The hamburger has always been one of the most loved dishes in every corner of the planet, so much appreciated that today, May 28, a dedicated day: World Burger Day. Two slices of bread enclosing minced meat accompanied by salad, vegetables, the most diverse sauces and a slice of cheese. What else to ask to enjoy bite after bite? But the hamburger has become over the years much more from the slice of meat accompanied by salad and cheese: today we delight with fish burgers, legumes, vegetarians, vegans … For every palate your own hamburger. And if experimenting is a game that you like and that also gives a lot of satisfaction, try replacing the classic hamburger cheese with a slice of Gorgonzola Dop, the cheese with very little lactose content, therefore also suitable for those suffering from intolerance. A hamburger that will not make you regret the more classic version of this sandwich and which will help you find the good mood… Here because!
What's in a slice of Gorgonzola
In each slice of Gorgonzola Dop, whether sweet or spicy, high biological value proteins and various micronutrients are found, such as vitamins A and B12, folate, calcium, phosphorus and zinc, which also promote normal psychological, immune, cognitive and visual function and help to reduce tiredness and fatigue. In addition to all this, gorgonzola is rich in an amino acid, the tryptophan, which helps to release the serotonin, the hormone of happiness.
Serotonin, what it is and how it works
Often called a hormone of well-being or happiness, serotonin is a neurotransmitter synthesized in the brain and other body tissues, starting from the essential amino acid tryptophan. It is a substance present in various areas of the central nervous system and has sedative properties that have a direct relationship with mood and other body functions. Besides regulate blood pressure, safeguarding bone health and regulating circadian rhythms (wakefulness and sleep), serotonin in fact has effects on the psyche and determines a state of well-being or malaise depending on the levels in which it is present in the blood. Follow a diet rich in foods that help to synthesize it it is therefore fundamental, especially in this difficult period that we are all facing. Many may have already heard of the positive effects of chocolate, precisely because it is a food that by its properties acts on the good mood hormone, but is not the only one. Another, for example, is gorgonzola. And not just because it's a delicious cheese!
The chickpea burger recipe with salad, spicy Gorgonzola cheese and caramelized onions
Ingredients: 4 panini with seeds for hamburgers, 150 g of Spicy Gorgonzola DOP, 30 g of burro, 1 cipolla large red, fresh salad, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, salt.
For the chickpea burgers: 500 g of ceci cooked, pcrumbs, 1 egg, 1/2 clove of garlic, fresh thyme, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper.
Method: prepare the caramelized onions. Peel the onion and cut it into thin slices. In a non-stick pan melt the butter, add the onions, season with salt and let them stew for 10 minutes until they are transparent. Add the brown sugar and cook the onions until they are caramelized. Withdraw and keep aside. Start making chickpea burgers. In a mixer, blend the chickpeas drained with garlic, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, thyme, 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs, egg, a pinch of salt and ground black pepper to obtain a homogeneous and compact mixture. Form the burgers with the help of a pastry cutter to give them the shape, bread them and brown them in a non-stick pan with the extra virgin olive oil for about 7 minutes per side. Cut the sandwiches in half and add the hamburger with the salad, the chickpea burger, the caramelized onions and the spicy crumbled Gorgonzola.
In the Tutorial some other tips to best consume Gorgonzola