Grilled Portobello Burger w Seriously Sensational Salsa

Posted by: on Sep 12, 2014 | 30 Comments

Grilled Portabello Burgers w Seriously Sensational Superfood Salsa on www.Earthsprout.com

There are few things I find as empowering as fingers flying fast and free over the keyboard (or journalling with the favorite pencil). However, it’s been a long while since I’ve had a moment or feeling like that. Up until yesterday.

Yesterday something bigger got hold of me (thank goodness) and I grabbed my computer as soon as Fabian got home from work, kissed Caspian (& Fabian) and marched outside with a fiery determined look in my eyes (or, you know, if anyone had seem me they would have noticed that look. Does the chickens count as witnesses?). I then sat and wrote my heart out for 30 intense minutes. Fingers flying, feeling, noticing and touching upon things that this hard working body of mine holds onto. 

Yesterday I went from exhausted / totally crashing to tired / happy and lastly to inspired / in the zone. Whoa. Motherhood. What a ride.

Although I always liked writing in school, I never ever thought writing would be a big part of what I do and it’s not until recent years that I have discovered how much I need and love it. That feeling when you write straight from your heart’n soul or when you read someone else’s real and true expressions.. Guh! So full of passion, so free.. so sexy! Know what I mean? 

Even if it might not make any sense to you, here’s a piece of yesterdays keyboard dancing. If it inspires you to take a few minutes off this weekend and fall in love with words I’d be (way) over the moon. Because you know what? They are already deeply in love with you and they are so ready to help you open up, stand tall and live life at least a little bit more like you really, truly mean it.



”A wisper, a loud song, ongoing vivid and wild poems from my heart and the heart of the earth. The moon and the stars. The grass and the tomatoes. The deer and the freshly collected eggs. I have only love. Moving away from fear, Because what is that anyway. The only thing that melts away when stading in the early evening sun with prince Caspian on my hip, is all things rooted in fear. Melts. Ahhhhh.

It’s a prayer. A song. A conversation. With the earth. With love.”


 

Grilled Portabello Burgers w Seriously Sensational Superfood Salsa on www.Earthsprout.comGrilled Portabello Burgers w Seriously Sensational Superfood Salsa on www.Earthsprout.com
Ps. TGIF!!!

Ps 2. Creative wordsmith maven Alexandra Franzen (who has Swedish roots!) never fails to inspire me when I need it the most. If your into awesome words, saucy language and soulful writing then do yourself a favor and sign up for her newsletter. You won’t regret it.

Ps 3. No Fun & Fabulous Facts- section today. Short’n sweet is the melody with the few sleeping hours á night we get. However, I can assure you that this over-the-top looking burger will hit the right spot both when it comes to flavor, texture and health. Don’t judge their indulgent appearance in the pictures. What can I say, I mask ‘healthy’ well..  Ah, just try it, will you?

Grilled Portabello Burgers w Seriously Sensational Superfood Salsa on www.Earthsprout.comGrilled Portabello Burgers w Seriously Sensational Superfood Salsa on www.Earthsprout.com

Grilled Portobello Burger w Seriously Sensational Salsa

Grilled and raw goodness all merged into one ridiculously delicious and packed with flavor veggie burger. There is no way that even the most meat loving person won’t feel fulfilled after a meal like this. The juicy apricot drips over the creamy avocado, the greens provide some crunch and the grilled portabello mushroom is heavy and smoky. All this topped with a superfood-y salsa. Goji berries and cacao nibs, anyone? Yes!

Sensational Salsa

2 corn cobs, grilled
3 fresh apricots, grilled
1 handful basil leaves
1 handful cilantro leaves
1/2 tsp chiliflakes
1/3 tsp good quality salt
2 tbsp goji berries
2 tbsp raw cacao nibs

1. Get the grill going and once it’s ready, put the halved apricots and corn cobs for the salsa along with the marinated portabellos (see below) as well as the quartered bell peppers for the burgers. Once vegetables and fruits are done, cut off the corn from the cobs with a sharp knife. Put corn, apricots and all other ingredients listed above for the salsa in a bowl. Stir and set aside while preparing the burgers.

