This easy veggie burger recipe is vegan, super healthy and best of all, crazy delish.
Today I will show you how to make veggie burgers from scratch. And yes, that includes making your own vegan burger patties.
I know you might be tempted to say that buying ready-made vegan burger patties is easier so what would be the point of making them at home? But are they also healthy and do we have any control over the ingredients?
We can’t possibly know how healthy they are or whether we even like them because we don’t really know how they’re made.
Furthermore, making homemade veggie patties couldn’t be easier, as I’ll explain later in the article.
So forget about store-bought, ok?! As I always say, homemade is best.
I will also tell you what are veggie patties made of, what to serve with veggie burgers and what ingredients you can change in this easy veggie burger recipe.
So keep reading if you want to make the best veggie burger ever.
How to make a healthy veggie burger – Best Tips & Tricks
1. How to make veggie patties for vegan burgers
You can make veggie patties with many ingredients and here are a few of the most popular:
- sweet potato
- all types of beans
- mushrooms (portobello, button)
I made this easy veggie burger recipe with cauliflower patties and they were great with guacamole and the other toppings.
So if you’re sticking with the cauliflower version, you’ll need to know a few useful tricks.
To make the vegan veggie burger faster, it’s best to roast the cauliflower well ahead. You can roast it even three days ahead.
I usually make a large batch and use it in many dishes. For instance, I divided this batch and used part of it in the vegan veggie burger, and I served the rest in salads and as a side dish.
This way, whenever you’re ready to make the burger, you’ll just have to mix everything in the food processor, form the veggie patties and cook them. It will take less than 20 minutes.
Another way is to make the patties ahead. This is a good idea especially if you are having guests over, throwing a barbecue party or if you meal plan with homemade veggie burgers.
Make sure you place some parchment paper between the veggie patties when you store them in containers. Otherwise, they will get stuck together.
Now that you know how to make veggie patties for a vegan burger, let’s move forward to the next tip.
2. What to serve with veggie burgers
If you’re vegan, here are a few ideas:
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Fried Tofu
- Skillet Fried Potatoes
- Quinoa Chopped Salad
- Zucchini Chips With Shredded Coconut
- Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
- Zucchini Noodles and marinara sauce
If you’re not vegan, you can go for:
- Cheesy potatoes
- Grilled Asparagus with shredded parmesan
- Roasted smashed potatoes with garlic and parmesan
Also, if you’re not vegan and you want to serve it for breakfast or lunch, you can stuff a fried egg in it or add a slice of cheese.
You should now have a better idea of what to serve with veggie burgers, so let’s move on to the next useful tip.
3. Adapt this easy veggie burger recipe to your taste
This homemade vegan burger recipe is quite flexible. You can add or replace the toppings with your favorites and you can also make tweaks to the vegan burger patty. Although I doubt anybody would want to change the guacamole.
If you’re an ovo-lacto vegetarian you can substitute the flaxseed mix with eggs. You can follow the recipe as it is and add two eggs instead of the flax mixture.
Furthermore, you can replace the chickpeas with other canned beans, like cannellini beans.
Of course, you can go ahead and experiment different combos and even if you fail, don’t worry; this vegan veggie burger recipe is super easy. You can start all over again until you get it right.
And if you’re not sure that your combo would work, just let me know and I’ll be happy to help.
Now you’re ready to make the best veggie burger recipe ever, so fire up the ovens and let the fun begin.
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Easy Veggie Burger Recipe (Vegan)
- 1 small cauliflower head - (about 5 cups florets)
- 4 Tbsp oil - divided
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp ground cumin seed
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- sea salt and fresh ground black pepper - to taste
- 1 cup (165g) chickpeas - drained and rinsed
- 2 garlic cloves - minced or pressed
- ¼ cup (15g) parsley - finely chopped
- 1 cup (110g) ground almonds
- 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- 4 Tbsp water
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F/180˚C and line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Cut the cauliflower into florets, and place them into the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with spices, salt & pepper and drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil. Mix with your hands to get everything nicely coated. Roast for 20-25 minutes, then let it cool.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix ground flax and water and stir until thoroughly combined.
- Place the roasted cauliflower into a food processor together with chickpeas, garlic, parsley, ground almonds and flax mixture. Pulse until well combined and sticky. You might need to stop and scrape the sides of the food processor a couple of times. Be careful not to overdo the mixture; we don't want it too mushy, a little texture is great.
- Take about 1/3 cup of mixture and, using your hands, form a burger patty. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
- Heat the remaining oil in an ovenproof pan or skillet over medium heat. Cook the burgers for about 5-6 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides, then place them in the preheated oven and bake for an additional 15-17 minutes.
- Spread mashed avocado on the lower bun, add the patty, then your favorite toppings and set the top bun.
- You can make the veggie patties for the vegan burger with any of the following ingredients: sweet potato, beans, quinoa, mushrooms (portobello, button), cauliflower. They all go well with the toppings in this vegan veggie burger.
- If you go for the cauliflower patty as per the recipe, it's worth noting that you can roast the cauliflower well ahead. So when you need to make the vegan burger, you'll just have to throw the ingredients in the food processor and make the patties.
- You can make a large batch of roasted cauliflower and use part of it for other dishes as well. It goes well in salads or as a side dish.
- If you make the veggie burger patties ahead, make sure you place parchment paper between them when stored in containers, so they won't stick to each other.
- See Tip #2 in the article for a list of sides that you can serve with vegan burgers.
- If you want to add or replace ingredients in this healthy vegan veggie burger recipe check out Tip #3 in the article.
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