Curried Veggie Burgers

Just because you don’t eat meat doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a burger. Here is a vegan dish that carries a whole lot of spice!

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Just because you don’t eat meat doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a burger. Unfortunately lots of store-bought veggie burgers contains gluten. Here is a vegan dish that carries a whole lot of spice!

In episode 11 of Gluten Free Tasty, host Phoebe Lapine demonstrates how to make some curried veggie burgers with all the taste and none of the gluten. These veggie patties are loaded with an assortment of vegetables ranging from chickpeas to zucchini and quinoa. This a great recipe for summer cookouts with the family especially if your family members are vegan and prefer to not eat gluten.


  • Olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 medium zucchini, coarsely grated or julienned
  • Sea salt
  • One 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • One 15-ounce can lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium non-stick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over a medium-high flame. Saute the onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, curry powder, turmeric, zucchini, and ½ teaspoon salt. Continue to saute until the zucchini is soft, another 3 minutes. Set aside. Meanwhile, in a medium food processor, pulse the chickpeas, lentils, Dijon, lime juice, cilantro, and ½ teaspoon salt until coarsely pureed. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the lentil mixture, quinoa, and zucchini mixture. Taste for seasoning and add more salt as necessary. Form the mixture into heaping ½ cup sized patties. Arrange on a plate and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes, or overnight. In a large non-stick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over high heat. Cook the veggie burgers, flattening them with the back of your spatula on the first side, for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until nicely browned. Remove to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly. Then serve open-faced or inside burger buns. Serves 4

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves: 4
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Calories 34217%
Fat 7gr10%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 560mg24%
Carbohydrates 54gr41%
Fiber 16gr64%
Sugar 8gr16%
Protein 18gr35%

*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Dairy Free
Dairy Free
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Lower Cholesterol