‘Burgers’, makes 4

4 large portabello mushrooms
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 tbsp virgin olive oil 
2 bell peppers
2 handful leafy greens like arugula, spinach or the like
1 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
Sourdough bread/buns (Remember: Bread Matters)

1. Brush off mushrooms with a damp paper towel
2. Mix minced garlic and olive oil in a small bowl then divide over the four mushrooms, bottom side up. 
3. Rinse, de-seed and quarter bell peppers 
4. Put bell peppers and portabello mushrooms on the grill together with the corn and apricots for the salsa (above). Grill for 5-10 minutes or until done.
5. Lastly put the sourdough bread on the grill for a couple of minutes just to get them a little bit warm and crispy.

Assembly

1. Add leafy greens to a piece of grilled sourdough bread, then add slices of avocado, grilled bell peppers, the portabello burger and top it all off with some spoonfuls of the sensational salsa. Ready? Dig in!

Grilled Portabello Burgers w Seriously Sensational Superfood Salsa on www.Earthsprout.com


Let words love you up this weekend, give your journal some attention or open up a gorgeous blank document on you computer. Give yourself some space and see what might pop up. I assure you that whatever it is, it’s the start of something good. Just like eating this burger. 

 

With a whole lotta goodness + gratitude,

°°Elenore°°

 

 

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30 Comments

  1. hannah
    12 september, 2014

    OMG you rock girl!I wish I had a bbq or grill pan to mix me this up right this second (and yes it is midnight!)
    love love love your words
    (and I’m planning a move to Malmo next spring ;p)
    h x
    p.s. did you right this the night of the crazy supermoon?

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    • ElenoreEarth
      28 september, 2014

      It totally was the super moon! Crazy! Wow! You are? That’s so awesome :)

      Reply
  2. Pang @circahappy
    13 september, 2014

    What a fantastic burger!!!! I <3 <3 <3 your photos & recipe so so so much :)

    P.S. Yes, motherhood can be THAT much fun

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  3. Karoline | Det Gröna Skafferiet
    13 september, 2014

    Elenore, jag älskar dig! Och du lyckas visst alltid inspirera mig, med ord OCH mat! ;)

    Har du hört Rogue Valley’s ”The Wolves And The Ravens”, otroligt fin lyrik som jag tror att du skulle gilla.

    Ha en magisk helg,
    Kram Karoline

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    • ElenoreEarth
      28 september, 2014

      Hej min vackra vän! Nej det har jag inte! Will check it out asap! Så galet mycket kärlek till dig också <3 <3 <3

      Reply
  4. Sini | My Blue&White Kitchen
    13 september, 2014

    This burger looks absolutely amazing! I love the nice twist with the salsa. Wish I had one of these burgers on my plate right now!

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  5. Lane | Green Spirit Adventures
    13 september, 2014

    I am so in love with everything about this post! I don’t know how anything could be more perfect. :) That portobello burger looks so crazy delicious and I love the flavor combinations in the salsa; I never would have thought to put those things together!
    And oh my, your love of words fills me up and ignites my own love of them. The little bit of your writing that you shared makes my heart sing and a smile spread across my face.
    Sending much love and happy wishes your way!!!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      28 september, 2014

      I’m just blown away by your words, Lane. And so SO honored. Go create!

      Reply
  6. Kimberly/TheLittlePlantation
    13 september, 2014

    Yummy! Yummy! Yummy! ‘Nough said;)!

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  7. Jo
    13 september, 2014

    Oh my dear! I loved reading the words which came from your deep soul and I resonate in so many ways. Motherhood is such a wild ride! Yet standing in it all, behind all of the mess and amongst the wild, nurturing supportive earth we feel what really matters. You are all and everything. Fear is untraceable.
    I’m also with you on the not having the time or energy to get into my creative work space lately, though reading you post has inspired me to finish off some things I can’t wait to share! Oh and this burger.. can I just pop over and eat one with you now? The corn salsa sounds too good to be true and anything involving grilled portabello mushrooms is on my to-make list. Your photographs too, perfect and stunning as always.
    Thank you for sharing! Wishing you some sleep-full nights and extended summer vibes xxx

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    • ElenoreEarth
      28 september, 2014

      Jo! You are one of the wisest women I know and I feel so privileged to have you ”near”..Oh wow.. Please let us meet soon!

