Mouth-Watering Gluten-Free Veggie Burger Recipe

Step right up, my dear readers, and get ready to sink your teeth into the most delicious gluten-free veggie burgers you’ve ever tasted. As a nutritionist and food blogger, I know firsthand how important it is to fuel your body with healthy, organic, and dairy-free foods. That’s why I’ve created this recipe that not only meets all those criteria but is also packed with flavor that will leave you wanting more.

Veggie burgers have come a long way from being bland and unappetizing patties that no one wants to eat. But let me tell you that my recipe is a game-changer. Filled with black beans, quinoa, and a variety of veggies like mushrooms, zucchini, onions, and sweet potatoes, these burgers pack some serious taste in each bite.

Whether you are vegan or simply looking for a healthier alternative to beef burgers, this gluten-free veggie burger recipe has got you covered. It’s an easy-to-make recipe that will provide you with ultimate satisfaction without compromising on taste.

So, let’s fire up that grill and get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Veggie Burgers
Gluten Free Veggie Burgers

Are you looking for a delicious and healthy veggie burger recipe that’s gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan? Look no further! I’ve got the ultimate recipe for you that is perfect for those who are health-conscious, want to reduce their meat consumption or have dietary restrictions.

These gluten-free black bean and quinoa burgers are packed with protein, fiber and nutrients that will make your taste buds dance with joy. The combination of black beans, quinoa, mushrooms, zucchini, onions and spices creates a flavor explosion in your mouth that will leave you wanting more.

What I love about this recipe is its versatility. You can switch up the ingredients based on what you have on hand or based on your personal preferences. You can add avocado, lettuce, tomato or any other toppings to make it your own.

Not only is this veggie burger recipe delicious, but it’s also easy to make. All you need is a food processor and a few simple ingredients. And these burgers hold together well thanks to the vegan binder of tapioca starch and potato starch.

Plus, these burgers are perfect for meal prep. You can make a big batch and store them in the fridge or freezer for later. And they’re great for packing in lunches or taking on-the-go.

So what are you waiting for? Try out this delicious and easy-to-make gluten-free veggie burger recipe that will satisfy your hunger while also nourishing your body with healthy ingredients. Your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

 These gluten-free veggie burgers are about to satisfy all your cravings!
These gluten-free veggie burgers are about to satisfy all your cravings!

Here are the gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients required for this delicious and nutritious veggie burger recipe:

  • 1 cup cooked black beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten-free)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 small zucchini, grated and strained
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped mushrooms (whichever variety you prefer)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic (about two large cloves)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste

These vegan veggie burger recipe ingredients make about ten burgers. All the ingredients above are plant-based except for the eggs and monterey jack cheese used in Dr Praeger’s California Veggie Burgers. You can substitute these with vegan binder like mashed sweet potato/yam or with your favorite vegan cheese.

The Recipe How-To

 Once you try these veggie burgers, you won't ever go back to meat burgers.
Once you try these veggie burgers, you won’t ever go back to meat burgers.

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients required, it’s time to get cooking! Here is a detailed recipe on how to create delicious Gluten-Free Veggie Burgers.

Step 1: Prepare the Veggie Mixture

In a frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add 3/4 cup diced red onion and cook for 2 minutes. Then, add 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms and 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini to the frying pan. Cook until tender and fragrant.

Step 2: Mash Black Beans

In a mixing bowl, mash two cans of black beans (15 oz each) using a fork or potato masher. Leave some beans intact to add texture to the burgers.

Step 3: Combine Ingredients

Add the cooked veggie mixture to the mashed black beans. To this mixture, add in 3 tablespoons of tapioca starch, 1 cup of cooked quinoa, and 1 cup rolled oats. Gently stir together all ingredients until well combined.

Step 4: Add Flavoring

To give these burgers a great flavor, add in 1 tablespoon dried rosemary and 1 tablespoon dried thyme. You may also add other seasonings that suit your taste.

Step 5: Bind Ingredients Together

Add in 3 large eggs as a vegan binder to hold together all ingredients. Mix everything thoroughly.

Step 6: Form Patties and Fry

Divide the veggie mixture into about 10 equal portions (or adjust according to how big you want your burger). Using your hands or a cookie cutter, form patties with your desired shape and size.

In a frying pan, heat up 2 tablespoons avocado oil over medium-high heat. Place the patties on the pan and cook until well browned, approximately 4-5 minutes each side.

