Friends, I give you the ultimate vegan green burger. I am super excited to share with you this recipe for a nutritious mega tasty veggie burger, full of green goodness, fresh herby flavours and 20 grams of protein per burger.
The Green Warrior Burger is for all of you green warriors out there, making more environmentally-friendly and compassionate choices every day! This green veggie/vegan burger has everything you need and lots more nutrients, that a beef burger will simply not provide.
The colour of these vegan green burger patties was achieved by combining fresh herbs and spinach, as well as beautiful green garden peas. These burgers contain a good amount of butter beans as well, making the mixture creamy and extra protein-rich. The result is a perfectly sticky green mixture that transforms into delicious vegan burger patties.
The ultimate vegan burger or as I like to call it – The Green Warrior Burger (sounds so cool, right?) is not complete without some additional ingredients to add some extra flavour. Sun-dried tomato pesto, silky avocado slices, melted mozzarella or vegan cheese and some extra leafy greens are the other ingredients between the two buns. This green burger is simply amazing, such a great flavour blend and all ingredients are simple, natural and wholesome.
I was able to save £3.15 when shopping for the ingredients for this recipe by using a new app on my phone. As someone working in IT, I get well excited about new clever apps that make life easier, or in this case make meals a bit cheaper. Every week the Green Jinn app delivers new coupons to your phone for products in Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. If you purchase them, you simply need to upload a picture of your receipt and then you get your money back straight into your bank account or PayPal.
What I like about the app is that the coupons available are for everyday products that I actually buy and I can customise the categories of products I see. They always have some sort of a discount on fresh veggies or fruits and there are always other healthy options available.
I spent £10.70 overall and got £3.15 back for 6 of the ingredients I needed for the Green Warrior Burger, which is about 30% off! I was able to save money from the ripe avocados, spinach, oats, mozzarella (the app also had a vegan cheese coupon), the sun-dried tomato pesto and the beautiful garden peas.
The app is free to download for iOS and Android and you can also use it to keep a shopping list, which is quite handy. I always seem to get lost with my messy Notes lists on my iphone. Green Jinn will also have a new design soon so I am excited to see how the app evolves. For those of you interested in investing in startups and innovative tools like this one, you might want to consider participating in their crowdfunding campaign and get shares of the company!
Finally, here is the recipe for this glorious Green Warrior Burger! Since I came up with this recipe, these burgers have become a weekly meal at home. So, so delicious! The sun-dried tomato pesto is a must, it goes so well with everything else and really enhances the flavour of the herby green burger patties. Just make sure to choose the vegan type of pesto with tofu instead of cheese or you can even make your own if you have the time! There are other herbs you can add to the recipe if you wish, I am thinking of experimenting with mint as well, I think it will be really fresh. If you try the burgers, let me know what you think in the comments below!
- For the green burger patties:
- 1 onion
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (check if GF)
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup fresh basil
- 2 cups garden peas (cooked)
- 1 can butter beans (400 g/ 240 g drained)
- salt & pepper to taste
- olive oil for cooking
- For the burger:
- 1 mozzarella or vegan cheese (optional)
- 4 bread rolls
- a few tbsp of sun-dried tomato pesto (check if vegan)
- 1 avocado
- spinach/lettuce and/or salad cress
- Cook the garden peas in boiled water for just 2-5 minutes or as long as the instructions on the package say. Leave them to cool or simply wash with cold water, don't place them in the food processor while they are still hot.
- In a food processor blend the onion with the oats.
- Add the rest of the ingredients for the patties: the fresh leafy greens, the butter beans, the peas and seasoning. Blend until you get a sticky, smooth green mixture like the one in the video.
- Shape the mixture into burger patties and brush each side with olive oil.
- Heat a non-stick pan to medium heat, drizzle just a little bit of olive oil and place the patties in the pan, cooking each side for 4-5 minutes. When one side is cooked and you flip the patties, place a slice of mozzarella or vegan cheese on top and cover with a lid while the other side is cooking, to allow it melt.
- Serve the patties in a burger with fresh spinach or other salad greens (like cress), sun-dried tomato pesto and avocado.
Gluten-free only if you use gluten-free bread, the rest is naturally GF, but check all products you buy. If you are not going to eat the patties as burgers, than you might be a able to make even more and they will be easier to cook if they are smaller, but just make sure to reduce the cooking time slightly.
This post was kindly sponsored by Green Jinn. All opinions are my own.