Alright, it’s time for a little honesty to start this post. I used to think that veggie burgers were all dry, flavorless and just kind of boring!
That was until I made my own veggie burgers! I’m now slightly addicted to creating different veggie burger recipes!
From my original veggie burger, the Sweet Potato Quinoa Black Bean Burger, to my Zucchini Quinoa Burger, I love combining vegetarian ingredients to make a veggie burger that is super flavorful, filling and nutritious!
For this veggie burger recipe I took Nature’s Path Qi’a cereal, packed with healthy ingredients like chia and hemp seeds, then combined it with the Italian flavors of a caprese salad to make a scrumptious, gluten free and vegetarian slider recipe!
- 1 bag (7.9 oz) Nature’s Path Qi’a Original Flavor
- 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
- 1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans (drained)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- ¼ cup fresh basil
- 6 oz fresh mozzarella
- 18 King’s Hawaiian Rolls (or lettuce wraps for gluten free)
- ¼ cup basil pesto (click link for homemade recipe)
Place the Qi’a in a small bowl. Pour the tomatoes over the cereal and set aside.
Place the garbanzo beans in a food processor with the garlic and basil. Blend until all ingredients are combined well.
In a large bowl, combine the tomato sauce soaked Qi’a with the pureed garbanzo bean mixture and hand mix with a spoon.
Form the mixture into 18 slider burger patties.
Place on a greased grill pan or cast iron skillet on the stovetop over medium heat. Cook for 5-7 minutes per side.
Before removing from the heat, place a small piece of mozzarella cheese on top of each slider. Allow to melt slightly, then place on a roll.
Spread a spoonful of pesto on the top of the roll. Place the top roll on the slider and dig in!
So much flavor in such a little burger and easy to whip up in just a few minutes, great for a “Meatless Monday” dinner or as a vegetarian option at a BBQ!
This post and recipe are sponsored by Nature’s Path. Thank you for supporting WhitneyBond.com sponsors. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian. The slider patties are also vegan, serve on a salad or lettuce wrap without the cheese & pesto to make this recipe vegan.
♦ Gluten Free Option: The slider patties are gluten-free. Serve on a gluten free bun, on top of a salad or lettuce wrapped to make this recipe gluten free.