Step 7: Assemble the Burgers!

Gather your favorite toppings and buns to assemble your burgers. Enjoy!

Now that you know how to prepare these scrumptious gluten-free veggie burgers, there’s no stopping you from making them at home. Keep experimenting with different combinations of vegetables and spices to find the perfect one for you!

Substitutions and Variations

 This is what we call a truly hearty veggie burger – so full of flavor.
This is what we call a truly hearty veggie burger – so full of flavor.

One of the great things about veggie burgers is their versatility. There are many ways to make a delicious and healthy veggie burger, and you can adapt this recipe to suit your tastes and dietary preferences.

If you want to make this recipe vegan, simply omit the Monterey Jack cheese and substitute with a non-dairy cheese or nutritional yeast for extra flavor. You could also add some vegan binder like flax eggs, aquafaba or mashed black beans to hold the mixture together.

For those who are gluten free, you can swap out both the tapioca starch and potato starch with arrowroot flour or cornstarch. Rolled oats can be replaced with certified gluten free ones.

If you don’t have all the vegetables listed in the recipe, feel free to substitute them with whatever is in your fridge. Carrots, bell peppers or broccoli would all work well. You could also try using other beans aside from black beans, such as chickpeas or kidney beans.

Looking for different flavors? Add some herbs like parsley, cilantro or basil to the mixture. You can also add some spices such as smoked paprika, cumin or chili powder for an extra kick. Green chili or beet burgers are also popular variations of veggie burgers that you could try.

Finally, instead of serving your burger on a bun, try wrapping it in lettuce leaves or collard greens for a grain-free option. Avocado slices and homemade aioli sauce make a great addition to any veggie burger too.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to making veggie burgers. Experiment with different combinations until you find your perfect recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 The ultimate in texture and taste, our gluten-free veggie burgers are the perfect main course for any meal.
The ultimate in texture and taste, our gluten-free veggie burgers are the perfect main course for any meal.

You might be wondering how to serve these gluten-free veggie burgers. Let’s explore some options that will give you a mouth-watering meal.

Firstly, I love serving these burgers without the bun. You can create a beautiful and healthy bowl meal by adding some veggies, rice or quinoa, and a helping of guacamole or hummus. This method is perfect if you’re trying to cut down on carbs or want a gluten-free option.

If you’re feeling like you need that classic ‘burger experience,’ grab yourself some gluten-free buns from your local health food store. Add some toppings like slices of tomato, avocado, or even some vegan cheese and lettuce.

These veggie burgers also pair well with a crisp salad or roasted veggies. If you’re looking for something heartier, serve them with sweet potato fries, beetroot chips or even some corn on the cob.

When it comes to drinks, I recommend pairing these burgers with a refreshing glass of lemonade or iced tea. Alternatively, a cold beer or glass of red wine can bring out the flavors in the burger.

Overall, these gluten-free veggie burgers are versatile and delicious. So experiment with serving and pairing options until you find what works best for you!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Nothing beats a homemade veggie burger – especially when it's gluten-free and packed with fresh veggies.
Nothing beats a homemade veggie burger – especially when it’s gluten-free and packed with fresh veggies.

Making veggie burgers in advance is a great way to save time and have healthy meals readily available throughout the week. Once cooked, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze them for longer storage.

For reheating, gently microwave them for 30 seconds or until warmed through, or place them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-15 minutes until heated thoroughly. You can also add a tablespoon of water to keep them moist or brush them with olive oil before placing them in the oven.

If you prefer grilling your veggie burgers, make sure to brush them with avocado oil and cook them over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes each side or until heated through.

In addition to reheating as is, you can also crumble them up onto salads or serve them as patties on hamburger buns. These gluten-free and vegetarian burgers are so versatile that they pair really well with a variety of toppings like avocado, salsa or your favorite cheese – try Monterey Jack for a smooth mild flavor.

Overall, making gluten-free veggie burgers ahead of time and storing them properly can make your lunch preparation much easier while still providing you with delicious and healthy plant-based meals.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Why settle for take-out when you can make these delicious gluten-free veggie burgers at home?
Why settle for take-out when you can make these delicious gluten-free veggie burgers at home?

Creating the perfect veggie burger can be a bit tricky, but with these tips, you’ll be able to knock it out of the park every time! Here are some things to keep in mind as you make this recipe:

Firstly, don’t skip the step of adding a vegan binder in your patty mixture. Veggie burgers are notorious for falling apart because they don’t have a natural binding agent like meat does. The binder will help hold everything together and prevent crumbly or soggy patties. In this recipe, the eggs serve as a binder, but if you need an egg-free option, try using flax or chia eggs.

