Traditional burgers are obviously loaded with animal-based ingredients, but also a wide range of other unhealthy elements. That’s why even some meat eaters are turning toward plant-based alternatives. The plant-based burger might very well be where meat eaters and plant-based foodies organically (no pun intended) come together these days. That should make for a promising cookout season!
But there are so many different kinds of plant-based burgers. Anyone following a plant-based diet has at some point encountered the to-burger-or-not-to-burger question, and it often comes down to texture (AKA, the mush factor). Some are partial to it, while others prefer a denser burger. Thankfully, you have lots of options. To help you satisfy plant-based burger eaters everywhere, we’ve put together our favorite recipes—perfect for this grilling season, or all year round. These recipes feature a wide variety of ingredients—beans, lentils, oats, rice, mushrooms, tofu, tempeh, and a variety of herbs and spices—that yield various textures, tastes, and personalities for you to experiment with. Enjoy!
These patties are as versatile as they are delicious: you can serve them on a whole grain bun, in a wrap (even a lettuce wrap!), over a salad, or as a hearty topping for a Buddha bowl.
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