The Best Veggie “Big Mac” Burger with Radicchio Slaw (Vegan)jump to recipe
The Best Veggie “Big Mac” Burger with Radicchio Slaw (Vegan). The title says it all my friends…
When you come across a veggie burger, usually it’s the same ol boring black bean burger that every one makes. Even when I go out, it’s the same blah blah, microwaved crap that has gotten me to stop ordering veggie burgers when I go out now. Unless, the place is reputable and they make their veg burgers from scratch, I’m totally game. Otherwise, I’ll pass on the radiation.
So far I’ve made 2 outstanding veggie burgers that you can find over on Instagram. They have become staples in my home. You can make em’, freeze em’ and viola, you’ve got yourself some pretty damn good go-to burgers. But just until a few days ago when I came across a veggie burger recipe that caught my eye, I knew I needed to make it ASAP. By the looks of it, I think it’s safe to say I was not disappointed and you won’t be either. This will be burger 3 that makes it into the the weeks veg burger rotation.
Today’s blog post is sponsored by OrganicGirl! I’m using their new, Sweet Pea Shoots which is a blend of tender baby greens and sweet pea shoots for a garden fresh flavor! How yum and green! It’s the perfect match for this powerhouse veggie burger. The entire thing is literally made with all veggies. The greener the better. Thanks OrganicGirl!
This recipe was originated from Jesse over at FaringWell (love her blog). Her My Go-To Veggie Burger w/ a Sweet Tangy Mustard Sauce + Radicchio Slaw had me at hello. Too cliche? But that’s really what happened. I made some tweaks to my liking and it ended up tasting like the best, healthiest Big Mac ever. Minus the meat (obvi) and other things inside those sandwiches I can’t stand to think of. And yes I’ve had some Big Mac’s in my day, but I was young and didn’t know any better so keep the stones in your pockets people!
Can we please talk about this radicchio slaw for a minute. Made with cashews, almond milk and some fresh herbs. That’s it…Brilliance! The original recipe said to keep it in the fridge for an hour before serving but I whipped this up in minutes and
could did not wait an hour. Plus I really didn’t think I needed to as it already tasted super delish. So I ate it as a side salad with my burger. The tricks of the healthy trade right!?
The veggies used in the base of the recipe more than likely you already have on hand. Carrots, Zucchini, Sweet Onion, Mushrooms and Garlic. Does it get any simpler than that, I mean really. With a little arm work (not much I promise) you’ll be all set to bite into the deliciousness I like to call the Healthified Big Mac. Eat your GMO heart out Mikey D’s because I just brought it and I brought it hard. Boom.
Oat flour and sunflower seeds are what binds these bad boys together. I always tend to use sweet potato and quinoa as my base but this was a fantastic twist and it’s gluten freakin’ free!
These burgers are juicy, flavorful and with each bite you’ll want to have more (that’s kinda what we did over here in mi casa). They didn’t stand a chance here and they won’t stand a chance by you either. This burger will have even the most veggie skeptic in love. Now you can have your burger and eat it too. This is where the real fast food goes down.
I just want to thank OrganicGirl again for their truly wonderful healthy greens!
The Best Veggie "Big Mac" Burger with Radicchio Slaw (Vegan)
Veggie "Big Mac" Burgers
- 1 cup sweet onion, chopped
- 1 cup carrot, grated (large 2)
- 1 1/2 cups zucchini, grated (1 1/2 medium sized zucchini)
- 4 garlic cloves, sliced thin or minced
- 3 cups white button mushrooms, chopped
- 1/4 cup Bragg's Liquid Aminos
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- salt/pepper to taste
- 1 cup OrganicGirl Sweet Pea Shoots (evenly distributed between burgers)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp thousand island dressing (per each burger)
- 1/2 avocado sliced (per burger)
- sesame seed burger buns
- 3-4 cups radicchio, shredded
- 1/2 cup cashews, soaked (you can boil water and soak them for 15 minutes if you do not have cashews previously soaked)
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- salt/pepper to taste
- In a large skillet on medium heat, heat up coconut oil.
