Two recipes that will transform the way you see apples

By August 9, 2019Recipes

An apple is the super ingredient you never knew you needed in your dishes. Let’s look at some nutritious, tasty apple-inspired recipes.

Smoky apple, sage and chickpea veggie burgers

Chickpea is a popular vegetable in the vegan community. Why? Because it can transform an otherwise light meal into one that is hearty and wholesome. Throw in some vitamin-boosting apple and you’re in for a treat. Here is a must-try burger to dazzle your supper time.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed.
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs.
  • ¼ cup chickpea flour.
  • 1 small onion, quartered.
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced.
  • 3 tbsps soy sauce.
  • 2 tbsps apple cider vinegar.
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika.
  • 2 tsps rubbed sage.
  • 1 tsp dried thyme.
  • 1 tsp black pepper.
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and shredded (choose a sweet variety like Gala).
  • 1 tbsp olive oil.

For serving:

  • 6 wholewheat burger rolls, bagels or English muffins, sliced open.
  • Sauce of your choice.
  • Fresh greens (lettuce/ baby spinach).

Method

  • Place the chickpeas, breadcrumbs, chickpea flour, onion, garlic, soy sauce, cider vinegar, smoked paprika, rubbed sage, thyme, and black pepper into a food processor.
  • Pulse until ingredients are well-mixed. Add shredded apple and pulse again just until mixed.
  • Transfer the mixture to a sealed container and chill for an hour or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°C and line a baking sheet with baking paper. Shape the chickpea mixture into 6 patties. Brush the tops and bottoms with olive oil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, flipping about halfway through.
  • Place into rolls, or English muffins and serve with toppings of your choice.

Broccoli apple salad

Apples and broccoli on one plate may sound strange, but together they make a mean, green healthy and nutritious salad machine!

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups of small diced broccoli florets.
  • 2 small gala apples, cored and diced.
  • 1 cup walnuts.
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots, roughly chopped.
  • ½ cup golden raisins or dried cranberries.
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion.

Dressing

  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yoghurt.
  • 1/3 cup low fat mayonnaise.
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar.
  • 3 tbsps honey.
  • Salt.

Method

For the dressing:

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together Greek yoghurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, honey and season with salt to taste (about 1/4 tsp). Chill until ready to use.

For the salad:

In a salad bowl, toss together broccoli, apples, walnuts, carrots, raisins or cranberries and red onion. Pour in dressing and toss until evenly coated.

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