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Baked Broccoli Burgers [Vegan]

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A veggie burger packed full of flavor and topped with homemade tahini sauce. In addition to being delicious, these Baked Broccoli Burgers are an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K, as well as iron, calcium, magnesium and beta-carotene.

Baked Broccoli Burgers [Vegan]




4 burgers


For the Burgers:

  • 1/3 cup dry couscous
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

For the Tahini Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup, plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. In a small pot, bring the water and couscous to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat immediately and allow the couscous to sit in the pot for 10 minutes, soaking up the water.
  4. While the couscous sits, steam the broccoli in a steamer for 5-7 minutes (or use a microwave or stove method, you just want the broccoli to be soft in the end).
  5. In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the onion and scallions, stirring occasionally for 3-5 minutes until the onion softens.
  6. Remove the onions from the heat and stir in the cumin.
  7. Gather your couscous, broccoli, onion mix, chickpeas, and tahini and combine together in a food processor.
  8. Pour the mixture into a bowl and stir in the bread crumbs.
  9. Form it into patties and place the patties on a cookie sheet lined with foil.
  10. Bake for 50 minutes, turning the patties over halfway through. You’ll know they are done when the tops begin to brown.
  11. To make the tahini sauce, place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until combined, roughly 30 seconds.
  12. Top your burgers with the sauce, throw some pickles, tomato, and lettuce on top, and serve.


To enjoy the burgers hot off the grill, first bake them in the oven, then move to the grill for 1-2 minutes on each side.





Southern born and Brooklyn based, Nikki is the founder of The Tolerant Vegan where she demonstrates that a vegan life does not have to be devoid of frosting or fun. When she’s not elbow-deep in cake batter you’ll find her rescuing cats, yelling at hockey games, hopping the globe and struggling to stay in crow pose.



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73 comments on “Baked Broccoli Burgers [Vegan]”

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kat smith 8
1 Years Ago

Burger made from broccoli?! What a world! I love it

3 Years Ago

I would use unbleached parchment paper - NO foil... just asking - why would you make something this healthy and bake it on foil??? As for the bun... it is all about personal choice too! Just make a suggestion, no need to freak out! If you have an idea that will improve the quality then just say so... that is all I am saying!..

Matias Romero
4 Years Ago

Jennifer Hoyos

Kathy Bailey Musselwhite
4 Years Ago

Are you kidding? You call this healthy? The bun is full of GMO wheat and refined sugar. Nothing you can put on it to make it healthy.

05 Jul 2014

Dude, what the f are you freaking out about ?
Just buy non-gmo buns if you\'re so concerned about them,

25 Aug 2014

You don\'t have to eat It with this bun. lol You can buy any buns or make any buns you want. There is things you can add to It to make It healthy like onions, tomatoes, lettuce or onion rings. To me this burger is very healthy. healthier than than most grilled chicken sandwiches.

Ruth Sells
4 Years Ago

Looks good

Valentine Einstein
4 Years Ago

Lier go.i hate y

Christina Martin
4 Years Ago

Philip Martin

Sandie Abel
4 Years Ago

Now let's work on improving the bun :)

Stephanie Guet Humphries
4 Years Ago


Katherine Heidinger
4 Years Ago

My grandma made a veggie burger, called it frigaduller! Loved them as a kid and got 2 eat my veggies! My daughter counted her peas, made sure she had same as her brother! Ha!


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