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BBQ Bliss: The Best Vegan Burger Recipes

May 23 2014 - 8:30pm

There's nothing better than some grilled goodness to celebrate Summer. If you've taken on a vegan or vegetarian diet and you're tired of those prepackaged burgers, you're in luck. There's something to tempt vegans regardless of their preferences, from white bean to black bean to portobello — no one size fits all here!

Source: Happy. Healthy. Life. [1], Oh She Glows [2], Vegetarian Times [3], and POPSUGAR Food [4]; Front Page Image Source: Jenny Sugar

Chickpea and Sweet Potato Burgers

Hearty chickpea and sweet potato burgers [5] offer another spin on chickpeas in a vegan burger! A cooling and refreshing dill cucumber salad brings the perfect balance to your plate.

Source: Self [6]

Beet Burgers

As strange as it may seem, some of the most delicious burgers I've tasted have boasted a beet-based patty and some vegan cheese. These lovely vegetarian beet burgers [7] can be made into a vegan delight with one simple switch. Take out the butter and opt for some Earth Balance substitute — or whatever alternative buttery spread you prefer!

Source: POPSUGAR user Versa Stick [8]

Chickpea, Barley, and Quinoa Burgers

A number of grains and veggies come together to create the healthful patties for these spicy chickpea barley and quinoa veggie burgers [9].

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Flax-Powered Burgers

Flax, buckwheat, and lentils combine with fresh veggies and herbs for this quick vegan and gluten-free lentil burger recipe. [10] No need to heat up the grill; these are best cooked on your stove top.

Source: POPSUGAR user prepel [11]

Oh She Glows "Perfect" Veggie Burger

Angela at Oh She Glows claims to have tried and tasted about a hundred recipes until she came across the ideal combination of ingredients in her perfect veggie burger [12].

Source: Oh She Glows [13]

Spicy Chili Burgers

Take the heat up a notch in these delicious-looking spicy vegan chili burgers [14]. Brown rice and kidney beans come together to create the base of these beautiful burgers.

Source: Happy. Healthy. Life. [15]

Curry Quinoa Burgers

I'm loving the creative curried spin on these vegan curry quinoa burgers [16] from Healthful Pursuit. They're also gluten-free!

Source: Healthful Pursuit [17]

Black Bean and Edamame Sliders

If you love to chow down on a plate of cute sliders, try out these light black bean and edamame sliders [18]. To keep it vegan-friendly, simply switch out the reduced-fat cheddar in the recipe for a vegan cheese substitute.

Source: Vegetarian Times [19]

Carrot, Beet, and Bean Burgers

For double the vegetable power, cook up carrot, beet, and bean burgers [20] in your oven. This recipe is a great transition to Fall when the weather cools off.

Source: Fitnessista [21]

White Bean Burgers

As you can see in these white bean burgers with "cheese" and "bacon," [22] with a little imagination, vegans can enjoy the comforts of these classic flavors. The white beans make for a tasty patty, and you'll get that smoky flavor you love with the replacement bacon.

Source: Happy. Healthy. Life. [23]

Chickpea Veggie Burgers

For a protein-packed meal, these chickpea veggie burgers with tahini sauce [24] hit the vegan nail on the head. The garlicky tahini sauce will satisfy any cravings for aioli or mayo.

Source: Shape [25]

Lentil Mushroom Burgers

From ultramarathoner and vegan activist Scott Jurek, try this hearty lentil burger [26] filled with good-for-you fueling ingredients. If you are jonesing for a side dish with a kick, pair this burger with the wasabi potatoes pictured.

Source: POPSUGAR user FITskitz [27]

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger

Sweet potatoes, black beans, millet, and corn come together for a Summer-perfect black bean burger [28] that even meat eaters will fall for. Skip the Greek yogurt sauce, and opt for plain soy yogurt for the creamy avocado sauce, or keep things fresh and simple with sliced avocado instead.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Homestyle Lentil Burger

An endurance athlete and founder of the plant-based nutrition program Thrive Forward [29], Brendan Brazier knows that veggies, beans, and seeds can make for a tasty burger. Watch this video to learn how to make his healthy veggie variation of the American classic.

Portobello Burgers

Portobello mushrooms make for a simple, clean, and delicious meat substitute due to their meaty quality. The combination of flavors in these balsamic portobello burgers [30] sounds ideal for any Spring supper. Instead of goat cheese, garnish each bun with a flavored Tofutti spread.

Source: POPSUGAR Food [31]

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