It’s almost that time again – the 4th of July — a tim to gather with friends and family to celebrate the birthday of the good ol’ U.S. of A. And if there’s one thing that comes to mind when we think of celebrating the 4th of July, it’s burgers. That’s fine with us because burgers are amazing and veggie burgers are especially awesome.
Making your own burgers is easy and with so many different veggies out there, the options are practically endless. When it comes to veggie burger recipes, we have so many you could eat a different burger every day of the month (and maybe, the year) and never have the same burger twice. Take a look at these 10 Epic Veggie Burgers to Throw on the Grill Now, 25 Unique and Trendy Veggie Burgers, 20 of Our Most Mouthwatering Burgers Ever, and go global by traveling Around the World in 10 Amazing Vegan Burgers without ever leaving your kitchen. We have even more – try these 25 amazing recipes that will show you just why veggie burgers are so hot.
1. Mixed Bean and Bell Pepper Burger
These tasty Mixed Bean and Bell Pepper Burgers are filled with goodness — three different types of beans, lots of veggies, and heart-healthy oats. These are best served with crispy fries and all the trimmings. They also freeze beautifully, so you can double the recipe and defrost some for easy, yet hearty dinners later in the week.
2. Whiskey Portobello Mushroom Burgers
Get your grill ready for these Whiskey Portobello Mushroom Burgers! The whiskey marinade, full of warm spices, makes these burgers perfect for any time of the year. They’re served alongside some grilled peppers and tucked into seeded rolls with mixed baby leaves, avocado, and a drizzle of light tahini.
3. Almost Raw Walnut Burgers
These Almost Raw Walnut Burgers are also awesome on rainy summer days, because instead of throwing them on the grill, you slow-cook them in the oven. Made from walnuts, mushrooms, carrots, and savory sun-dried tomatoes, these burgers are made completely from whole foods. If you don’t follow a raw diet, serve them on a bun like you would with any burger otherwise, or throw one on top of a big salad and enjoy.
4. Curried Pumpkin and Chickpea Burgers
When it comes to burgers, it’s all about the spice. Made from yellow pumpkin, earthy chickpeas and a mixture of warming spices, these Curried Pumpkin and Chickpea Burgers are the perfect combo for your barbecue, a game night dinner, or just for that cozy get-together with your friends. Try them with different toppings like greens, pickles, tomatoes, and your favorite sauce.
5. Eggplant Burger
These baked Eggplant Burgers are amazing! These burgers are savory, filling and addictive. They’re packed full of protein and vitamins. Above all else, they are delicious! Top them with tahini sauce and they are also fantastic when topped with hummus and dill pickles.
6. Red Quinoa and Beet Burger
These Red Quinoa and Beet Burgers are crispy on the outside, succulent and smoky-flavored on the inside. They are combined with delicious avocado-tahini sauce and baked sweet potato fries for a recipe that has everything you would expect from a burger.
7. Maple Sweet Potato Pecan Burgers
These Maple Sweet Potato Pecan Burgers are packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Iron, and protein. The maple syrup and a kick of cayenne, combined with savory sweet potatoes, kale, and pecans, results in a perfect balance of flavors. Make a bunch because these will disappear quickly.
8. Lemongrass Tofu Burgers
This Lemongrass Tofu Burger is a perfect example of the deliciousness that happens when two cuisines are fused together! This burger looks pretty classic, but it actually has Eastern Asian influences with lemongrass infused into the patty, wasabi mayo on the buns, and plenty of bamboo shoots. Yum!
9. Meaty Beet Burger With Cashew Cheese
Try this protein-packed vegan Meaty Beet Burger With Cashew Cheese for the times when only a meaty burger will do. It’s also perfect for BBQs and when you have your carnivore buddies around. The texture and color is very close to meat and it tastes amazing. It’s all about the right seasoning to get the flavors right for this special treat.
10. Quinoa Kale Veggie Burgers
These Quinoa Kale Veggie Burgers are super easy to make. A combination of fresh herbs, like garlic and fresh cilantro, and a blend of spices with tangy barbecue sauce ensure that these crispy burgers never fall short on flavor. How you cook them — on the grill, on the stovetop, or in the oven, is up to you and all three ways work great.
11. Spicy Potato and Beans Burger
Made from potatoes, chickpeas, and mung beans, these Spicy Potato and Beans Burgers are hearty and filling. These burgers come with a cream avocado cilantro lime sauce — the perfect cooling contrast to their spicy flavor and crispy texture. Serve these on any bun of your choice or let them cool and then crumble them on top of a bed of greens.
12. Smoky and Spicy Black Bean Burger
Barbecue season is upon us, and you can really never have enough tasty burger recipes. This Smoky and Spicy Black Bean Burger is perfect served with a good BBQ sauce and loads of greens. Make these and you’ll never buy packaged burger patties again.
