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homemade vegan burger recipe served on bread roll with tomato slices, cress and a side of homemade sweet potato wedges

A super easy vegan burger recipe that’s bursting with flavours – you just need to choose your toppings and tuck in!

Our super tasty vegan burger is simple to make and packed with flavour. Making it a quick and easy vegan meal idea

Made from a delicious combination of chickpeas, nuts, vegetables, oats and spices you can throw these together really easily.

Best of all they only take a few minutes on each side to cook to, so they’re ready to eat fast.

This is one of our favourite vegetarian kid friendly recipes – my kids always eat these happily as long as they come with a side of fries and dip!

Easy vegan burger ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil – switch this for rapeseed oil if you prefer.
  • 1 clove of garlic – finely chopped or grated
  • 1 onion – diced
  • 1 red pepper – finely diced
  • 30g pine nuts
  • 20g rolled oats
  • 400g tin chickpeas
  • 1 tsp harissa paste – you could swap this for chipotle paste if you prefer
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • pinch of sea salt

How to make easy vegan burgers

  • Add a splash of olive oil to a frying pan – gently fry the garlic, onion and pepper until soft, then leave to one side to cool completely.
  • In a food processor blitz the pine nuts and oats until they’re smooth.
  • Tip in the chickpeas and pulse so you get a chunky textured paste.
  • Tip the chickpea, nut and oat mixture into a mixing bowl with the cold onions and peppers.
  • Add the harissa paste and cumin and a pinch of salt and mix everything together with a wooden spoon.
  • Divide the mixture into four and form into burger patties – using a little dusting of flour on your hands will help here.
  • Leave the burgers in the fridge to firm up for an hour or two before cooking.
  • To cook just fry in a little olive oil for around 4 minutes each side until browned.

Vegan Burger Topping Ideas

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Okay, now you’ve made your easy vegan burgers, you’ve got to add some delicious vegan toppings… right?

These are my BEST vegan burger toppings and they’re perfect for turning an ordinary meat free burger into something a whole lot more special!

Vegan Burger Toppings

Delicious vegan burger toppings to throw on your bun!

More tasty vegan burger toppings to try

  • Heinz Tomato Ketchup
  • Heinz BBQ Sauce
  • Hellman’s Vegan Mayo – you could also add flavours to this vegan mayo to really add a twist to your burger! Try lemon zest, grated garlic or even a touch of chipotle chilli paste for a creamy, mouthwatering vegan burger topping.
  • Dill pickles
  • Fresh salad and tomato slices
  • Vegan cheese

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Make vegan burgers your own way

  • go spicier with a pinch of chilli flakes 
  • grate in some root veggies – try beetroot or carrot
  • add in some lemon zest and chopped coriander

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Vegan side dishes to serve with your burger

  • Sweet Potato Wedges with Herby Lemon Mayo – these delicious sweet potato wedges are super easy to make – just switch the mayo for vegan mayo and you’re good to go!
  • Spicy Oven Fries – add little flair to plain old boring oven chips with our spicy fries recipe – loaded with spices, herbs and little spicy mayo dip.
  • Vegan Potato Salad a delicious, easy vegan potato salad with plant based dressing – super simple and tasty.

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Yield: Makes 4

Easy Vegan Burgers

homemade vegan burger on a white roll with salad, tomatoes and cress alongside a portion of rustic sweet potato wedges.

Super easy vegan burgers recipe with chickpeas

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil 
  • 1 clove garlic - finely chopped
  • 1 onion - diced 
  • 1 red pepper - diced 
  • 30g pine nuts
  • 20g rolled oats
  • 400g tin chickpeas 
  • 1 tsp Harissa paste 
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin 
  • pinch sea salt 

Instructions

  1. Add the splash of olive oil to a frying pan - gently fry the garlic, onion and pepper until soft, then leave to one side to cool completely.
  2. In a a food processor blitz the pine nuts and oats until they're smooth.
  3. Tip the chickpea, nut and oat mixture into a mixing bowl with the cold onions and peppers.
  4. Add the harissa paste and cumin and a pinch of salt and mix everything together with a wooden spoon.
  5. Divide the mixture into four and form into burger patties - using a light dusting of flour on your hands will help here.
  6. Leave the burgers in the fridge to firm up for an hour or two before cooking.
  7. To cook just fry in a little olive oil for around 4 minutes each side until browned

Notes

Serve the burgers in bread rolls with your favourite toppings and sides

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 9gSugar: 8gProtein: 11g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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