There’s no contesting how much we love veggie burgers at One Green Planet. We have a huge selection of over 150 burger recipes for you to try. You can make veggie burgers from beets, mushrooms, beans, lentils, quinoa — you name it, we’ve got it. Bean burgers are a favorite weeknight dinner because most are easily freezable. When grilling season rolls around, burgers are often the first thing we plan to make. Since eating plant-based meal is now easier than ever, you can walk down practically any frozen foods and find a variety veggie burgers made from different ingredients. Making up your mind over which one to buy can feel like being a kid in a candy store.
If you’re gluten-free, you might find yourself limited to just one or two varieties and with warmer weather right around the corner, you’re going to want the very best veggie burgers that will show your guests how awesome meat-free burgers are. When frozen foods aren’t giving you what you need, why not try your hand at making your own? With homemade burgers, you open yourself up to a world of possibility in what they can be made from — and they taste better, too!
So if you’re gluten-free, or you’re just all for the idea of making a burger that you can’t find in stores, check out these 15 unique and gluten-free veggie burgers that are sure to satisfy.
1. Savory Mushroom and Rice Burgers
These Mushroom and Rice Burgers are both savory and earthy, thanks to the lightly seasoned mushrooms and rice. They can be fried or grilled — the choice is yours, and either one is delicious! Serve it on toasted buns with plenty of greens.
2. Raw Sprouted Hummus Veggie Burger With Sunflower Bread
This recipe for Raw Sprouted Hummus Veggie Burgers has two different versions of a fantastic burger: raw and cooked. Chickpeas and sweet potatoes make it dense and flavorful and the sunflower seed bread is unlike anything you’ve ever tried. Top your burger with carrots, avocado, and plenty of greens.
3. Beet and Black Bean Burgers
Get ready for warmer weather with these hearty Beet and Black Bean Burgers! Beets give them their gorgeous pink color and earthy flavor while freshly cooked black beans add a meaty texture. Serve these topped with sprouts, fried onion, and mushrooms with sweet potato fries on the side.
4. Herbed Edamame Chickpea Burgers
The freshest and tastiest ingredients are combined to form these Herbed Edamame and Chickpea Burgers. They’re paired with a herby green dressing made from coriander, mint, creamy tahini, garlic, and a squeeze lemon juice. These burgers are even more delicious when served on toasted sourdough buns with plenty of green dressing, lettuce, hummus, avocado, and sauerkraut. Don’t forget the fries!
5. Nut and Seed Burgers
While these Nut and Seed Burgers are light and fluffy, they’re substantial due to being made from protein-rich ingredients. Walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and others are combined to form these tasty burgers that can be baked or fried. They won’t fall apart on you, either!
6. Cauliflower Bean Burger With Horseradish Slaw
Have extra cauliflower florets lying around? How about a can of kidney beans or chickpeas that are occupying space in your cupboard? Mash the cauliflower florets and pulses together to form These Cauliflower Bean Burgers, sear them lightly on each side, and then get creative with burger condiments. Cabbage and carrot horseradish slaw adds a tangy creaminess to this burger, and can double as a side dish as well.
7. Black Bean Quinoa Burgers
These Black Bean Quinoa Burgers are warm, filling, satisfying, and most importantly, delicious! They come together super quickly since all you really need to do is mash the six ingredients and spices together into a patty, and crisp them in the oven for 40 minutes. Adorn them as you wish when they come out, the flavor of this zesty burger goes with pretty much any condiment!
8. Raw Portobello Hemp Cheese Burgers
These Raw Portobello Hemp Cheese Burgers are not your typical patties. The meaty mushroom caps are actually the buns and provide the bulk of the dish’s protein. Inside, the caps are smeared with creamy, savory hemp cheese, and topped with fresh tomatoes, crunchy zucchini slices, and basil. Prepare these as the recipe dictates or set forth on your own burger path and add avocado, shredded carrot, or whatever your heart desires!
9. Red Quinoa Burger
Before you give up on making a quinoa burger that isn’t mush, you need to try these. In this recipe for Red Quinoa Burgers, red quinoa is combined with mild seasonings and onion to create a burger that won’t fall apart on you. They can be baked or fried, depending on your preferences; either way yields a satisfying burger that’s worthy of sharing with your friends. Serve these burgers on a gluten-free bun with whatever toppings you’re craving.
10. Beet Falafel Burger
Made with juicy beets and chickpeas, these Beet Falafel Burgers are crispy on the outside and sweet and spicy on the inside. They’re crispy like falafel, without all the oil because they’re baked, not fried! Top with no shortage of guac and serve on toasted buns at your next cookout.
11. Cheesy Eggplant Burger
These Cheesy Eggplant Burgers are really something else. Eggplant is fried until soft and then mashed with a mixture of herbs, gluten-free breadcrumbs, and vegan cheese shreds, then fried until golden on the outside and tender and melty on the inside. Put some napkins on the side and enjoy, it’s gonna be messy!
12. Lentil, Walnut, and Mushroom Burgers
These Lentil, Walnut, and Mushroom Burgers are meaty without the use of plant-based meats. Lentils, mushrooms, and walnuts give them a dense texture and garlic, tamari, and apple cider vinegar adds flavor. The quick-pickled onions are tangy and will probably be your new favorite veggie burger garnish, especially when paired with the grainy, mustardy sauce made from sunflower seeds. Serve these on toasted buns with sweet potato fries and save this recipe for future use.
13. Curried Rice and Sweet Potato Burgers
Made with sweet potatoes, rice, mushrooms, and onion, these Curried Rice and Sweet Potato Burgers are flavorful and delicious. They’re accompanied by a creamy, tangy avocado-lime sauce that perfectly complements the spicy flavors of the burgers. Make a big batch ahead of time and freeze the rest for busy days!
14. Smoky Marinated Portobello Burger
When it comes to giving dishes a smoky flavor, most cooks use liquid smoke to achieve an ideal, barbecue-style flavor. For these Smoky Marinated Portobello Burgers, however, we’re taking a different route and using Lapsang Souchong, a Chinese black tea known for its ability to add smokiness to whatever food is marinated in it. Top the mushroom center with spinach, grated carrots, and dijon mustard, or opt these out for your favorite burger condiments.
15. Almond, Carrot, and Chickpea Burgers
You don’t want to miss out on this recipe for Almond, Carrot, and Chickpea Burgers — the combined ingredients provide a meaty texture, lightly seasoned with dry herbs and spices. Serve on your favorite gluten-free bread with a side of fries.
Nothing kicks off the spring and summer seasons quite like a veggie burger, so give these recipes a try and let us know what you think in the comments!
Lead image source: Beet Falafel Burger