13. Cilantro Edamame Burger
Protein-rich edamame along with fresh cilantro, carrots, and broccoli slaw come together in these beautifully vibrant Cilantro Edamame Burgers. Flavorful, fresh, and delicious! Serve in a lettuce wrap or on burger buns with your favorite toppings.
14. Tempeh and Black Bean Burger
This Tempeh and Black Bean Burger patty has a lot going on. Made primarily of tempeh and black beans, it’s a little sweet, salty, spicy, savory, and bursting with umami from the nutritional yeast. Sandwiched between two crunchy English muffins, this burger is definitely unique!
15. Red Onion and Beet Burger
These rustic, earthy, and protein-packed Red Onion and Beet Burgers are made with a savory, yet refreshingly light blend of vibrantly red and naturally sweet beets, creamy cannellini beans, and nourishing walnuts. Serve these nestled between a grainy whole wheat bun, with a generous heap of lettuce, sunflower sprouts, sweet relish, and a healthy schmear of spicy horseradish mustard and natural ketchup.
16. Chili Pineapple Sweet Potato Burgers
Anything with pineapple makes it feel like summer. These Chili Pineapple Sweet Potato Burgers are full of flavor! Sweet pineapple and spicy chili make an amazing combo for warmer weather and a creamy, spicy chili-flavored spread pairs perfectly with these burgers.
17. Lentil Walnut Burgers
The neutral flavor of lentils and their ability to stay together when cooked make them an ideal ingredient for veggie burger patties. In these Lentil Walnut Burgers, lentils are seasoned with garlic, tamari, and miso and then combined with oats and walnuts for a hearty burger that is sure to satisfy. Go with the classic lettuce, tomato, ketchup combo for this one, or spice it up with some sauerkraut and mustard.
18. Grilled Hummus Burgers With Sweet Potato Slices
You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make a great burger, nor do you need to spend a lot to make them. You don’t even need to spend a lot of time! These Grilled Hummus Burgers require only five ingredients to make, not including the grilled sweet potato slices on the side. They’re soft, but crispy on the outside and they cook in just 10 minutes!
19. Chickpea Mushroom Pita Burgers
If you need a burger for your barbecue that’s going to be a crowd-pleaser, then try these Chickpea Mushroom Pita Burgers. Made from chickpeas, mushrooms, and basmati rice, they’re flavorful, warm, and smoky. Crisp on the outside, but soft on the inside, these burgers are delicious served in a soft pita with spicy vegan mayonnaise, creamy avocado, and any veggies.
20. Buffalo Tempeh Burger
You’ll never have anything like these Buffalo Tempeh Burgers. Meaty, savory, spicy, and sweet — yes, sweet — from Medjool dates, these burgers are covered with sauce and topped with onion rings or potato chips. These burgers will be your new best friend. They’re perfect for backyard barbecues, but you shouldn’t wait for a special occasion to dive right into this recipe.
21. Mini Brown Rice Lentil Burgers With Harissa
If you’re craving a hearty and well-seasoned vegan burger, these Mini Brown Rice Lentil Burgers With Harissa are the ones for you! Made with brown rice and lentils, this is a protein-rich patty that you can rest assured will not fall apart. Topped with spicy Harissa sauce, this burger has some serious Moroccan flair.
22. Sprouted Lentil Rice Burgers With Portobello Buns
Sprouted lentils or beans of any kind add much-loved texture and taste to any dish. In burgers, they bring a little something special to the meal. These Sprouted Lentil Rice Burgers are made from sprouted brown rice and lentils, spinach, sprouts, and sandwiched between two meaty Portobello mushroom caps. Top with creamy guacamole, leafy green lettuce, and mustard and serve with fries.
23. Chickpea and Zucchini Burgers
These bright Chickpea and Zucchini Burgers are a delicious way to celebrate summer squash season. They are made from a hearty mix of chickpeas and zucchini and are seasoned with garlic, black pepper, and turmeric. Top these moist patties with a dollop of vegan mayonnaise or a drizzle of Sriracha for some added heat.
24. One-Ingredient Beet Sliders
Beet is one of those extremely versatile veggies that you can make a hundred different ways and it still surprises you. Well, it turns out, if you boil it with spices and then slice and grill to make a crust, it makes a perfectly good patty. Serve these little One-Ingredient Beet Sliders with your favorite greens and enjoy!
25. Quinoa and Pinto Bean Cheese Burger
Meet your new favorite burger, the Quinoa and Pinto Bean Cheeseburger. Made from pinto beans and quinoa, these veggie burgers are packed with protein and they’re spiced with jalapeño and chili powder, so they’re hot! Serve with creamy slices of avocado and your favorite vegan cheese melted on a toasty bun. These burgers are so simple and so delicious, you’ll be making them all the time.
With recipes this delicious, this healthy and this compassionate, it’s easy to see why veggie burgers are taking over the world. Try them for yourselves and you’ll be a veggie burger lover too.
Lead image source: Meaty Beet Burger With Cashew Cheese