Raw Vegan Burger

Raw Vegan Burgers | Nut-free

amandanicolesmith Dinner, Lunch, Nut-Free, Raw Vegan, Vegan 4 Comments

A super fresh and flavorful vegan burger, packed with spices and herbs and made from a base of veggies and seeds.

Raw vegan burgers were one of the very first recipes I ever tried making when I first discovered raw foods. The recipe was called beet burgers, and as you can probably imagine they were made from beets and super bright purple/red! Unfortunately beets have been scratching my throat lately so I decided to take a break and try to recreate my beloved raw burger recipe without beets and also without nuts.

Instead of nuts I opted for more sun-dried tomatoes, carrots and pumpkin seeds, I actually liked how much lighter it made the burgers.I also skipped the raw vegan buns this time and used my homemade vegan buns, but if you’re a hardcore raw vegan, I suggest this corn bread recipe.

This veggie meat can also be used for zoodles and meatballs, if you want 2 simple raw dinners, just shape some of the veggie meat into meatballs and save them for later!

Raw Vegan Veggie Meat

The steps are super easy, you just prep your ingredients and add them to the food processor, then you’ll process for about 30 seconds until it starts to resemble meat.

Lastly, like real burgers, you form them with your hands into patties and get ready to cook them… or in this case dehydrate.

I have not tried these in the oven but I imagine they would cook up well in the oven or a skillet. If you’re pressed for time this may be your best option, although you miss out on some of the vitamins and minerals that are destroyed by heat.

veggie-burgers

To dehydrate place your freshly shaped burgers onto a ventilated dehydrator sheet and dehydrate at 165 degrees for the first hour to evaporate water and reduce the risk of fermentation, then turn down to 115 degrees until the burger is firm and somewhat dry all the way through, about 4 hours. You don’t want to over dry it, nobody likes a dry burger.

raw-vegan-burger 

That’s it now put that patty in between two buns with all the toppings you love! I am personally a huge fan of ketchup, pickles, and spinach, but don’t forget about avocado, mustard, peppers and onions!

Enjoy!!

Raw Vegan Burgers
Serves 6
A full flavor raw vegan burger made from veggies, seeds and spices.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  2. 1 cup red bell pepper
  3. 1/2 cup carrots
  4. 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  5. 2 garlic cloves
  6. 1/8 cup basil
  7. 1/8 cup fennel
  8. 2 tbsp flax seed; ground
  9. 1 tbsp olive oil
  10. 1 tsp cumin seed
  11. 1 tsp paprika
  12. 1/4 tsp salt
  13. 1/4 tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Soak the sun-dried tomatoes until soft, about 1 hour.
  2. Grind the flax seed into flour.
  3. Process all the ingredients together until it resembles ground meat.
  4. Shape meat into about 6 patties.
  5. Dehydrate for 1 hour at 165 degrees then about 3 hours at 115 degrees, or until the burgers are firm.
Notes
  1. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  2. To reheat, dehydrate at 165 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Amanda Nicole Smith http://amandanicolesmith.com/

 

Comments 4

  1. I just wanted to thank you! You have a good many really great recipes here. But you should know that rolled oats are not remotely raw. You can’t eat raw oats. They’re steamed pretty thoroughly before being rolled flat and then re-dried. This is why they’re digestible out of the package. If you ate any truly raw oats, you’d probably get a pretty wicked stomach ache, if not worse, depending on how many you ate. I have no issue with people eating some rolled oats, but if they’re in a recipe it’s not completely raw. You don’t have to take my word for it, either. Google “How are rolled oats made?” and see for yourself. I honestly have no idea how they snuck so deeply into the raw food community.

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      Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I totally understand where you’re coming from.

      My friend and I used to be 100% raw and she and I had this exact conversation about how oats, and many other raw foods were actually not raw. So she scavenged for truly raw whole oats, but the only way she could get them was by buying a 50 pound bag of horse feed oats. She than gave me a small bag to experiment with, so I sprouted them and replaced the rolled oats in the recipe. I didn’t get a stomach ache, and they were actually quite good, but the amount of effort required was just not worth it.

      I think most of the raw food community understands that a lot of ingredients aren’t raw, take nutritional yeast for instance, but because these ingredients aren’t cooked heavily and are therefore not completely oxidized, I believe we all just accepted the fact that a 100% raw food diet just wasn’t going to be feasible. Plus if we feel comfortable after eating said cooked food, why the fuss? For me the stress of finding out that many of my beloved raw food ingredients were indeed not raw, for instance cashews and almonds, made me literally nuts. 😉 And of course you could find truly raw organic nuts online, but they are usually way too expensive for me. It’s a conundrum I know, and I’ve wondered if I should even be calling some of these recipe raw because of the fact.

      Again thank you for stopping by!
      Cheers

  2. Hi Amanda,

    These look great – I would like to give them a go. I am just checking if you have added the full recipe? It looks like you have put oats and beetroots in from the pictures but there is no mention of them in the ingredients list.

    Thanks, Tina

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      Yes this is the full recipe, I believe what you are seeing is purple carrots and the seeds from the red pepper flakes, which are not on the ingredient list, but if you like spicy I totally recommend adding some. Hope you like them! Cheers, Amanda

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