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Monday, October 4,2021

Grilled Mushroom Burgers with Tarragon Crème

By Forks over Knives  

PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES / READY IN: 30 MINUTES. MAKES 4 BURGERS

Summer herbs are a treasure trove of flavor, and the bright floral notes of tarragon shine through in this crowd-pleasing burger recipe. Smoky grilled Portobellos are layered with fresh spinach, tomato, and a creamy cashewbased tarragon sauce for a meal that will please kids and adults alike. Pair these savory burgers with a handful of baked French fries to satisfy all your fast food cravings, without the unhealthy ingredients. To make this recipe gluten-free, serve the burgers on gluten-free buns.

Tip: To give the mushroom patties a smoky tarragon flavor, dip sprigs of tarragon in water and toss them onto the coals while grilling.

INGREDIENTS

• 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes

• cup raw cashews, soaked in hot water for 20-30 minutes

• 1 tablespoon tahini

• 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

• 1 tablespoon lemon juice

• 1 small clove garlic, minced

• ¼ to cup unsweetened, unflavored plant-based milk

• ¼ cup fresh tarragon, chopped

• 4 Portobello mushrooms, stems removed

• 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

• 4 whole grain hamburger buns, split and toasted

• 1 cup fresh spinach

• 4 slices tomato

• Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

• Salt to taste (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. For sauce, in a blender or small food processor combine soaked and drained cashews with the next four ingredients (through garlic). Cover and blend until smooth, gradually adding plantbased milk until sauce is creamy and spreading consistency. Stir in tarragon. Season with pepper and salt.

2. Brush mushrooms with vinegar.

Grill mushrooms over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes or until tender, turning once.

3. Fill buns with spinach, mushrooms, and tomato slices. Spoon sauce over top. Serve immediately.

 

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