- Add onions and garlic and cook until onions are translucent about 5 minutes.
- Throw in grated carrots and zucchini and cook for 7 minutes. You can season with salt and pepper.
- After about 7 minutes add in mushrooms and cook everything for another 5-7 minutes, until mushrooms are evenly browned, stirring occasionally. Once fully cooked remove from heat to cool briefly while you prepare the dry ingredients.
- Using a blender or processor, grind up rolled oats and sunflowers seeds until fine like flour.
- In a large bowl sift together all dry ingredients. Oat flour, ground sunflower seeds, salt and pepper.
- Using tongs, transfer cooked veggies into the dry mixture leaving out the excess water.
- Toss veggies in flour until well combined, and add the 1/4 cup Bragg's Liquid Aminos. Mix well.
- Place veggie mix into the freezer for 5 minutes so it's not so sticky when you're forming them into patties. After the 5 minutes, take a handful of the veggie mixture, roll into a ball then flatten with the palms of your hand. You can make bigger patties which will make 4 if you go bigger or you can make smaller patties which result in 6. I made the bigger patties.
- Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place prepared patties on the baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes flipping them over at the 20 minute mark.
- While they're in the oven baking you can prepare the radicchio slaw.
- For the slaw place all ingredients, except for the radicchio into a high speed blender and run until smooth and creamy. Taste as you go to adjust seasoning as needed or desired. (Be sure to drain and rinse your soaking cashews before hand).
- Add mixture in with radicchio and toss until evenly distributed.
- Spoon on 1 tbsp of thousand island dressing to the bottom bun, followed by a veggie burger, organic girl greens, avocado slices and radicchio slaw. Finish it off with the top part of the bun and go have yourself a grand old veggie burger time.
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Is it three cups of button mushrooms before chopping or after?
I’m guessing for the grated/chopped/shredded ingredients you’re measuring the ingredients after being grated/chopped/shredded, but the way it’s written is a little confusing. Thank you!
After chopping 🙂
Making these AMAZING Burgers for the second time in two weeks. Four recipes this time so my adult children can take home to freeze and cook at their pleasure. Ran out of sunflower seeds so using 1/2 pumpkin seeds, anxious to see how they taste.
If I may suggest for those of you who have had mushy burgers, cook your veggies a little longer so the liquid from them evaporates before adding dry ingredients. I baked and have had no problem with crumbling. Don’t give up, try and try again, they are worth it!
Really good flavor! I did not make the slaw but the burgers were a hit!
I’m sorry I thought they was apart of the burger not the slaw
Hello these sounds delicious but I’ve read over the recipe a few times and I don’t see what to do with the cashews after soaking???
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Question! Do you think I could substitute something for the mushrooms? I try to avoid them because of the high mold content that sometimes causes me issue. I’m thinking maybe chickpeas or tofu? Thoughts? Very excited to try these !
Hi Lindsey, you can totally try it with chickpeas or tofu. I haven’t made these with them so keep me posted on how these turn out! Xo Enjoy!
Super excited to try out your recipe it looks fabulous! Just wondering if you think I could cook the patties in a pan on the stove top? Or do you think they would come apart? I’ve made vegan quinoa burgers and they do okay but you have to be really careful. Thanks
Hi Marie, you can definitely make them on the stove but be a bit careful with these too. However once they cook up you shouldn’t have a problem. Enjoy!
Made these tonight and they are AMAZING!!!! I had mine in lettuce cups instead of a bun. With the thousand island sauce it was like having a protein style burger at In n Out. I was impressed with how well they stayed together…no crumbling at all! I will be making these again! 🙂
This is so awesome to hear Nikki thank you for the feedback!
Is there a substitute for the for the following ingredients? Oat flour ,sunflower, cashews
Thank you sounds like a few at recipe, I’m going to do today
I haven’t tried it with any substitutes so I’m not sure how it will turn out but you can try using a different flour like spelt, pumpkin for sunflower, almonds for cashews. I’m not positive this will hold up well with taste and texture but you can give it a go and report back. Thanks so much and Good luck!
