This is it: our definitive list of the best veggie burger recipes in the world! Veggie burgers are a tricky one to get right and there are definitely some dud vegetarian burger recipes out there.
I am sure I am not alone in having followed a recipe faithfully and ended up with bland mushy blobs which fall apart in the pan!
A good homemade veggie burger, however, once you get there, is healthy, full of flavour and easy to make.
What’s more, they are super versatile – if you have a foolproof recipe, like this black bean burger recipe, you can use that as a base to experiment with, by adding veg, or cheese, or different veggie burger toppings.
How to make the best veggie burger
While researching the best veggie burger recipes in the world, I discovered a few tips and tricks to make sure that your homemade veggie burgers do not disappoint.
The most important tip I learnt was, if you are using beans, to pop your beans in the oven for a while, before you mash them into patties, so that they dry out a bit.
This means your burger is more likely to hold together and have good texture.
If you want more tips , check out this article on tricks for making veggie burgers that won’t fall apart!
The best vegetarian burger recipes in the world are not just bean burgers! If you aren’t a fan of beans, you can try out a meaty halloumi burger recipe, a light, juicy, mushroom veggie burger or an extra-healthy quinoa veggie burger recipe.
Black Bean BurgersCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: firm, tasty, full of protein
A veggie black bean burger recipe that doesn’t fall apart, tastes awesome and can even be made vegan! What could be more BBQ perfect?
Smoky Black Bean Burger with Maple Dijon SauceCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 1 hour 21 minutes
Recipe by: TheSimpleGreen
Bonus: meaty, moist, smoky
A slightly longer recipe but worth it! This ‘meaty’ black bean burger recipe uses quinoa and kale. The outside can be cooked to a perfect crispiness that doesn’t dry out the inside; they’re moist yet stick together as good as any store bought veggie burger.
Portobello Mushroom and Goat’s Cheese BurgerCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 7 minutes
Recipe by: JamJarKitchen
Bonus: juicy, healthy, full of veg
You will not miss the beef in this delicious mushroom veggie burger using a portobello mushrooms cap paired with goats cheese, roasted red peppers and baby spinach. A quick and easy meal that is sure to make your meatless Monday something special!
Lentil BurgerCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: VintageKitchenNotes
Bonus: juicy, flavourful, healthy
These are a flavorful and easy alternative to traditional burgers, these veggie lentil burgers are very adaptable to your palate, and customizable with a few different ingredients. Cook them with cheese, put them between buns with your favorite toppings, and be amazed at the flavor!
Crispy Halloumi BurgerCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: ScrummyLane
Bonus: rich, crispy, cheesy
A really easy-to-make crispy halloumi burger recipe. Top brioche buns with shallow fried halloumi slices, then pile on ribbons of carrot and cucumber and sweet chilli mayonnaise. Delicious!
Shiitake Burger with Spicy AioliCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: VeggieChick
Bonus: protein-rich, firm texture, rich flavours
These Shiitake Black Bean Burgers are a unique twist on the veggie black bean burger recipe, with Asian flavors of ginger, shiitake mushrooms, Sriracha and peppery arugula. Also learn the tricks to make sure your burgers are FIRM and not mushy at all
Cheddar Cauliflower BurgerCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: RunningToTheKitchen
Bonus: cheesy, healthy, delicious
These vegetarian cauliflower burgers are stuffed with cheddar cheese and topped with pickled red cabbage and a zesty, refreshing cilantro pesto.
Ultimate Meatball BurgerCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 1 hour 20 minutes (prep 10 mins)
Recipe by: Cadry’sKitchen
Bonus: firm, meaty, full of protein
This hearty burger will fulfill any meat lover. Stuffed with greens and loads of protein, then topped with the perfect homemade pizza sauce, it’s an all-in-one type of meal! From the first bite to the last, you’ll love the warm, comforting flavor of this burger, kind of like being wrapped in your favorite cozy blanket.
Cheesy Veggie BurgerCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 1 hour 35 minutes (1 hour refrigeration time)
Recipe by: KitchenSanctuary
Bonus: firm, tasty, full of protein
Vibrant tasty veg, gooey-melty cheese and crispy breadcrumbs. A perfect Meatless Monday meal! These Cheesy Veggie burgers are easily one of the best veggie burger recipes in the world! Just lots of bright veg smothered in oozy, cheesy crunchiness. The whole family will LOVE these.
Quinoa BurgersCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: easy, delicious, full of protein
The BEST quinoa veggie burger recipes EVER! Just follow our easy instructions and you’ll be chowing down in no time! These are the future, and they’re here to stay.
Try it now!
- 1 tbsp cilantro/coriander, fresh (or mint)
- 1 cup spinach (or lettuce)
- To cook the quinoa, use double the amount of water to quinoa, add a little salt, and cook until the water has evaporated. Then take it off the heat and cover with a tea towel for five minutes. It should expand and go fluffy and light.
- Let it cool down well.
- Add the egg, cumin, ground coriander, lime zest and grated cheese.
- Season with salt and pepper and stir really well.
- Form four patties and fry them on medium heat with normal oil, both sides roughly 3-4 minutes.
- Mash up the avocado with mayonnaise, salt, pepper, lime juice and chopped coriander.
- Thinly slice a red onion, wash the baby spinach.
- Layer out from top to bottom:
Bread, mashed avocado, salad leaves, onions, figs, quinoa patty, mint or coriander leaves, mashed avocado, bread.
So those are our top 10 best veggie burger recipes in the world! We hope you think so too. Which did you think was the best veggie burger recipe? Was it a veggie bean burger recipe? Or something else? Let us know in the comments!