I’m definitely a veggie burger person. I loved the very first veggie burger I ever tried and have seriously enjoyed most since then. I know veggie burgers aren’t everyone’s thing though. Believe me, whether it’s frozen or DIY veggie burgers, I hear plenty of objections from both vegetarians and omnivores every time I try to bust out a few patties for grilling at a summer gathering.
They’re too soft. They taste like beans (says the person who doesn’t like beans). No texture. Not filling enough. I get it. I don’t necessarily agree, but if you didn’t grow up eating meatless burgers I could see how any of the above might be off-putting. I have the solution though: nuts!
Throw some nuts into your veggie burger mixture and all those complaints (valid or not) go right out the window.
These particular nutty burgers are made with a base of walnuts and chickpeas. They’re super sturdy, have an amazing texture and they will fill you up like nobody’s business. They might just be the heartiest veggie burgers to ever come out of my kitchen. Dare I say, they even look pretty darn meaty, so if that’s what you’re missing in a burger, give them a try.
I kept the seasonings simple and savory. A little bit of vegetarian Worchestershire sauce goes a long way, and some maple horseradish mustard adds just the right amount of kick. You could really take the flavorings in any direction though, so have fun.Print
Walnuts add hearty texture and nutty flavor to these savory chickpea veggie burgers.
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