Next up is baking versus frying. You can pan-fry your patties for that crispy crust if desired, but I found baking them at 375°F for about 25 minutes results in a juicy and flavorful patty with minimal oil. If you do choose to fry them up, use avocado oil – it has a high smoke point which makes it great for high-heat cooking.

It’s also best if your veggies are diced into small pieces so that each bite has a balanced flavor and texture. Use fresh herbs and veggies whenever possible to enhance the taste of your patties.

Use parchment paper liners to prevent sticking when shaping your patties. It makes transferring to the baking sheet or pan much easier while keeping the patties intact.

Finally, let them rest before serving! This is especially important when baking – resist the urge to dig in right away. Letting them rest allows the flavors to meld together and helps keep the patties firm.

With these tips in mind, you’ll have perfect results every time with this gluten-free veggie burger recipe!


As a nutritionist and food blogger, I have received many inquiries from my readers about different recipes. Some questions are related to ingredients, others are related to equipment, and some are related to the overall recipe. In this section, I have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding this Gluten Free Veggie Burgers recipe.

What can I use to bind veggie burgers?

When it comes to making vegan burgers, there are various options for binders instead of eggs. While eggs are known for their binding properties, vegans can substitute dry ingredients like wheat germ, bread crumbs or oats. Ground flaxseeds also make a great egg replacer. The trick is to ensure that the other ingredients in the recipe provide enough moisture to make a sturdy burger patty.

Are any veggie burgers gluten-free?

If you’re searching for a gluten-free meal option, the Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods ® Gluten-Free California Veggie Burger might just be the perfect choice for you. This burger is the gluten-free version of their bestselling dish and includes a combination of carrots, zucchini, and red peppers that form a delightful flavor and texture that Dr. Praeger’s is renowned for.

Are most veggie burgers gluten-free?

Most vegetarian and vegan alternatives to meat products contain gluten. This includes veggie burgers, veggie sausage links, and textured vegetable protein crumbles. Seitan, which is commonly used in vegetarian Asian cuisine, is made from wheat and therefore contains gluten. Even tempeh and tofu can contain gluten if they are made with wheat or barley, or flavored or breaded with wheat-derived soy sauce.

What is the best vegan binder for veggie burgers?

When preparing vegan burgers, the typical egg binder is replaced with alternative ingredients such as silken tofu, flax egg, or aquafaba. Egg substitutes that mimic the egg-like texture tend to work better at holding the burger together. Silken tofu stands out as the most ideal vegan binder with its closest resemblance to an actual egg binder.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these gluten-free veggie burgers are the perfect alternative to traditional beef burgers. They are packed with flavor and healthy ingredients that will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished. Plus, the ability to substitute and vary different ingredients allows for endless possibilities and customization.

Whether you follow a vegan or vegetarian diet or simply want to add more plant-based options to your meals, these burgers are a delicious and easy-to-make option. And with the tips and recommendations provided in this article, you’re sure to get perfect results every time you make them.

So, why not give this recipe a try? Not only will it be better for your health and the environment, but it’s also a cruelty-free option that supports animal welfare. Trust me, your taste buds and conscience will thank you!

Gluten Free Veggie Burgers

Gluten Free Veggie Burgers Recipe

A Bette Hagman recipe. It makes a great pattie to serve plain or topped with ketchup. It's a little soft to go into a bun though and is better served as a main dish with potato salad on the side.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 5 patties
Calories 171.6 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped mushroom
  • 1/2 cup grated monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup rice bran
  • 3 tablespoons minced onions
  • 3 tablespoons rice flour
  • 2 teaspoons potato starch
  • 1 teaspoon tapioca starch
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten slightly
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (for frying)


  • Combine zucchini, mushrooms, cheese, rice bran, onions, flours, steak sauce and spices in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the eggs and mix well.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan.
  • Form 5 patties about 3/4 of an inch thick.
  • Cook on medium heat for about four or five minutes on each side, or until a deep golden brown.

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Serving: 654gCalories: 171.6kcalCarbohydrates: 14.4gProtein: 8.3gFat: 10.8gSaturated Fat: 3.7gCholesterol: 94.7mgSodium: 94.6mgFiber: 3.4gSugar: 1.5g
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