Love you recipes! Have you tried grilling the burgers?
A read this recipe a few times and I don’t see what you do with the cashews after you soak them ⁸
Girrrrrl these look absolutely insane ! I don’t know if someone asked this before but do you think I could cook the patties in a pan instead of oven? I’m afraid they’ll crumble all over the place that’s why I’m asking beforehand cause I wanna try to make this at a friends place but he doesnt have an oven so I wanted to know if you recommend to bake them in the oven and reheat in a pan, or perhaps in the microwave or just straight up cook them in a pan? Or does it sound too risky?? 😛
I can’t wait to try thisssss
Hey Charlotte, you can straight up cook this in a pan no probs! Keep me posted Xx
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Just wondering if yellow squash would be ok in place of zucchini. I have a huge zucchini hater in the house but still really want to make this! I don’t want to change the taste tho!
Hi Elizabeth, you can certainly use yellow squash in place of the zucchini. I haven’t tried it that way myself yet so keep me posted. Xx
We are a family of 4 from Denmark. We have been vegan for about 3 months now. And thought it was about time to get rid of all of those salty oil-filled high-protein vegan substitute-beefs and make our own. We tried a lot of patties, but yours is the only one, who made the whole family love burgers again … they still miss the taste of our local organic free-range farmers meat … but this finally did the trick!
I have two girls of 8 and 9 and a husband, who for the most part loves all thing vegan (and don’t eat more than an occasional herring on rye or organic grilled sausage in that department) and they ALL loved it!
We don’t have Bragg’s Liquid Aminos in Denmark. I replaced it with soy sauce and vegan Worcestershire sauce (ratio 1 to 3)
And the radicchio slaw … TO DIE FOR!
Thank you very much for this fantastic recipe, which probably saved the family from yet another meat-burger 🙂
If you haven’t found the right my-kids-won’t-stop-eating recipe for nuggets, I can really recommend Chickpea Nuggets from Kitchn.
Denmark is really slow at this vegan-thing. Everybody is all “what about your milk?” “what about your protein?” … In Denmark we eat/drink milk, pork and lots of butter! So I’m trying to start an informative blog to Danes. Hopefully somebody I care about will soon listen to the dangers of meat and dairy.
I really want to share your recipe on my blog. Is that okay by you?
Hi Zania, thank you so super much! I’m so happy to hear when one of my recipes has been a win for the whole family!
Using soy sauce and Worcestershire was a perfect sub!
Denmark sounds like the US! LOL People always ask what about milk what about protein all the time, I think most are just conditioned to think that way until they learn the ladder.
I saw the chickpea nuggets on Pin and I cannot wait to give them a go. Thank you for reminding me I know my son will just love them.
You can totally share my recipe on your blog just be sure to link back to me in the credits part. I appreciate you and your family and I’m here if you have any questions or if you’re just hungry. Enjoy all the vegan food! Xx Jenn
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How many veggie burgers does this recipe make?
Hi Maryann, depending on how big or small you make them can be anywhere from 3-8 patties. I typically come out with 6 regular sized patties.
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The flavor is excellent! But, they still don’t hold together well. I’ll keep looking for that recipe that will stay in the bun.
Hi Terry, My stay together well and don’t fall apart. I wonder what went wrong for you.
I was really excited to try, but turned out too mushy for my taste and overwhelmed by the sunflower taste. If I made again, I’d add more oat flower and try walnuts instead of sunflower for a more neutral taste. Thanks for the recipe!
These look fabulous! I’m making them today. Any idea approx how many calories are in one
Going to try these as the pics are making my mouth water! Do you have the recipe for the Thousand Island Dressing or did you use store bought? I read your directions twice but didn’t see the recipe attached but it’s early morning so I may have skipped over it with the excitement of anticipating eating it 😉
Hi Trish, thank you so much! They are so so good, you’re going to love them. I used store bought thousand island dressing! Organicville has a vegan version. Enjoy!😊
I have been a vegetarian for more than 20 years and these are by far the best veggie burgers I have ever had. And that includes homemade, store bought and restaurants! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I’m sure they will be a regular at my dinner table!
