The Best Plant-based Burger Recipes for Your Next Outdoor Cookout

This summer has been far from typical, but cookouts are still very much a thing, and we want to make sure your next backyard barbecue or socially-distanced celebration is full of yummy plant-based burger options.

It’s easy to recreate the flavors and textures of beef while using only a mixture of vegetables, legumes, grains, and other plant-based ingredients. We’ve assembled a collection of our favorite plant-based burger recipes. We recommend serving them on a properly toasted bun with all the fixins and maybe some tangy/spicy/smoky condiments, but we’ll leave that decision up to you.

squash burgerButternut Squash Apple Burgers

These butternut squash apple burgers embody the spirit and taste of fall. Creamy butternut squash, tart Granny Smith apples, and toasted pumpkin seeds make for a fun combination of textures and autumnal flavors.

Chickpea Quinoa Burgers

Packed with flavor, crunch, heat, and protein, this recipe for chickpea quinoa burgers is sure to keep you full and happy. Tahini and cumin mimic the flavor profile of hummus, while sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds provide a satisfying bite.

farro white bean burgerFarro and White Bean Veggie Burgers

Farro is a healthy and hearty grain that does wonders when added to these farro and white beans veggie burgers. The combination of creamy white beans and toothsome farro makes for a flavorful and satisfying bite.

Portobello BurgerGrilled Portobello Burgers with Garlic Mayo

Feast your eyes on these super savory portobello burgers with garlic mayo. Packed with umami flavor, these lighter, veg-forward patties are sure to impress.

Mini-MushroomMini Mushroom Burgers

Who needs greasy sliders when you can have juicy mini mushroom burgers? Because you can finish them in only a few bites, these perfectly-portioned mini burgers are ideal for poolside eating.

Vegan BurgerVegan Black Bean Burgers with Guacamole and Charred Romaine Salad

These vegan and gluten-free black bean burgers are hearty enough for an all-day cookout. Ground oats give the patties structure while smoked paprika, sautéed onions, and lime bring the tang. In the warm weather, consider servings the burgers on a crunchy purple cabbage slaw.

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