Patriotic Veggie Burger for 4th of July: The Aloha-Alaska (in Honor of the 49th and 50th States)

(aka Bar-b-que Pineapple – Cauliflower Veggie Burger)

This delicious bar-b-qued burger is incredibly easy and fast to make, so healthy, good for the planet, and always a crowd pleaser.  Prep time should be less than 30 minutes.

You’ll need:

Whole wheat buns

One pineapple (symbol of Hawaii!)

One cauliflower head (symbol of the snowy peaks of Alaska)

One head of romaine lettuce

One large red onion

Bar-b-que sauce

Dijon mustard

And one grill, heated up and ready to go…

Method:  Now all you have to do is:

  • Clean the outer skin and center from the Pineapple and slice it into 1 inch round slabs (or buy it already prepared this way)
  • Clean and cut the cauliflower lengthwise into ½ inch thick “steaks”
  • Clean and slice the red onion into ¼ inch thick round disks

On the Grill:

  • Place the cauliflower steaks on the grill and give them a good slather of Bar-b-que sauce on each side. Grill on each side for about 5-8 minutes until cooked through.
  • Place the pineapple slabs on the grill and flip on both sides but leave them there only long enough to get a quick sizzle and some nice grill marks – 3-5 minutes
  • Toast each side of the buns on the grill – always a nice touch.

Assembling the burgers and serving suggestion:

Once everything is cooked and toasted – put a thin layer of Dijon mustard on each bun.

  • Layer on one of the bar-b-qued cauliflower steaks
  • On top of that place a grilled pineapple slice
  • On top of that place a cool crisp piece of romaine lettuce
  • And on top of that place a cool disk of red onion (not grilled unless you prefer)

And now you are ready to enjoy an Aloha-Alaska burger! 

Have a great 4th!

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