20 Best Burger Recipes | Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, and Whole 30

Everyone loves a good burger, right? Problem is, sometimes it can be tough to find amazing burger recipes that have the perfect combo of flavour, texture and heartiness. If you’ve been searching for the ultimate burger, we’ve done the legwork for you and discovered these 20 Best Burger Recipes. You’re welcome.

Homemade burgers are a fantastic alternative to store-bought versions. There’s no preservatives, binders, fillers, factory-farmed animal products or byproducts – just whole ingredients (and no freezer burn either!).

Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, Paleo or Whole 30, you’ll find something here to tantalize your taste buds. Fire up the grill, pre-heat the oven or oil up your favourite skillet and sizzle away!

The 20 Best Burger Recipes

Baked Sweet Potato Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Sweet Potato Black Bean Veggie Burgers - 20 Best Burger Recipes

Baked Sweet Potato Black Bean Veggie Burgers by Joy Food Sunshine

These fibre-packed and veggie-loaded burgers are so tasty they’ll become your new family favourite. The post also includes great tips for freezing burgers and making substitutions – all of your bases are covered.


Vegan Cauliflower Steak Burger

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Vegan Cauliflower Steak Burger by Apollo and Luna

Take a roasted cauliflower ‘steak’ and shove it into a burger. Genius! Well played, Molly. Well played indeed.


Spinach Artichoke White Bean Burgers

Spinach Artichoke White Bean Burgers - Best Burger Recipes

Spinach Artichoke White Bean Burgers by Veggie Inspired

Want to sneak more greens into your life? Try this spinach-stuffed bean burger dolloped with pesto. Green eating has never been more simple or delish.


Strawberry Oregano Turkey Burgers

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Strawberry Oregano Turkey Burgers by The Castaway Kitchen

These Paleo, Whole 30 burgers make creative use of summer strawberries, which lends a sweet flavour and keeps the burgers moist. Yum.


Easy Oven Baked Falafel Burgers

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Easy Oven Baked Falafel Burger by My Lavender Blues

This simple yet flavourful chickpea burger is designed to be served over greens with tomatoes and cucumber – we adore this bun-free style!


Juicy Portobello Burgers with Vegan Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onions

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Juicy Portobello Burgers with Vegan Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onions by Blissful Basil

You could take a portobello mushroom, slap it on the grill and call it a day. Or, you could marinate it in vinegar, herbs and oil and top it with tangy homemade vegan blue cheese and sweet caramelized onions. We’ll opt for the latter.


Vegan Beetroot Burgers

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Vegan Beetroot Burgers by The Little Plantation

This heavenly beet burger is filled with grains, beans, nuts, veg and spices – it really has it all. And we highly recommend making the kale-walnut pesto to dollop on top.


Red Lentil Quinoa Cakes with Harissa

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Red Lentil Quinoa Cakes with Harissa by The Full Helping

These protein-packed vegan burgers get a spicy kick from harissa powder or paste, a Middle Eastern mix of spices. And no Middle Eastern-inspired dish is complete with a delicious tahini sauce – which thankfully, Gena provides.


Green Goddess Turkey Burgers

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Green Goddess Turkey Burgers by The Iron You

A super easy burger recipe studded with green herbs – there’s really no excuse not to make them.


Roasted Red Pepper Chickpea Burgers

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Roasted Red Pepper Chickpea Burgers by Eat Spin Run Repeat (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)

We adore the sweet, smoky flavour of roasted red peppers – and they add extra flair and colour to these nutritious vegan burgers.


Kale + Broccoli Salmon Burgers

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Kale + Broccoli Salmon Burgers by Hummusapien

Some foods, when paired together, are greater than the sum of their parts. Salmon and broccoli is one example – and these tasty burgers will help you get the most out of their bone-building and strengthening properties. This is culinary nutrition in action!


Paleo ‘Ramen’ Burgers with Parsnip Noodle Buns

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Paleo ‘Ramen’ Burgers with Parsnip Noodle Buns by Feed Me Phoebe

No need to miss out on the ramen burger trend if you’re grain-free and gluten-free – just make these turkey burgers and sandwich them between spiralized parsnip noodles. We’ll never turn down an excuse to use our spiralizer!


Juice Pulp Burgers

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Juice Pulp Burgers by The Green Creator

This recipe scores you a two-for-one deal: you get a power-packed glass of juice and batch of delicious vegan burgers. Made with juice pulp, oats and spices, these burgers are loaded with digestive-supportive and heart-friendly fibre!


Spinach + Artichoke Turkey Burgers with Roasted Tomato Mayo

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Spinach + Artichoke Turkey Burgers with Roasted Tomato Mayo by That Clean Life (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)

This juicy, veggie-packed turkey burger is paired with a must-make dairy-free cashew mayo. Plus, discover a handy gadget for shaping and storing burgers!


Vegan Lentil Walnut Burgers

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Vegan Lentil Walnut Burgers by Vegan Richa

These protein-packed burgers are flavourful, hearty and gently spiced. With all that this burger has going on, no one will miss the meat.


Cauliflower Hemp Burgers

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Cauliflower Hemp Burgers by Veggies Don’t Bite

There are several heaping cups of veggies in this burger recipe, along with beans, almond flour and hemp seeds, so you’ve got everything you need for a complete meal in one delicious patty.


Mushroom Chickpea Burgers

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Mushroom Chickpea Burgers by The Little Green Spoon

Mushroom lovers will adore these richly flavoured vegan + gluten-free burgers. We love the topping suggestion of kimchi, as its one of favourite fermented foods.


Avocado + Spicy Mayo Stuffed Burgers

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Avocado + Spicy Mayo Stuffed Burgers by The Healthy Foodie

We can’t imagine any culinary nutritionist who doesn’t love avocados. While guacamole is an obvious choice, we love seeing avocados used in interesting ways. Why put an avocado on top of your burger when you can stuff it inside and get a creamy mouthful with each bite?


Imam Bayildi Burgers with Puy Lentils

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Imam Bayildi Burgers with Puy Lentils by Everyday Healthy Recipes

Eggplant has a thick, chewy texture that is perfect as a burger when tossed on the grill or pan-fried. This version is topped with a quick + easy lentil stew for a delicious, hearty meal.


Buckwheat Sweet Potato Burgers

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Buckwheat Sweet Potato Burgers by Meghan Telpner (*ACN Founder + Director)

This nutritious burger is loaded with plant-based superfoods and highlights buckwheat, an amazing gluten-free grain that helps us de-stress, poop on the regular and keeps our hearts healthy. Make ’em.

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