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Last week, my husband took a day off of work and we took our four kids on a much-anticipated family outdoor adventure. We backpacked to one of our favorite spots in the mountains. It’s close to a beautiful river that is tucked far enough up in the mountains that it’s off the beaten path.
The three older kids carried their own packs and even helped carry some of the family gear. As we hiked there, the kids discussed how cool it was that we could go places where cars could not.
We only stayed two nights, but the kids wanted to stay for a week. I’m excited that they are falling in love with the outdoors. Taking a even few days off to relax, unplug, and enjoy one another was refreshing and fun.
In addition to enjoying some fresh air, the kids fished, played in the sand, explored the river, paddled in a lake, and ate around the fire.
And some of us were happy just playing in the dirt.
When it comes to food for camping, we like to keep things exciting. For some people, camping food means hot dogs or ramen noodles. Not us! We don’t believe in boring camp food. We’re always experimenting with new ideas.
This time, I decided to try out a new recipe. We loved it and I think you will too!
Since our eight-year-old has chosen to eat a vegetarian diet, we wanted to try this Veggie Burger with hummus recipe. I thought our camping trip would be a great time to try it out. I packed along our smallest cast iron skillet just for the occasion.
While we used veggie burgers, you could definitely substitute in a beef patty with delicious results!
This was our first time trying veggie burgers and we were all very impressed. My daughter was in disbelief that the burger was not actually meat (she thought I was teasing her!). Honestly, I was surprised how meat-like they were myself.
You can cook your burger on the stove, on the grill, or even over coals on your campfire, like we did! With a little olive oil and garlic on your sourdough bread, you can toast it in the oven, on the grill, or over the coals.
Spread spinach and artichoke hummus (yep, that’s a thing) over the toasted bread, then add fresh spinach.
Place your veggie burger patty on top of the spinach and sprinkle with thinly sliced green onions.
Top with another slice of toasted bread and you’re good to go!
I think the magic of this burger comes from the spinach and artichoke hummus. I’ve never put hummus on a burger before, but I’ll definitely be doing it again! Plus, we enjoyed the leftover hummus with pretzels the next day!
You can get the full recipe and lots of other creative and affordable summer food ideas from Giant Food Stores. Their recipes are an easy way to give variety to your summer menu!
While we don’t do boring camp food, we’re not afraid to indulge in our favorite traditional camping food… you better believe we finished off with s’mores!
Check out the Giant Recipe Center for some affordable and delicious summer food ideas like the Summer Fruit Crumble (I’m trying that one next!). There are also more than a dozen other creative burger recipes.
How about you?
- What’s your favorite summer burger or side?