your burgers from the other burgers on the block. Offer a wide assortment of
toppings to add that extra accent. No one will even notice the fat is missing!
cucumbers (sliced lengthwise), shredded carrots, broccoli, radish, alfalfa and
soy bean sprouts, bell pepper slices, shredded and leaf iceberg, chilies (of
various “heat”) red leaf, romaine, Bibb lettuces, fresh spinach, endive, ,
yellow and red tomatoes, red, yellow, white, sweet onion slices, minced fresh
garlic, raw and sautéed button
mushrooms, thinly sliced jicama, and yes, fresh, thinly sliced pineapple and peaches.
stuff:: cucumbers (sweet and savory chips, slices, spears), carrot slices, green
tomatoes, green and black olives, cabbage (kimchi), Daikon radish, baby corn,
celery slices, gardenia (a mixture of pickled vegetables), pepperocini (sweet
Italian peppers), artichoke hearts, heart of palm, capers, watermelon rind
Cheeses: Part skim mozzarella, shredded veggie cheeses
( made with soy milk), specialty low fat cheeses.
tomato ketchup, flavored ketchup, mayonnaise, flavored mayonnaise, red and
green Tabasco sauce, various hot sauces, selections of salsa, chutneys,
mustard, flavored mustards, grated horseradish, salad dressings, such as ranch,
thousand island, russian, green goddess, creamy French, pickle relish, pepper
relish, steak sauce, soy sauce, flavored vinegars, barbecue sauce, chopped
fresh herbs (basil, oregano, rosemary), fresh cilantro.
SIDE BAR: The Five Commandments of Moist Low Fat Burgers
rules when it comes to burgers; follow these six rules and should have perfect
results every time
1. To add moistness to lean
meat or seafood, add some mashed fresh
avocado or thawed frozen avocado pulp. Avocado has a neutral flavor and a rich,
creamy texture which will make lean meat moist. Yes, avocado contains fat, but
it is the unsaturated, “good” kind of fat.
2. A touch of tomato puree,
ketchup or chopped, deseeded fresh tomatoes helps to ensure moistness.
3. When preparing low fat
burger mixtures, add small amounts of cold water, stock or tomato juice.
4. Experiment with a moist
stuffing, such as chopped and steamed mushrooms or onions, barbecued or baked
beans or black beans
5. Include moist toppings, such
as thick slices of beefsteak tomatoes, salsa or chutney