Hi Shelley, this is so awesome to hear thank you! I’m glad you love them. Have a great weekend! Xx😊
Love love LOVE the burgers – easily the best vegie burgers I’ve ever had. Didn’t rate the slaw though. The almond milk gave it a weird sweetness that I couldn’t get past every time I ate it. Bravo on the burgers though. Scrumptious 🙂
Hi Kate that is so awesome to hear thank you! Was your almond milk unsweetened or is it a vanilla flavor? One time I made a vegan mac and cheese sauce, one I make regularly and it tasted all wrong! I used vanilla unsweetened almond milk by mistake and it threw it off. I’m wondering if that’s what happened with the slaw. Xx😊
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CAN YOU FREEZE IN PATTIES IN THEIR RAW STATE BEFORE COOKING? They look amazing can,t wait to try them.
Hi Angela, Yes you can freeze them! You can also eat them “raw” as they’re not really raw in a sense because it’s made up of all veggies and seeds! You’re going to love them. Keep me posted. Xx
I just had to tell you that these are the only veggie burgers I want to make anymore. No weird or hard to find ingredients, and they’re soooooo good! I am about to make a dozen or so to freeze them! You’re a rock star!
Thank you super amounts! I love making these too. Making big batches and freezing them is an awesome thing to do, then they are just ready, waiting for ya!! 😊
Can Bragg liquid Aminos be substituted with Tamari ? And can I sub the seeds with a mix of flax and nuts ? How soft are they ? In my experience all vegan burger fall apart , the best result I had was with tempeh . Thanks
You can sub bragg with tamari. You can sub the seeds for either flaxseeds or nuts but it may change the taste slightly and the texture. These do not fall apart. They are sturdy just like a “real” burger. You can fry them in a skillet or bake them. Also with any leftovers I keep them in the fridge and you’re going to be surprised at how well they hold up. Keep me posted.😊
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Hiya! I saw this recipe on One Green Planet and pinned it. Been wanting to try it! I added the ingredients to my grocery shopping list for this week! I had a question…looking at the list of ingredients, I have a dumb question about the rolled oats and oat flour, lol… Do I grind 1 cup of rolled oats, or do I grind rolled oats until I get 1 cup of oat flour? Thank you!!
Hi Jamie, the burger is awesome, you’re going to love it! So excited for you to try it. As for the rolled oats, totally not a dumb question! I usually grind up two cups of rolled oats because it’s better to make more than less and you can always put the remainder in a glass jar and save it for another recipe. Keep me posted. Xx
Can I pan fry these?
Yes of course!! Enjoy 😊
Oh my heavens! These are simply amazing! Where have they been all my life! Yummo!
Aren’t these burgers amazing!!! Thank you so much, Enjoy! 😊
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I just finished making these and OMG!!! Both the hubs and I are in love with these. I have never liked McDonald’s but my hubs does, so I figured I would make these. Everything was amazing and he said this recipe was a keeper. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Sinai, you’re so welcome and that is awesome to hear, I’m glad you both loved them! We make a bunch at a time so we have them prepped for the week. Xx 😊
What can I substitute the Bragg’s liquid amino with? I live in Norway, and I don’t have a clue what the Bragg’s …… Is 🙋
Bragg’s taste is similar to soy sauce or tamari sauce so you can try substituting with that. Hope that helps! =)
What bread did you use f9r the roles. Probably no point in having such healthy patties if you use normal bread roles?
Hi Louis, I used an organic sesame seed bun. However you are more then welcome to use any type of roll*** (not roles) or bread you prefer. And you’re so welcome for the recipe, I hope you enjoy it. Let’s keep it positive, ok? =)
These look insane!! Can’t wait to try the recipe:)) thanks for posting!
Hey Jess! Thanks so much, keep me posted. You’re going to love it =)