Hold the bread. This upgrade to your lunch sandwich featuring a veggie-packed flatbread and buttery salmon is guaranteed to do away with #saddesklunch. Assemble just before serving. Instead of mustard, you can add a smear of cream cheese or labneh. And rainbow trout or Arctic char are good swaps for salmon.
Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In food processor, pulse almonds until very finely chopped. Add pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds; pulse until coarsely chopped. Transfer mixture to large bowl. Place carrots in food processor; process until very finely chopped. Add carrots, garlic, thyme, cumin, black pepper, salt, eggs, and egg whites to bowl and mix well.
Press carrot mixture in 1/2 in (1.25 cm) thick rectangle layer onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, or until flatbread is firm and darkened around edges. Cool in pan for at least 5 minutes before slicing into 8 to 10 pieces.
Reduce oven temperature to 325 F (160 C). Line baking sheet with clean parchment paper. Place salmon on sheet, skin side down, and season with salt and pepper; bake until barely cooked through in the middle, about 15 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before breaking flesh into large chunks.
Spread mustard on carrot bread slices. Top with arugula, salmon, and roasted red pepper. Squeeze lemon juice overtop.
Ever thought about making burgers as an appetizer or as a potluck meal for friends and family? Try making your favourite burger into bite-sized portions. They might be small in size, but they won’t be small in flavour. These burgers also pair well with a Greek salad for a delicious mid-week lunch or dinner. Fresh is best Squeeze fresh lemon on patties while cooking to give them the fresh zing of citrus.
What worldwide vacation is complete without a stop in Italy? Dad won’t miss the meat in this flavourful mushroom alternative complete with Italian spices and a zesty vegetable tapenade. Portobellos have a uniquely “meaty” texture and act as a sponge to lock in loads of flavour. This meaty plant-based burger is sure to become a favourite—even with any meat-lovers in your life. Custom-made! Don’t be afraid to customize your burger buns to fit your patties. If your bun’s too big, trim off excess and save the trimmed bits of bread, but don’t discard. Instead, cut into small cubes; drizzle with some olive oil, sea salt, and seasonings of choice; bake at 350 F (180 C) for 10 to 15 minutes, and you’ll have delicious homemade croutons for use in soups and salads throughout the week.
Next stop, Asia! This shrimp burger combines classic Asian flavours with unique toppings for rich umami flavour with the saltiness of the ocean. Whether served on a bun or over rice in a more traditional Asian-style meal, try some unique miso yogurt or wasabi mayo dressing for a fabulous flavour bomb. Keep those burgers juicy Place raw patties on a plate or tray, and cover and freeze or refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes to keep them together and to lock in moisture.
While on your burger journey, visit Jamaica, where you’ll find the spicy jerk flavours native to this beautiful island. Maple syrup adds a unique, sticky sweetness, while fresh lime juice highlights the fresh, tangy flavours of the Caribbean. Try making your own jerk seasoning or purchase store-bought for an easy shortcut.