Are you cooking for vegetarians or vegans this 4th of July? Dont' settle for store-bought veggie burgers. Instead, prepare amazing veggie burger recipes that even carnivores will want to devour. These divine veggie burger recipes are inspired by flavors around the world, including Asia and the Mediterranean, and put frozen patties to shame. Take a look below and choose your favorites. Don't miss the video at the bottom of the page with step-by-step instructions for making the ultimate veggie burger.
Even meat lovers won't be able to resist these tofu vegan burgers (pictured above) with an Asian twist. Thinly sliced tofu is marinated in soy sauce, tabasco and ketchup for an hour then pan fried until golden. Blanched veggies and a peanut sauce are the finishing touches of this glorious veggie burger.
Pea and Spelt Veggie Burgers
These hearty vegan burgers are made from spelt, an ancient grain popular in Europe. Enjoy them with a side of fries sprinkled with paprika, curry powder, thyme and cumin.
Ricotta Veggie Burger
Give a Mediterranean feel to your cookout with these ricotta-based burgers. Diced zucchini, corn and chopped red bell pepper add flavor and texture to the veggie burgers. Pan fry them until golden brown and serve tucked into a baguette.
Veggie Burgers with Nut Crust
You'll love biting through the crunchy exterior of these vegetarian burgers. The recipe is a spin on classic potato pancakes but these are mixed with other veggies then rolled in crushed almonds, macadamia nuts and hazelnuts. A slice of baguette offers a nice alternative to traditional buns.
Here's a mouthwatering veggie burger recipe made with onions, red pepper, chickpeas and spices. Serve it on grilled buns and a bed of spicy arugula and a touch of sriracha if you like things spicy.
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