These vegan veggie burgers – that you can actually grill! – have a Thai peanut twist and curry kick! They’re a tasty paleo, whole30 and gluten free Summer dinner for under 250 calories!
Making a very, very bold statement right now:
These are the veggie burgers that are going to make you ACTUALLY like eating veggie burgers.
I mean you might already have some favorite sweet potato veggie burgers, black bean power burgers or maybe you totally dig the vegan buffalo patties with avocado dip, BUT these burgers are CHANGING THE GAME for a FEW reasons:
- ZERO BEANS.
I know. It blew my mind too.
See above point with NO beans. Leaving our legume friends out of these veggie burger shenanigans knocks back ALL of them carbs that you’re trying to avoid for bikini-body reasons. BUT you still get the whole burger feeling without having to resort to something like a grilled Thai beef salad and eating meat.
Did you know that you could blend up walnuts, mix it with cauliflower, and it would mimic the texture of MEAT? I saw all these meatless-meat recipes on Pinterest, using walnuts, and my curiosity was piqued. However, there were not high hopes because nuts = meat? DOES NOT COMPUTE.
LIKE. WHOA you guys. It WERKS.
- Last, but not least, the BEST part: you can GRILL THEM.
Grilled veggies burgers that 1. Taste great and 2. Actually hold together while you give them some smoky char – yes, EVEN WHEN you flip them (peep those grill marks yo!) – are a real thing that exists in the universe of food.
We’ve all been there. Tryin’a grill a burger, made of plants and whole-food nutrition and, when you go to flip, your face takes a DIP.
Translation: you frown because your delicious food is now a pile-of-mush and is most DEFINITELY not going near a face near you soon.
Let’s talk about how to make veggie burgers that you actually love.
Step 1: TOAST the walnuts. RESIST the urge to use them raw, so that you can succeed in all your goals of never turning on the oven in the Summer. This is gonna give your burgs’ a MEGA punch of roasty-toasty nutty vibes that is going to do wonderful things inside your mouth. SRSLY.
Step 2: Throw almost ALL of the ingredients in a food processor and let it do its THANG, until everything is mushy and mixed together. <– How EASY is that.
P.s. Mushy in the best kind of way. Pinky promise.
Speaking of ingredients, one of them is peanut butter. Whiiiiich obviously means that you will be totally addicted to Thai-inspired burger bites because – HELLO NUT BUTTER.
You’re going there.
Step 3: Form into patties. The best way to do this is to pack the mixture into a 1/3 cup measure and then form that perfectly-measured amount into your plant-based patties.
Step 4. GRILL. <3 Charry, grill marks FOREVAH <3
Step 5: Top with the creamiest (2 ingredient!) coconut avocado sauce because AVOCADOS, and then pile HIGH on your lettuce of choice (I’m a butter lettuce fan!) with ALL the fixins:
- Bean sprouts
- More Cilantro
- More Green onion
- More sesame seeds
A good burger is about the toppin’s and you have ALL the options.
Go forth into the universe and declare your love of (totally grillable!) powered-up-plant eats.
I also shared the low carb Thai Curry Grilled Veggie Burgers Recipe on Food Fanatic – so be sure to check it out there!
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: SMART POINTS: 7 POINTS+: 6. OLD POINTS: 5
(per 1 burger with sauce – no including garnishes)
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