VeganMoFo, Day 9: (Boca) Burger "Salad" / "Garbage" Plate

Friday, October 9th, 2009


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I’m feeling a little strapped for time today, so I’m gonna cheat a little and riff off of Shannon’s latest VeganMoFo post. Instead of Boca Burgers, onions and mushrooms over rice or potatoes, I give you: Boca Burger salad!

Start off by heating a few tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat; toss in a few tablespoons of garlic and sautĂ© until light brown. Add in mushrooms, tomatoes, sundried tomatoes – whatever veggies catch your fancy, basically – along with crumbled Boca Burgers or the faux burger patty of your choice. When done, serve in a bowl over a piece of crumbled, torn-up, or otherwise pulverized piece of freshly baked bread. (Sliced bread won’t cut it, so don’t even try, mkay?) Garnish with mustard, ketchup, hot sauce, Nayonaise, lettuce, tomatoes, Smart Bacon, pickles, relish, and/or whatever else you’d put on a whole “burger” sandwich. VoilĂ ! You’ve just made a Boca Burger salad!

If you’re feeling especially ravenous, eat your salad on a plate (or in an extra-large bowl) with a side of (vegan) french fries, hash browns, mac salad, mac and cheese, baked beans, and/or faux hot dog or sausage links, and you’ve got yourself a homemade Garbage Plate! (Rochester native here, representin’!)

BTW, the Boca-olive-tomato-garlic-mushroom combo tastes divine served over pasta. Just add a little more olive oil than you might otherwise, to dress the pasta up.

Okay, so I’m pretty certain I’ve negated the healthfulness of my previous VeganMoFo posts with this one not-quite-a-recipe. All in a morning’s work! Alka Seltzer, anyone?

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