao powder and additional agave to the remaining dough. Mix to combine. Press this cacao layer into the pan, over the first layer. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and refrigerate to set.

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