Dharma Veggie Burger with Namaste Sauce

Dharma Veggie Burger topped with Namaste Peanut Sauce and the appropriate refreshment

Straight from the pages of an unearthed 1973 Dharma Initiative Food Protocol Manual.

A tropical twist on a meat-less burger with one of the group’s tightly sealed secrets – creamy Namaste Peanut sauce.  According to the scribbled notes on the recipe, it was a Horace-approved, special occasion favorite.

The Dharma Veggie Burger consists of the Island’s finest produce: fresh pineapple rounds, sliced cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced red beets, green leaf lettuce and tomato.  All fruits and vegetables were sprinkled with fresh lime, freshly ground pepper, and a splash of soy sauce before grilling.

Choose your grilled rounds and additions, get stacking, and saucing!

Namaste Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of light coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce, tamari or Coconut Aminos, if you have it
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 small shallot
  • 1 tsp grated ginger, or pinch of ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sambal Olek
  • 1/2 fresh lime
  • 1 teaspoon dark agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon Indian curry powder (to give it that little Namaste-something)
  • dash toasted sesame oil

Directions:

  • Puree in a blender or food processor.
  • Transfer to a small sauce pot on the stove.
  • Bring to a boil, frequently stirring with a whisk.  If it not thick enough, stir in more peanut butter. If too thick, stir in water, by the tablespoon.
  • Lower heat.
  • Spoon or spread onto burger, as desired.

Namast-hey

Serve on a small sourdough bun with a cold Dharma brand stout to wash it all down.  Just perfect after a long day at the Barracks. Namas-tasty, if you will.

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If you’re in the know, tap into my post from the flash sideways – Dr. Pierre Chang’s twist on country favorites – including an old-fashioned Sweet Potato. pie.