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Hamburger and (not quite potato) chips

Meat, cheese, bacon and all the sauces. Over the last 10 years, the icon of street food, unanimously known as the burger, has been the undisputed protagonist of an evolution that has given shape to an infinite number of variants.
Our version is a question of balance: we aim for a familiar taste, but with some creative touches. We want it to taste good and remain healthy. We certainly don't give up the chips and sauces, but we use alternatives, keeping the same crispness of classic chips and the deliciousness of traditional mayonnaise.
This recipe is designed as a post-workout meal. It is a complete and energetic dish, it is easily digestible and rich in nutrients: complex carbohydrates, proteins, good fats and fibres. Moreover it tastes delicious so there is no danger of visiting any fast food chain after your workout.

Designed as a post-workout meal

Let's start with the meat: Ideally you need to source good quality beef from animals that have been grassfed. Then you mix in herbs and spices in order to keep salt and condiments to a minimum. Bread: The more fibre there is, the better. The wholemeal one, made of rye and/or oilseeds, is more filling and keeps blood sugar levels under control. A sauce is a must: why not try a spoonful of ricotta cheese enriched with toasted hazelnuts? This combo gives flavour, vitamin E and Omega 3, while ricotta is lean, very light and rich in calcium. What about the chips? : Baked Jerusalem artichoke chips and veg mayonnaise with yellow tomatoes. Jerusalem artichoke has a sublime taste, as well as being low in calories, low in glucose and perfect for fighting stress, fatigue and decreased immune defenses. You will not regret missing out on the potatoes.
So that’s what we think of when say “healthy burgers”. Now it's up to you to test yourself and say goodbye to the junk food version forever. And it’s OK if you can’t resist the real thing, everything in moderation – although we wouldn’t recommend any more than once a month. But with our recipe you can enjoy it whenever you need a boost of energy, without the guilt.

Ingredients for 4 people


4 wholemeal burger sandwich buns with seeds
150 g minced beef per person
200 g ricotta
40 g  toasted hazelnuts
40 g salad leaves
20 ml of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
paprika to taste
turmeric to taste
a few rosemary and thyme leaves

Jerusalem Artichoke Chips

600-800 g peeled Jerusalem artichoke
20ml of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Tomato and Saffron Mayonnaise

150 g yellow tomatoes per person (fresh or preserved)
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
a pinch of saffron
1 teaspoon of soy lecithin
10 ml of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

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