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The best vegetarian and vegan burger recipes

by Jessica Lockyer-Palmer

published on 16 May 2018

A good burger needn’t rely on meat. With the right combination of fresh ingredients and flavourings, meat-free patties can be just as flavourful (if not more so) than a standard burger. From squeaky grilled halloumi to meaty black bean, and from umami-rich portobello to perfectly seasoned tofu, these are some of the very best vegan and vegetarian burger recipes.

Chipotle Mushroom and Black Bean Burgers with Peanut and Lime

Chipotle Mushroom and Black Bean Burgers with Peanut and Lime

Roasting Tin author Rukmini Iyer is famous for her bold approach to flavour, and this recipe is no exception. A punchy fusion of black beans, chipotle-coated mushrooms, peanut, and lime, these burgers are guaranteed to impress.

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Feta and Black Bean Burgers

Feta and Black Bean Burgers

The mix of black beans and chestnut flour in this recipe creates a patty that’s perfectly crisp on the outside and creamy in the middle. Add to that the kick of jalapeño and the tang of feta, and you’ve got yourself some utterly moreish burgers.

Grilled Halloumi Burgers with Chilli Ketchup and Tahini Mayo

Grilled Halloumi Burgers with Chilli Ketchup and Tahini Mayo

Salty, substantial, and pleasantly chewy, halloumi is one of the best replacements for meat in a veggie burger. This recipe from veggie twins, The Happy Pear, is packed with extra flavour thanks to creamy tahini mayo and flavoursome chilli ketchup.

Jamie Oliver’s Roasted Black Bean Burgers with Zingy Salsa, Yoghurt, Sliced Mango and Avocado

Jamie Oliver’s Roasted Black Bean Burgers with Zingy Salsa, Yoghurt, Sliced Mango and Avocado

These protein-packed burgers from Jamie Oliver are made with black beans and mushrooms. Serve them in soft rolls along with lashings of fresh mango, avocado, and tomato salsa.

Mega Veggie Burgers Garden Salad and Basil Dressing

Mega Veggie Burgers Garden Salad and Basil Dressing

This light veggie burger is made with richly seasoned tofu, and served with a fresh garden salad and a herby dressing.

Mexican Veggie Burgers with Sriracha Ketchup

Mexican Veggie Burgers with Sriracha Ketchup

by Heather Thomas

These chunky chickpea burgers are a Mexican-inspired sensation, with flavours of jalapeño, lime and coriander and a topping of guacamole and sriracha ketchup.

Portobello Pecan Burger with Roasted Pumpkin Wedges

Portobello Pecan Burger with Roasted Pumpkin Wedges

by Lee Watson

This vegan recipe uses a blend of portobello mushrooms and pecans to create a rich and indulgent burger. Definitely don’t skip the side of sweet pumpkin wedges.

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