Caprese Veggie Burger Sliders

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These healthy veggie burgers combine garbanzo beans, chia & hemp seeds with tomatoes & basil for a healthy & vegetarian slider recipe.

Caprese Veggie Burger Sliders

Today’s post is sponsored by Nature’s Path.

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!

Caprese Veggie Burger Sliders

From my original veggie burger, the Sweet Potato Quinoa Black Bean Burger, to this Zucchini Quinoa Burger, I love combining vegetarian ingredients to make a veggie burger that is super flavorful, filling and nutritious!

Veggie Burger Sliders

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!

Caprese Veggie Burger Slider Ingredients

Caprese Veggie Burger Sliders Ingredients

Serve with:

  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella
  • 18 Hawaiian rolls or slider buns (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.

Caprese Veggie Burger Slider Recipe

Place the garbanzo beans in a food processor with the garlic and basil. Blend until all ingredients are combined well.

Caprese Veggie Burger Slider Recipe

In a large bowl, combine the tomato sauce soaked Qi’a with the pureed garbanzo bean mixture and hand mix with a spoon.

Caprese Veggie Burger Slider Recipe

Form the mixture into 18 slider burger patties.

Caprese Veggie Burger Slider Recipe

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!

Caprese Veggie Burger Sliders

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!

Caprese Veggie Burger Sliders

Want more great vegetarian recipe ideas? Check out the vegetarian page on the blog for dozens of delicious recipes!

Gluten Free Veggie Burger Sliders

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Caprese Veggie Burger Sliders

These healthy veggie burgers combine garbanzo beans, chia & hemp seeds with tomatoes & basil for a healthy & vegetarian slider recipe.

Course Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 18 sliders
Calories 210 kcal

Ingredients

  • 7.9 oz Nature’s Path Qi’a Original Flavor
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz can garbanzo beans draine & rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup fresh basil

Serve with:

  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 18 Hawaiian rolls or lettuce wraps for gluten free
  • ¼ cup basil pesto

Instructions

  1. Place the Qi’a in a small bowl.
  2. Pour the tomatoes over the cereal and set aside.
  3. Place the garbanzo beans in a food processor with the garlic and basil.
  4. Blend until all ingredients are combined well.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the tomato sauce soaked Qi’a with the pureed garbanzo bean mixture and hand mix with a spoon.
  6. Form the mixture into 18 slider burger patties.
  7. Place on a greased grill pan or cast iron skillet on the stovetop over medium heat.
  8. Cook for 5-7 minutes per side.
  9. Before removing from the heat, place a small piece of mozzarella cheese on top of each slider.
  10. Allow to melt slightly, then place on a roll.
  11. Spread a spoonful of pesto on the top of the roll.
  12. Place the top roll on the slider and dig in!