If anyone thought that going vegan means no satisfying comfort food, look no further than this list. Here are 15 great vegan burger recipes you can whip up this summer for a day by the pool, dinner, or whenever!
Each of these has its own unique twist so you don't have to worry about getting bored with same old vegan burger recipes. Mix it up, and try them all!
15+ Vegan Burger Recipes
Pumpkin & Black Rice Burgers
These pumpkin and black rice burgers just might be the best vegan burgers you've ever made! Loaded with flavor from roasted butternut pumpkin, black rice, and a homemade curry paste - they're totally delicious and simple to make too.
Quinoa and Red Lentil Burgers
The red lentils and spices used in this burger add some serious depth of flavor. Along with that, you get a good serving of protein from the combination of lentils and quinoa. Another plus, lentils and quinoa cook up in about the same amount of time so you can easily whip them up together in one pan.
Black Bean Quinoa Burger
Here is a hearty veggie burger, loaded with soft quinoa, rich black beans, and the perfect spices. Top it with your favorite condiments and a bun for one delicious meal.
Smoky Sunflower Bean Burgers
An easy bean burger with a little crunch from sunflower seeds and a subtle smoky flavor, these work well with pink, pinto, or red beans. Yum!
White Bean and Spinach Veggie Burgers
A mild yet flavorful vegan burger, this combination of white beans and spinach is equally good in pita sandwiches, on English muffins or rolls, or served without any bread at all. Embellish with your favorite fixings — lettuce, sliced tomatoes, hot sauce, ketchup, mustard, vegan mayo, and more.
Vegan Beet Burgers
Vegan beet burgers are all the rage in the plant-based cooking world. The red color is absolutely gorgeous! Serve them with a dollop of a quick vegan tartar sauce or a fresh salad for a healthy and super nutritious meal.
Baked Chickpea Burgers
These tasty chickpea burgers are simple to throw together and they can be baked in the oven, so there's no need to even fire up the grill!
Easy Portobello Burgers
These burgers are great for those summer nights you just want to whip up something easy. They don’t require much fuss yet they are absolutely delicious. You can choose to eat them alone or stick them in some hamburger buns for a quick and easy take on the classic Portobello burger.
Vegan Sloppy Joes with Pinto Beans and Quinoa
Sloppy joes are a classic favorite for the summertime and shouldn’t be missed out just because you don’t eat meat. This vegan-ized version of the sloppy joe is still packed with protein, thanks to the pinto beans, and is so so delicious.
Beet and Brown Rice Burgers
The beets in these burgers give them an extra earthy flavor, not to mention a beautiful pink color! The brown rice provides a hearty balance to the root vegetable so that the flavor isn’t the only thing to rave about. They are filling, nutritious, and tasty.
Quinoa and Wild Rice Burgers
Quinoa and wild rice team up in these delicious vegan burgers. These are super hearty and loaded with healthy ingredients. They make great burgers but they're also delicious on their own with a side of grilled veggies!
Basic Quinoa Burgers
This simple quinoa burger makes a great base vegan burger recipe. It's packed with nutritious ingredients, and easy to add your own favorite herbs or veggies for a fun twist.
Quinoa, Lentil, and Mushroom Burgers
If anyone you know says that they could never go vegan because they’d miss hamburgers, just serve them these. These vegan burgers are packed with high-protein quinoa and lentils, plus flavorful mushrooms and plenty of flavorful seasonings!
Sriracha Tempeh Sliders with Ranch Dressing
If you haven’t tried tempeh burgers yet then you are missing out! These vegan burgers are delicious and also incredibly healthy. The key ingredient here is sriracha - which makes these burgers fun and spicy!
Curried Tofu Burgers
These tofu burgers are loaded with curry flavor, and simple to throw together in a pinch. You can serve them on a bun like a traditional burger or as patties. My son likes to eat them as a finger food!
Summer is right around the corner! Keep these recipes on hand and enjoy a variety of delicious vegan burgers as the weather warms up.
For an extra fun treat, try whipping up some of this copycat vegan big mac sauce to top them off!
This article was originally published in 2016. It has since been updated.
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