These are veggie burgers with a kick! Shredded carrots and zucchini are combined with tofu, onion, celery, egg, bread crumbs, basil and curry paste. Serve on a bun, if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Press carrot and zucchini between paper towels to remove excess moisture. In a medium bowl combine carrots, zucchini, tofu, onion, celery, egg, bread crumbs and curry paste.

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  • Chop 2/3 of the basil and add it to the tofu mixture. Mix well and form into 4 patties, about 1/2 inch thick.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook patties for 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Serve with remaining basil leaves.

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; protein 10.6g 21% DV; carbohydrates 18.3g 6% DV; fat 11.7g 18% DV; cholesterol 46.5mg 16% DV; sodium 285.7mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2006
Thanks for a good recipe.I didn't have fresh basil so used a liberal amount of dried and served the burger on wheat toast with ketchup and lettuce. I think its important to remove water properly from zucchini onion and celery otherwise it will fall apart. I reduced the amount of celery and used bread crumbs by approximation till it would form good burgers. And yes I think a little bit of salt in the mixture adds to the taste. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/26/2003
I too was disappointed by this. The mixture didn't form a "burger" at all and I ended up with more of a scramble. Also I think it may taste better if the veggies are sauteed first as leaving them raw makes the "burger" rather crunchy. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 2 stars
08/26/2003
I too was disappointed by this. The mixture didn't form a "burger" at all and I ended up with more of a scramble. Also I think it may taste better if the veggies are sauteed first as leaving them raw makes the "burger" rather crunchy. Read More
(16)
Rating: 2 stars
08/26/2003
Rather disappointing. The mixture didn't hold together well enough to put on a bun and it was too spicy. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2006
Thanks for a good recipe.I didn't have fresh basil so used a liberal amount of dried and served the burger on wheat toast with ketchup and lettuce. I think its important to remove water properly from zucchini onion and celery otherwise it will fall apart. I reduced the amount of celery and used bread crumbs by approximation till it would form good burgers. And yes I think a little bit of salt in the mixture adds to the taste. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/19/2007
Adding eggs to the recipe made the ingredients stick together a bit better but this is still a mixture that falls apart. It tastes pretty good but if you're expecting it to become a pattie you're out of luck. There is no way this stuff will stay together inside a bun. I had to serve it as just regular tofu stir-fry. Still everyone enjoyed it so it's not too bad. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2005
This was really good- although I made quite a few changes. First I didn't have basil so I used parsely a little mint and curry to spice it and then I liked the taste of it so much (I hadn't added the egg yet) that I decided to eat it as is with some soy cheese in a wrap. Was fantastic! Also lower in fat and vegan (semi-raw). Maybe tomorrow I'll fry it.... Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2006
I sauteed the veggies as another reviewer suggested. I thought they tasted very good but they didn't hold together and they looked unappetizing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/06/2007
I had the same problem as many other people -- the mixture just didn't hold together. I even sauteed the vegetables before mixing them but that didn't really help. What I ended up doing was just scrambling the entire mixture in a skillet to dry out the ingredients and then forming patties afterwards. My friend and I also tried baking them but that won't work either unless the mixture is drier first. Tastewise it was very bland (not sure if it was supposed to be that way). We added dry basil seasoned pepper and garlic salt for some flavor. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
05/23/2005
These were pretty tasty but def. had a kick to them. They're a little messy so I fryed them and them baked them in the oven to get them cooked evenly. They're actually better left over and without putting them on bread. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2007
I thought it was okay not great but then I'm not a huge tofu fan either. People in my family who like tofu loved it! I'm sure if I make if more it'll grow on me! Thanks:) Read More
(4)
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