Nothing beats a good burger.
Granted, I like the non-meat variety, but seriously, there’s nothing better than a drip down your chin, ketchup on your fingers, all-American burger.
And boy, do I have an awesome recipe for one!
Grain Free Veggie Burger Stacks!
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OK back to the grub..
Tonight I had a marvelous Veggie Burger over Zucchini Ribbons. Holy cow guys, hold onto your hats! These were FAAABULOUS!
I topped it with a roasted beet, fresh tomato, and delicious PESTO!
Most veggie burgers are made with lots of grain or beans. Well, on the Specific Carb Diet, grains and beans are not allowed. :/ Soooo I used almond flour instead! And LOTS of veggies! The great thing about this recipe is that you can literally add in any veggies you want! It’s a “clean out the fridge” recipe!
And they’re Gluten Free, Vegan, Specific Carb Diet friendly & Paleo!
And as always, I’ve included a Vegan option, if that’s your thing 🙂
Here’s what you need: (Makes 4 patties – serves 2)
2 baby carrots
1/2 red pepper
1 cup sugar snap peas
1/4 cup almond flour
2 egg whites (Vegan option: 2 flax/chia eggs)
1/2 tsp oregano
1 garlic clove
1-2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Vegan Pesto Ingredients:
1 cup fresh basil
2 Tbsp pine nuts
Juice 1 lemon
1 garlic clove
2 Tbsp EVOO
salt and pepper
1 zucchini – made into ribbons
2 Baking Sheets
Tin foil – (I use non-stick and it is a game changer)
Vegetable Peeler (or Mandoline slicer, or spiralizer)
Good Chef’s Knife (This is the one I use and love)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Scrub and dry the beet. Cut it into 1/4 inch rounds. Place the rounds on a tin-foil-lined, olive-oil-sprayed baking sheet. Spritz them with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 50 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
Meanwhile, throw the carrots, mushrooms, red pepper, sugar snap peas, onion, garlic and oregano into the food processor. Pulse until minced. (Don’t let it get soupy.) Place the minced veggies into a clean kitchen towel (or several paper towels) and wring out as much liquid as you can. This is a very important step! Rinse out the food processor and set aside. (You’ll use it again in a minute).
Place your dry, minced veggies in a medium-sized bowl. Combine with your egg-of-choice, olive oil, several cracks of black pepper, and almond flour. *Note: Do not add salt to the mix, as you don’t want the veggies to release any more liquid.
Form patties out of 1/4 cup of the mixture and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. (Makes 4 small patties.) Spritz the tops with olive oil and bake for 35-45 minutes at 400 degrees, until golden brown.
While they are baking, make your pesto by combining all the pesto ingredients in the food processor. Process until smooth. (You’ll need to scrape the sides several times).
Also, create your zucchini noodles by taking a vegetable peeler (or mandoline slicer) and carefully peeling the zucchini to create ribbons. Also, slice a tomato with a serrated knife into 1/4 inch rounds. Finally, chop some fresh basil for garnish.
To assemble: Place your zucchini ribbons on a plate. Place your veggie burger patty on top. Top with a beet, a slice of tomato, and another beet, seasoning each layer with salt and pepper. Top with 2 Tbsp of pesto, and garnish with basil and pine nuts. I also dotted the zucchini ribbons with some of the extra pesto as a sauce.
Wow, oh wow. What. A. Meal! This was so fun to eat! The veggie burger had a complex flavor from all the different veggies, and was complimented by the nutty almond flour. I love when almond flour is baked in the oven – it becomes so toasty and really brings out the nuttiness!
The beet gave it an earthy sweetness, and the tomato was wonderfully juicy and delicious! But my faaaavorite part was the pesto! It was bright and fresh and really livened up the dish! It created this luxurious sauce for both the burger and the zucchini noodles!
I passed around my plate for everyone to take a bit and they all LOVED it! They said the flavor was delicate and fresh!
This is a repeat meal for sure 🙂
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59 responses to “the best Veggie Burger ever!”
Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it 😃
Thanks so much Crystal! This was one of my fav recipes ever! Glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox
Me too! I’m excited 😆
Aw yay! Haha thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
And thank you for sharing that yummy recipe! Yay, hugs and love xox
Wow, I’ll try one Caralyn! I’m not into the veggie burger thing but this looks great. I love your photo up top with the hat, so beautiful! 🥰😎
Thanks John! Oh I hope you do! This particular one is awesome! And shucks, thanks for saying that! Hugs and love xox
Your welcome! ☺️
This looks so good and healthy. Was thinking about making a veggie burger and then you come out with this today 😁. Definitely will be making this now.