      Reply
  8. Kathleen
    13 september, 2014

    Great grilling ideas! And awesome salsa! I’m going to work on this right now…

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  9. Thalia @ butter and brioche
    14 september, 2014

    This portobello burgers look so delicious and your photography of them is incredible! Definitely going to be making the recipe for my vegetarian household for dinner.. thanks for sharing it!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      28 september, 2014

      Awesome! I’m so happy! I hope everyone enjoyed them :)

      Reply
  10. Linda
    15 september, 2014

    Hi Elenore
    receiving your newsletter is something I always look forward to, they’re so full of joy, energy and love… I feel rather disconnected these days and my biggest joy is my family (I have a 6 month old boy and a lovely husband) and reading words like yours that bring light-heartedness and vitality when I feel like I do these days: stuck and too far from mother earth.. Thank you thank you thank you! And I will definitely try your burgers.. looking very inviting indeed!
    PS I think I might follow your advice and go back to writing – the inspiration comes (rarely) and goes (often) these days

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    • ElenoreEarth
      28 september, 2014

      Linda! I wish you many a juicy soul fueled writing sessions and even though they might just last for 5 minutes or get interrupted by you baby boy I think it’ll all be worth it. I’m with you. <3

      Reply
  11. Shae
    15 september, 2014

    Holy moly these burgers are absolutely gorgeous! You are incredibly talented, girl! <3

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  12. Lauren @ Meathead
    15 september, 2014

    Conversations with earth is what fall feels all about to me — oh & grilled mushroom burgers with cacao nib-salsa <3 tack for this!

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  13. Anna
    15 september, 2014

    OMG I love you!
    Portobello mushrooms are my favourite type of burger…but this just takes it to another whole level of awesomeness!!!
    Will be making this pronto!!!
    Unfortunately, apricots aren’t in season here (that being Australia)…so will have to save that ingredient out for the time being….or maybe I could try soaking dried ones?
    Thank you again Elenore for another mind blowing recipe!
    Xxxx

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    • ElenoreEarth
      15 september, 2014

      Hi Anna! Ohhh! The Love! Right back to you! Definitely do soaked dried apricots! It will be just great :)

      Reply
  14. Jade
    16 september, 2014

    Ah, I feel you completely! I’ve been getting a real, deeply satisfying, soul kick out of just free writing, letting my energies flow without second guesses. I’ve been trying to do it every day, using Evernote as an online journal (it rocks! love my paper journal and my pen, but it’s so much more time consuming), as its therapeutic power is just magnificent. It just feels so good to express ourselves and let our creativity flow! We got so much gold inside just waiting to be unleashed into the Universe.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful and authentic self with us. It’s such a gift, it’s so inspiring. You are such a poetic and fully alive being, it’s just delightful :)
    The burger looks freaking fantastic. So tasty and nourishing. A perfect transitioning into Fall.
    I wish you the best on your transformative journey of motherhood. You’re amazing!
    Love <3

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    • ElenoreEarth
      28 september, 2014

      Goodness Jade! YOU are amazing! ..and I could not agree more! SO much gold inside of us if we just go past our brain and into the wild heart.

      Reply
  15. Millie
    16 september, 2014

    That burger looks delicious! I also get the most amazing portobello mushrooms and corn on the cob right now at my farmers market, so I will be making the recipe. Thanks Eleanore for your beautiful writing and delicious recipes, not to mention the speaking photos!

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  16. Chelsea
    22 september, 2014

    This salsa is so unexpected and delicious! I want to eat this tonight!

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  17. yuri
    29 september, 2014

    Hi eleanor

    Love your lovely Blog i discovery Two l days ago hi i i cant stop reading the amazing recipies lovely your paceful and lovely words blow my soul i feel so inspirated and buY the way i am from mexico mother of 2 babiiies and feel so blessed for that motherhood is the funniest cutties and best in my life congrats for your amazing blog and love that you sprinkled your message.

    Reply
  18. renee
    13 maj, 2015

    Wow this is such an amazing recipe and I love the photo. I can’t wait to give this a go. I love vegan burgers they are so tasty :)

    Reply
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  21. Jessica D'Amore
    15 maj, 2017

    I made this burger tonight. Talk about flavour, talk about fresh, talk about amazing! Wish I could send you the picture! And also, sourdough bread does make all the difference.

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