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Black Bean Burgers With Cilantro Lime Sauce [Vegan]

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A good veggie burger is only as good as its ingredients. Black bean burgers would be terribly bland if you just smashed up some beans and made it into a patty. It needs to be treated like any entree. The varieties of flavors you can add are endless. I tend to go for a spicier burger with lots of onion, bell pepper, and a good amount of seasoning while this super simple cilantro lime sauce is a great topper for a spicy burger. It is cool and tangy.

Black Bean Burgers With Cilantro Lime Sauce [Vegan]




For the Burgers:

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked or canned black beans
  • 1 cup gluten-free oats, ground into flour
  • 1/2 bell pepper finely diced
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped fine
  • 1/4 jalapeño finely diced, plus more if desired
  • 1/4 cup corn, fresh or frozen
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil

For the Cilantro Lime Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


To Make the Burgers:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Heat pan on stove medium high with the oil.
  3. Reserve 3/4 cup beans.
  4. Place all other ingredients in the food processor and pulse until combined but still slightly chunky. Stir in remaining beans.
  5. Form patties. You should be able to make about eight.
  6. Fry in oil for a few minutes on each side until browned and crispy. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes.

To Make the Cilantro Lime Sauce:

  1. Mix all ingredients. Put in as much lime zest as you can get/want.
  2. If possible, refrigerate for a few hours to enhance flavors.


To ensure the recipe has no trace amounts of gluten, select oats that are certified gluten-free





Fun and flavorful plant-based desserts and dishes. Dora is passionate about green living. Her passion includes creating recipes that use fresh, whole, plant-based foods. She shares her fun and flavorful vegan recipes at Dora Daily. Along with cooking and baking, Dora loves to spend time in the garden, adventuring the countryside and promoting a kinder, greener, lifestyle.



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6 comments on “Black Bean Burgers With Cilantro Lime Sauce [Vegan]”

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Marium Malik
1 Years Ago

It looks so yummy

Ray Cullimore
3 Years Ago

I think it would be good to point out that cilantro is known as coriander in the UK, and presumably other countries. Some people may be unaware of this.

15 Jul 2015

I have a problem with gluten; what could I use instead of the oats? And thanks Ray for the heads up on cilantro, did not know that it was coriander and was going to look it up on the internet.

18 Mar 2017

Cilantro is not exactly coriander. Coriander is a seed that you grind. Cilantro is an herb that looks like Italian parsley. They are not interchangeable and taste very different.

19 Mar 2017

Coriander is the name of the herb in the leaf form or the ground root form in the UK. The leaf form is cilantro in the US. UK recipes will say ground corinder if they mean the root.

19 Mar 2017

oops! spelling mistake there. I meant ground coriander.

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