Blend Meatless Monday to Tasty Tuesday this week and make this amazing veggie burger with avocado basil sauce!  To keep it light make sure you used lite sour cream or better yet, Greek yogurt and always use whole grain buns!  Eat and enjoy!

Food For Fitness: Double Bean Burgers with Avocado Basil CreamDouble Bean Burgers With Avocado Basil Cream


makes 6 burgers

1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

1 large egg + 1 large egg white, lightly beaten

1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

3 tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

6 whole grain buns, toasted if desired


In a large bowl, mash beans with a potato masher or fork. Add in cilantro, garlic, paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper, mixing to combine. In a smaller bowl, lightly beat eggs and add in 1 tablespoon olive oil and panko, stirring to mix. Add the egg mixture to the beans, and mix thoroughly to combine, bringing it together with your hands if needed. Separate the beans into 6 equal sections and form patties.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil (or as much as you need). Add burgers and cook on each side until golden, about 5 minutes. Remove and serve with avocado cream on whole wheat buns!

Avocado Basil Cream

2/3 cup sour cream

1 avocado, chopped

10 medium basil leaves, chopped

1/4 teaspoon salt

pinch of pepper

Add basil and avocado to a food processor, blending to combine. Once somewhat smooth, add in sour cream and blend again until combined. Add in salt and pepper, taste, and season more if desired.


reblogged from how sweet eats