Vegetable Burgers & Green Salad with Coriander and Lime Dressing

As much as I love meat from time to time I really do desire a vegetarian meal. Most of the time this meal will come in the form of a variety of salads but not today… today I had a veggie burger!

Vegetable Burgers & Simple Green Salad with Coriander & Lime DressingAs much as I want to take the credit for the entire dinner I simple can’t… well… I didn’t make the burgers; they were from Mash Direct.

Mash Direct are an independent, family owned farming and food production enterprise. They produce a huge selection of vegetarian meals including the burgers we had today – Vegetable Burgers with Cabbage. Don’t let the name mislead you, the burger ingredients are for more complex than just cabbage… we find in there potato, broccoli, cauliflower, parsnip plus the stated cabbage; all coated in lovely crisp crumbs. I’ve never even considered making a veggie burger myself but after tasting how delicious they can be I think I am a convert and now really want to give it a go myself 🙂

Vegetable Burgers & Simple Green Salad with Coriander and Lime DressingSo I have declared that I didn’t make the burgers but I did create the salad and the dressing to go with it. When it comes to the actual salad, well… you can just pop into the bowl any veggies and salad leaves you have to hand… I will however share with you my Coriander and Lime Dressing recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 red chilli; finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic; minced
  • 2 limes; juiced
  • 2tbsp honey
  • 1tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 5tbsp olive oil
  • Handful of fresh coriander; chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

Finely chop the chilli, mince the garlic, juice the limes and place all of the results into a mixing bowl.

Add the honey, balsamic vinegar and stir well.

Add the coriander and olive oil and stir until all ingredients are well combines.

Salt and pepper to taste (lemon pepper works very well).

Drizzle over your salad and enjoy!

The dressing will keep well in the fridge for a few days. I am not absolutely sure how long to be honest as it never survives in our house longer than 2-3 days anyways.

What do you think about our dinner today?

Are you a fan of veggie burgers?

How about a coriander and lime dressing?

Review – Taste Inc. – #GoodFoodFast

Taste Inc. – #GoodFoodFast

Here at Taste Inc. we want to seriously shake up microwave snacking to deliver an incredible-tasting experience for kids and adults alike. Our range of healthy quick and easy microwave snacks includes subs, microwave burgers, hot dog and baguettes has been developed to taste incredible. Ready in just 90 seconds in the microwave, all Taste Inc. products in the range contain fewer than 500 calories, so what are you waiting for? Open, Heat and Eat. It’s incredibly simple!

Is it all true?

Well, actually it is!

Taste Inc. food actually does taste very good; they are all below 500 calories and take less than 1.5 minutes to cook.

I was sent a few sandwiches so I could try them out. For my selection I received the following:

– Flame Grilled Quarter Pounder

– Chicken & Chorizo Baguette

and

– Whole Breast Sweet & Smokey BBQ Chicken.

This last one was my favourite.

Let’s take a closer look at it.

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Taste Inc. sandwiches come in a plastic container, so they are protected against squishing and any deformation. The packaging contains all relevant information about the product inside of it: cooking instructions, serving suggestions, ingredients, nutrition information as well as storage guidelines, allergy advice and use by date.

The Whole Breast Sweet & Smokey BBQ Chicken Sandwich looks awesome on the packaging picture; in reality it looks a bit different 🙁

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My sandwich came as bun + meat + BBQ sauce. I can understand why there is no lettuce leaves included but I would prefer the pictures to be reflective of the actual product and not what it could possibly look like.

Anyhow… the idea behind this snack is very simple; open, heat and eat. You can have a warm meal in under two minutes. I had my Whole Breast Sweet & Smokey BBQ Chicken with lettuce and tomato. During 70 seconds it took for my bun and meat to heat up I prepared my salad leaves and sliced the tomato. Then it was just a case of putting my bun together and adding the sauce.

Taste wise, I liked it. It was a really tasty little sandwich.

Would I recommend it?

As a quick fix, yes I would recommend it. Priced just below £2 or at £1 if you are lucky enough to hunt one down on a special offer (Morissons stocks them), they represent a good value for money. Quick warm meal within minutes was never easier. I like the fact that they have 7+ days of “shelf life”, which means that you can just have few of them in the fridge… just in case. I don’t see us eating it every day but I can think of the occasions when they would be very helpful.

Things I didn’t like:

The packaging seems to be none-recyclable, which is a huge minus in my eyes.

In general I like the idea of Taste Inc. products. They are priced below most shop bought sandwiches and with just a little effort on your part you can create a warm snack in no time to suit your stomachs desire and with 12 different products to choose from everyone can pick something for themselves that will like… unless you are a vegetarian that is, if I wasn’t such a carnivore I would probably consider that another huge minus…

Do you buy microwavable snacks?

What’s your favourite?

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* Products were provided free of charge for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own .