Summer Veggie Burgers (GF, DF)

WOW!!! I know it’s been a while (my last post was in April) and I am so very sorry that I haven’t posted anything in a while, but I promise you that I have a very good excuse. I don’t want to go into details here regarding my whereabouts or what I’ve been up to, but I will offer an explanation in Tuesday’s post. So please stay tuned for that!

But in the meantime, I hope you all are having a great summer. I know I am!

I have a really tasty & satisfying Summer Veggie Burger recipe that is now a new favorite at my house. In the summer, I really just love grilled burgers. These burgers can either be grilled or cooked on the stove. They taste great either way!

Summer Veggie Burgers (GF, DF)

These burgers are a summer hit at my house. The burgers can be either grilled or cooked on the stove.

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  • 1 Cup Brown Rice, cooked
  • 1 Cup Walnuts
  • 1/2 tbsp. Avocado Oil
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt & Pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Cans Black Beans, drained, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 1/3 Cup GF Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp. Apple Butter


Heat the skillet over medium heat. When skillet is hot add the walnuts and toast for 5 min, stirring frequently until they are golden brown. Let cool.

In the same skillet the walnuts were toasted in, add 1/2 tbsp. of avocado oil and yellow onion. Season with salt & pepper. Salute for 3-4 min. Remove from heat and set aside.

When the walnuts are cooled, place them into a food processor with cumin, turmeric, salt, pepper, and coconut sugar and blend until you reach a fine meal consistency. Set aside.

Place the black beans into a bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher. Whatever works best for you. When you are mashing the beans, be sure to leave only a few beans whole. Then add in the cooked rice, walnut mixture, sautéed onion, panko breadcrumbs, and Apple Butter. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon for 2 min. or until moldable.

Form the mixture into burger patties. Cook the burgers on the stove for 3-4 min. per side.

Serve the burgers on toasted buns with a Kale salad on the side.


When mixing the ingredients, if the burger mixture appears to be too dry, then add in an extra 1-2 tbsp. of Apple Butter. If the mixture is too wet, then add in more panko breadcrumbs.

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