Friday, September 6, 2013

Veggie Cheeseburger Salad

I had the best surf this morning. The waves got a little bigger, which really only means they were two and a half feet as opposed to the one to two feet they were last week and the week before that and the week before that, but it was nice to finally feel like I was riding something more than a boat wake. I could actually go down the line and plan out my turns- "Bottom turn, get on your rail, top turn in that little pocket! Now cut back! Cut back again! Off-the-lip... !" Anyways, even though the water wasn't super warm, the air around here has been in the 80s until sunset. I know fall is almost here, but I couldn't be craving a hot spiced pumpkin beverage any less than I am right now. So! I'm making this veggie cheese burger salad for dinner since it will allow me to keep my cool. The dressing? It's so delicious. Make it for other salads too. You just might love it.

Serves: 2-4


3 large hearts romaine lettuce
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes 
1 cup sliced pickles
1/4 cup chopped red onion
4 veggie burger patties 
4 slices of cheese

3 tablespoons yellow mustard of choice
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball it
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives

Barbecue or pan-cook veggie burgers with cheese (I actually bought the already made ones from Trader Joe's and added cheese. I know, I know, it's not as cool or as healthy and I don't even have a very good excuse except that I was surfing, but it's the truth). Chop up all the ingredients for the salad including the cheese covered veggie burgers and make the dressing. Whisk up the dressing and drizzle it over the top. Enjoy!

napkin c/o Dot and Army

Adapted from Rachel Ray's recipe.


  1. Fantastic photos. Glad the surf is a little surfier now. The veggie burgers look delicious, I could eat one right now in fact. I'm thinking they would be a winner with small boys as well. Hope you both have a good weekend Devon.

  2. That sounds delicious! I love a good cheeseburger, and I love a good salad, so this combination is a winner! Have a great weekend!

  3. Yum! I'm not ready for summer to end either. this sounds like such a unique perfectly seasonal meal


  4. OMG that sounds soooo good with a veggie burger!

  5. Oh yum! I would have never ever thought to put a cheeseburger in my salad, but it makes total sense. YUM!

  6. mmm. looks yummy! new reader/follower here! love you photos!

  7. OMG I know. Someone walked into work the other day with a Pumpkin Spice Latte and I was surprisingly not even remotely interested. It's hard to want pumpkin or apple flavored things when its this hot and humid!

  8. you always make the best vegetarian dishes

  9. Yet another recipe added to the list of things I need to try. You've always got the best.


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