Note: This post was originally published in 2016, and I’m republishing the same post, using new photos! The photos needed a refresh!
When I first began Inspiralized, I told myself that the people who were coming to my blog wanted pasta and noodle substitutes.
So, for the first year, I really focused on just doing that. I made Italian pastas, Asian noodle bowls, and even replaced ramen noodles in buns.
Then, I started to branch off. “People want to simply get creative with their veggies! Help them do that.”
From there, I started finding fun ways to incorporate vegetables into traditional dishes. Or, I would simply take a favorite dish and replace the vegetable with its spiralized counterpart.
Sneaking vegetables into your every day favorites is the beauty in Inspiralized – without knowing you’re eating veggies, you are.
I sat down with a pen and paper, and told myself I couldn’t leave until I came up with a creative twist on America’s classic: the burger.
At first, I thought, “Oh, well how about I top the burger with some crispy spiralized sweet potatoes?”
That turned to, “How about I just make a sweet potato burger?” No, no one’s going to want to replace a juicy burger with a carby patty.
Next? “Why don’t I just put a burger atop a bed of spiralized veggies?” Already did that in my cookbook.
Lo and behold, I came up with the idea to add spiralized zucchini into Italian-seasoned ground turkey meat to make a “spiralized burger.”
It worked famously. The moisture in the zucchini keeps the gluten-free burger from becoming a hockey puck. Plus, the zucchini adds flavor and texture to the meal. Most importantly, it’s a sneaky way to eat more vegetables.
I mean, what’s more vegetable unfriendly than a burger? Not any longer!
To complete the meal, serve these burgers with a side salad or some delicious sweet potato fries (I mean, heck, you’re getting your veggies in anyways!) If you really want to go crazy, serve this patty alongside more spiralized veggies (I love this.)
Long story short: use your Inspiralizer for more than just a pasta substitute – it really can revolutionize the way we perceive and eat vegetables!
Note: You can make 4 small patties or 2 larger, burger-sized patties. The nutritional information below is calculated for 2 large burgers!
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 6 points