Sun-dried Tomato & Basil White Bean Burgers {vegan + gluten-free}

Healthy, vegan, gluten-free and full of flavor, these sun-dried tomato & basil white bean burgers taste like pizza in a burger! So delicious even meat eaters will crave them.

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You guys, it is suddenly HOT here in Phoenix. Like, over 100* and I’m wondering what the H happened to spring, and I want a do-over kind of hot. Gross.

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Somehow I have all these fond memories of last summer feeling all “I love summer! Summer is awesome!” mixed in with “Why did I ever make the CHOICE to run when it is 100* at 5am?!?! *&$#*&!!!”

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Oh yeah, it’s because summer means swimming and barbecuing and an excuse to eat burgers every single night while you lounge by the pool with a margarita in hand. Now that sounds like something I remember loving.

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Well it’s only the beginning of May, and since the temps began to sore, I have made an embarrassing amount of burgers. Like, you will probably get tired of my 9 billion burger recipes by mid June, but I just can’t stop.

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I end up making a lot of meat for dinner because, well, I live with a boy, and most boys love meat. Most boys probably also don’t prefer being called “boys” when they over over 30 years old, but that’s neither here nor there… Anyway, my husband is so lucky because I make him lots of meat, but every now and then I fool him by saying I’m making “burgers” and then I serve him something like this. And he can’t lie about how much he loves it because his plate is clean in about 4 seconds.

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I actually made these for 3 of my favorite meat lovin’ boys to rave reviews! It almost tastes like pizza in a burger. The unmistakable sun-dried tomatoes give tons of flavor to the beans, and the basil adds a perfectly light freshness. I actually thought these were going to be a disaster. I kept staring at them thinking “They look soooo dry! What did I do wrong???” But looks can be deceiving because the texture was spot on–slightly crispy on the outside, and perfectly tender and that word that I hate (you know the one) on the inside.

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I topped mine with fresh greens, sliced tomatoes, pesto and a little fresh mozzarella cheese. Obviously if you’re vegan, you’ll want to leave off the pesto and cheese, or find a vegan variety. I could have lived without the cheese, but the pesto definitely adds a special something, so I highly recommend finding one within your eating preferences.

 

Sun-dried Tomato & Basil White Bean Burgers

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 burgers

Serving Size: 1 burger

Sun-dried Tomato & Basil White Bean Burgers

Healthy, vegan, gluten-free and full of flavor, these sun-dried tomato & basil white bean burgers taste like pizza in a burger! So delicious even meat eaters will crave them.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (from a bottle packed in olive oil), patted dry
  • 4-5 medium basil leaves
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 1/3 cup almond meal
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place about 3/4 of the beans (eyeball it), onion, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper in your food processor. Blend for 30-45 seconds until combined. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Stir in almond meal and remaining beans.
  2. Heat olive oil on a large skillet over medium heat. Form mixture into 6 patties and carefully transfer to the skillet. Cook for about 5-7 minutes until the bottom is browned and set. Very carefully flip and cook for an additional 4-6 minutes until the opposite side is browned and set as well. Serve immediately, or store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
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Comments

  1. says

    I hear you about the random heat outburst! Tomorrow here in LA it is supposed to be like 95 degrees – HUH????? I guess Mother Nature just wants us to all get our summer GRILLING ON early :)

  2. says

    Summer – what’s that?! We got about 5 inches of snow yesterday and it’s melting today. In May. That’s weird. Hopefully I’ll be making some burgers like this VERY soon – but in more springlike temps – no 100 degrees for me!

  3. says

    I am actually very jealous of your weather. It’s 100F there already? It’s only about 60 here. Although today was 70! I miss the hot hot hot weather. :)

    And this! This pizza burger monstrosity. I am in love, Ari. Suddenly I’m not hungry for my dinner salad anymore. I want a sun dried tomato bean burger!

  4. says

    I for one will not complain about you posting too many burger recipes. Keep them coming! Can’t wait for summer. Sun-dried tomatoes are so great at adding tons of flavor to anything. Your burgers are making me salivate!

  5. Christina says

    I tried making it, and it tasted delish, but the burgers completely fell apart and were quite mushy. What did I do wrong? Did I overblend it?

  6. Brenna says

    I was curious if you knew how well ground flaxseed would work as a substitute for the almond meal in this recipe? I don’t currently have any almond meal on hand but would love to make these.

  7. Jaia says

    Made these for dinner tonight but with red kidney beans (2 cans) and 1 of cannellini beans, was so good, made 7 nice sized patties, so delicious and easy will defo make again

  8. Christina says

    Thanks! I’ll give that a shot. They did get browned, but I think I had the temp too high, and didn’t leave each side long enough, maybe.

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  2. […] 3. Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil White Bean Burger This burger is both vegan and gluten-free. With sun-dried tomatoes, an ample amount of garlic, and fresh basil, this burger pays homage to the marguerita pizza (minus the cheese). Instead of breadcrumbs, this creation stays together with the help of vitamin E-filled almond meal (which is literally crushed up almonds). […]

  3. […] 3. Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil White Bean Burger This burger is both vegan and gluten-free. With sun-dried tomatoes, an ample amount of garlic, and fresh basil, this burger pays homage to the marguerita pizza (minus the cheese). Instead of breadcrumbs, this creation stays together with the help of vitamin E-filled almond meal (which is literally crushed up almonds). […]

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