Thank you!! Haha great minds think alike 😉 I hope you do! This one is super tasty! Have a great night and happy cooking! Hugs and love xox
Omg! Can I just come eat one of yours. That is a gorgeous looking burger!😍
Hahaha thanks so much! Absolutely! I’ll set a place for ya 😉 hehe Hugs and love xox
I LOVE a good veggie burger!! I try to eat more ant based if I can help it however I do live with a total Carnivore in Texas lol…..my favorite freezer selection is Dr. Pfragers. The best!!
I love your recipes my friend, so happy to have found your blog in the blogging world❤
Thanks so much!! Haha oh gosh – those Texans love their meat too!!! Hahaha oh I love Dr. Pfragers! Aw thanks for saying that! Have an awesome night! Hugs and love xox
Yum, this looks delicious!
Thank you so much Indra! Hope you have an awesome night! Hugs and love xox
Sounds delicious! I will have to try it. xo
Thank you so much!! I hope you do! It’s one of my all time favorites 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Yum! This sounds great, I am going to have a go at this one.
Thank you so much! I hope you do – it’s one of my very favorite recipes!! Hugs and love xox
Wow!!! That looks amazing. Very nice recipe, I’m sure it would taste delicious. I’m not vegetarian myself, but I really do like the veg stuff and eat it from time to time.
Aw thank you Philip! Oh yes – it definitely did taste delicious! Glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox
I am REALLY skeptical… but you have not led me wrong.. yet… I eat meat (and do not expect veg to replace same) but I am not close minded to the veggie universe especially when it looks so darn good (raw veggies just have food sex appeal when stacked – nice photos)
Haha thanks David. I promise this won’t disappoint! Haha Hugs and love xox
God is truly AMAZING! Just a couple days ago I was pondering the idea of making a good veggie burger, but never got around to looking for one! WOW Lord! Have Your way in our lives Lord, and boy do I love how You lead, guide, and provide for us in the small things!
Yes He is!! Oh wow that awesome! I hope you enjoy this one! Hugs and love xox
Haha thanks again x
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Thank you for the link up! Hugs and love xox
Saved this recipe! It looks so good!
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Awesome! Thank you so much Anna!! Hugs and love xox
OMG! This looks delicious! I will definitely try this burger.
Aw thank you Gail! Glad you thoughts so! Happy cooking! Hugs and love xox
Love the look, This is were I need to separate. I need to eat Meat. Sorry. There is somethings that you grow up with that are not easy to let go. However, I do see the value with your dietary needs. You just stay on course and make the best of it. Much Love.
Thanks so much! Haha no worries – I feel you!! I think a lot of people feel that way! Thanks for that ☺️ hope you’re having a great week! Hugs and love xox
Looks delicious! 😊
Thank you so much! Hugs and love xox
You are welcome! Hugs and love 🤗
Hi!! It is certainly the Most Beautiful Burger in the world!! You are a woman of many talents. I see a cookbook in your future!!
hi Donna! oh my gosh thank you so much!! you’re kind to say that! Hugs and love xox
thanks for always thinking of us vegans; this looks great!
haha no problem! hope you have a great weekend! thanks for stopping by! hh
Love this 😄 Thank you
Thank you so much! Hugs and love xox
Frick, that looks delish!
hhaha thank you! it certainly was! Hugs and love xox
I love burgers. 🙂
I actually had one today.
I gotta admit, I’m a total carnivore myself… but your burgers STILL look awesome! There’s nothing better than a burger you made yourself at home, and then totally pimped out. I make sure I arrange the veggies just right, use just the right condiments and spices, and toast the bun just oh-so-much…
It’s worth the effort! 🙂
Haha thank you Shaun! Oh yes this one was quite tasty! Hugs and love xox
Looks great. How come you leave out the egg yolk? You might go with a type of oil that has a higher smoke point so it doesn’t turn carcinogenic at 400 degrees. Rice bran oil can take 450.
Thank you so much! Oh that’s a great idea, thanks! I don’t eat egg yolks because i prefer the taste of the patties without them! Hugs and love xox
I’m assuming this was a “fork and knife” meal! Lol can’t see how one could pick that up and get the mouth around it without making a HUGE mess. Although, with burgers, sometimes the messier, the better 😁
Thanks! Hah yes a fork and knife meal for sure!! I agree! Haha Hugs and love xox