This post really isn’t really about sliders. I mean, it is. But it isn’t. We all know how to make burgers. We all know to make small burgers. But the bun is made of White Sweet Potato Toast (not my idea but I really don’t remember where I got it, but here is a video on how to make it) and that alone makes it something delicious. However, it is what you put ON a burger is what makes it your own. So I wanted to share some ideas (ok, and some pictures) of great and fun, allergy free CEP/AIP/Wahl’s Friendly Recipes so you can have a junk food night and still stay on track. Most of these ingredients you can find at any grocery store but if something is obscure, I went ahead and included some affiliate links for your convenience. For my full disclosure policy, please click here.
CEP/AIP and Paleo Toppings:
This is a southern tradition that goes back probably a few hundred years. For AIP, simply slice cucumbers and some red onion and soak overnight in water with some Vinegar (for this recipe makeover we are using Apple Cider Vinegar) and some sea salt. Black Pepper optional (AIP reintro). The real flavor is from the red onions and vinegar. For a CEP version of this, simply pour Farmhouse Culture Dill Pickle Flavor Gut shot over the cucumbers (omit onions but you can use chopped garlic or radishes in their place) and let them marinate.
Dairy Free and Nut Free Pesto:
A cup of Basil and approximately a 1/4 cup of olive oil with 1 to 2 raw garlic cloves placed in a food processor. Add the olive oil gradually so that you can control the thinness or thickness of the pesto as you see fit.
Caramelized Onions and Sauteed Mushrooms: for CEP, sautee leeks and no mushrooms.
Mashed Avocado. Add lime juice, sea salt and cilantro if you want a mexican flavor to your burgers.
AIP catsup. For CEP, simply replace leeks for the onion and replace the apple cider vinegar with some Classic Flavor gut shot. For transparency, I have not tried either.
Fresh grated horseradish.
This could also be grated into the ground beef before forming them into patties. This could give a real steakhouse flavor!
Recipe here. Omit yeast for CEP.
Another alternative is to use the cream cheese from Kite Hill Foods- but know that this is not a CEP or AIP compliant spread- it is made from almonds.
chopped cabbage, Apple Cider Vinegar (use Classic gut shot for CEP) and Olive oil with a pinch of salt and a 1/4 teaspoon of honey make this dish simple. For add-ins, you can add tomato (omit for AIP or CEP) or avocado or fresh herbs like cilantro but that is certainly not necessary. Other good addtitions are radishes, which give an onion-ey spice and texture.
Same dressing as above but with Italian seasoning and marinated overnight. I suggest steamed asparagus, cauliflower, carrots, yellow squash and some fresh celery, red onion or cucumber. Omit onion and use leeks for CEP.
Root Vegetable fries
You can make this with any root vegetable, tossed with olive oil and sea salt (extra seasonings optional) and broil or roast them until they are crispy. You can use sweet potatoes, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas, carrots, or others to make your “fries”.
Ready for burger night yet?