Well you thought you could just go to a restaurant and order this beauty? Well guess what?! It is even better since you can do it at home!
I am always looking outside for inspiration, other countries, other accounts, restaurants, people. But most of the time the best source of inspiration and great creativity and ideas come from within! This is the same with food (most of the time) we think that because we go out we will eat better or because it is imported it will TASTE better.
I have been proven wrong way too many times and I am going to share with you one of the best examples!
This Hamburger recipe is so simple that you do not need to spend money on going to the restaurant, you can do it at home with local ingredients including delicious Pain Suisse ! No need to look far away from inspiration, in Switzerland we have delicious ingredients all year long, sourced locally, respecting the seasons and the earth cycle.
I love buying local, and when I buy food I try to be very careful that it is sourced locally, specially in Switzerland. I enjoy going to the market on Wednesdays and Saturdays and also, I appreciate to buy from local producers and farmers directly (except avocado!.. I can resist..).
However, with bread this might not be the case! I learned that some of the bread we can find in Switzerland could be imported! We need to inform ourselves better when searching for the ingredients we use and consume. Sometimes we might think that because you are buying it a certain place it is local, but we could be wrong.
Where to buy Pain Suisse in Geneva?
At local bakeries, it is better to ask, they need to tell you where they buy the bread and ingredients. Also at Migros the bread is Pain Suisse and for example the Pink Hamburger buns come from Boulangerie Ruckstuhl (They are at Halle de Rive, next to the market on Saturdays)
Check the link below for the different traditional breads in Switzerland:
I was so delighted to try these buns, they are so good! Both the pink and black one (in the below picture) are made from natural ingredients and have a very pleasant texture.
Bread is a great source of nutrition and energy! And can be served with any type of food. Whether it is in morning for a long lasting breakfast or to go with some nutritive lunch bread is a great companion for meals!
Vegetarian Pink Hamburger Recipe
Boulangerie Ruckstuhl sells this amazing pink hamburger buns! I was so excited when I found this, I knew I had to share it with you! It is made with only natural ingredients bringing the colour from beet! Isn’t this super cool?
They also have the BLACK BUN with carbon, so I am sharing with you both so for your next Hamburger party you can play with both colours!
Ingredients for 2 hamburgers & side-dish:
2 Pink Burger Buns from Boulangerie Ruckstuhl (you can order them in advance)
1 can of red beans
2 vegetarian burger patties
Coop has these
Migros has these
Recipes to make your own
SIDE DISH: Sweet Potato Fries
3 medium Sweet Potatoes
1- Cut thin slices of tomatoes, avocado and clean the lettuce
2- Mix in a blender the red beans – no need to add anything. Put aside
3- In a hot pan saute the mushrooms until they bring out all their water- put aside
4- In the same pan heat the buns from the inside (I like my burgers warm) and also the patties
Instructions for the Sweet Potato Fries
1- Preheat the oven at 180°
2- Cut in big slices the potatoes, usually in 4 will do perfectly.
3- Add some sprayed vegetable oil
4- Add thyme and paprika (do no add salt)
5- Add to the oven
6- Bake for aprox 20 min and then turn them
7- Bake for an additional 20-30 min depending on your oven
8- Sprinkle salt and enjoy!
You can also play with the Black Bun and have a mix-n-match hamburger party!
Build your burger
1- First put the bun
2- Add some bean-spread to give moist
3- Add your preferred patty
4- Add the avocado, tomato and lettuce
5- If you want more flavour add mustard to the top bun
6- Press a little bit, serve with warm sweet potato fries and enjoy!!
I hope you enjoyed this discovery of PINK BUNS! I can tell you I was so excited when I saw them.
Tag me on you #pinkhamburger moments if you are encouraged to make some!
See you on the next post!
ARTICLE SPONSORED BY PAIN SUISSE
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Diana was born and raised in Mexico and considers Geneva her second home. She studied Hospitality at Les Roches School of Hotel Management in Switzerland and loves to share everything regarding food, travel, hotels and special spots. She hold several collaborations including Kempinski Hotels, Dorchester Collection Hotels, Forbes Travel Guide, Caviar House & Prunier and many more.
She writes at livingeneva.com, dianacasalis.com regularly and has occasional collaborations with: EasyJet magazine, Forbes & other blogs.