While fake meat alternatives may be owned by multinationals or linked to industrial food systems, veggie burgers don’t have to be off the menu.
You can just as easily create your own meat-free burger using sustainable and healthy veg and legumes, and avoid any high tech, lab-grown meat or ultra-processed ingredients altogether.
Setting your blender to blitz means it should cope with even the toughest roots and stems, and it’s a brilliant way to use up leftover fridge draw odds and ends, or getting more veg into your diet. As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time of year to perfect your DIY veggie burger technique before the main BBQ season.
Try these recipe ideas or add your own in the comments section:
Use onions, carrots and kohlrabi in an imaginative way to create a different take on a favourite dish. Click here to find the full recipe.
Korean-style vegan burgers
Made with chickpeas, mushrooms, ginger and miso this burger is packed full of protein as well as flavour. Find the recipe here.
Beetroot and carrot burgers
Use Portobello mushrooms as the bun to make a healthy meat free burger with a tender patty of carrot and beetroot. The recipe can be found here.
Courgette and falafel burger kit
Don’t have the time but want to expand your veggie burger horizons? Try this easy recipe kit for courgette and falafel burgers using organic ingredients and packed with flavour from harissa and fresh herbs.