When I think spring, it usually conjures up scents of lemon. The clean, fresh scent is a welcome addition to the beginning of the warm weather season.
And lemon on asparagus is absolutely amazing and is the perfect melding of fruit and vegetable. I baked the asparagus in the oven but it is just as good on the grill. Be careful not to overcook because the vegetable becomes tough and stringy.
I paired with rice noodles cooked with low-fat coconut milk but any rice or noodle work. The asparagus is also great on top of a salad so you may want to double-up the recipe.
I like to try and invent a variety of veggie burgers and these seriously are amazing. Most veggie burgers have cooked peas and corn, which are two of my least favorite veggies. I prefer broccoli and sweet potato so that’s what I put in this recipe.
You can always bake them in the oven but I prefer the crispy texture that comes from pan-frying or grilling. If you want to bake, I would recommend coating the burgers in cornmeal first.
I used Cajun Seasoning for a little bit of heat but you can substitute hot sauce or eliminate it altogether. These burgers are gluten-free but if you want them to hold together better, add 1/2 cup of bread crumbs.
Burgers can be made ahead and frozen.