Mushroom Cauliflower Vegan Burgers (Paleo, Whole30)

Mushroom Cauliflower Veggie Burgers (Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Whole30, Vegan) via Food by Mars

These delicious and easy paleo veggie burgers are the best! No beans, low-carb, made with flavorful mushrooms and cauliflower, you will love this recipe that is also vegan. Whether you’re into meat or not, you have to respect a delicious and flavorful veggie burger for your “Meatless Mondays”!

Mushroom Cauliflower Veggie Burgers (Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Whole30, Vegan) via Food by Mars

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My friend and I recently went to a new vegan restaurant in the village called by Chloe where I had the best vegan burger I’ve ever had in my life… it was perfectly balanced and so good. It inspired me to finally try my own! With gorgeous cauliflower coming in season, I wanted to use it for my burger experiments. I wanted something other than beans for this recipe because I wanted to see what a lower-carb option would look like… enter some earthy mushrooms to fill in. Took some practice, but got it down and since there is no egg, I wasn’t confident enough to make these on the stove top – they have to be baked. But that’s OK, because they’re moist enough to hold up and they won’t dry out. They came out SO GOOD. The taste is on point and I’m topping it off with my Mustard Tahini Slaw from earlier in the week. Get on this for cauliflower season… I know you’ve already made cauliflower pizza, so you might as well try a burger now. 😉

Mushroom Cauliflower Veggie Burgers (Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Whole30, Vegan) via Food by Mars

Mushroom Cauliflower Veggie Burgers (Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Whole30, Vegan) via Food by Mars

Mushroom Cauliflower Veggie Burgers (Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Whole30, Vegan) via Food by Mars

Mushroom Cauliflower Veggie Burgers (Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Whole30, Vegan) via Food by Mars

Mushroom Cauliflower Veggie Burgers (Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Whole30, Vegan) via Food by Mars

Mushroom Cauliflower Veggie Burgers (Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Whole30, Vegan) via Food by Mars

Mushroom Cauliflower Veggie Burgers (Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Whole30, Vegan) via Food by Mars

Mushroom Cauliflower Veggie Burgers (Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Whole30, Vegan) via Food by Mars

Mushroom Cauliflower Veggie Burgers (Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Whole30, Vegan) via Food by Mars

Mushroom Cauliflower Veggie Burgers (Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Whole30, Vegan) via Food by Mars

Mushroom Cauliflower Veggie Burgers (Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Whole30, Vegan) via Food by Mars

Mushroom Cauliflower Veggie Burgers (Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Whole30, Vegan) via Food by Mars

Best Paleo Veggie Burger

Mushroom Cauliflower Veggie Burgers (Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Whole30, Vegan) via Food by Mars

Mushroom Cauliflower Veggie Burger
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

You will love this easy and deliciously low-carb, paleo veggie burgers! This is the best recipe with flavorful mushrooms and cauliflower, ready to be piled high with your favorite toppings.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beanless veggie burger, best veggie burger recipe, gluten-free veggie burger, keto veggie burger, low-carb veggie burger, paleo veggie burger, vegan veggie burger, veggie burger
Servings: 6
Calories: 83 kcal
Author: Alison Marras
Ingredients
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz. mushrooms chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower grated (or 2 cups)
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 6+ Tbsp almond flour or sub in cassava flour for a nut-free option
  • pinch sea salt and pepper to taste
Optional Toppings
  • Ketchup
  • Greens
  • Mustard-tahini slaw
Instructions
  1. Prep the slaw first by combining all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and setting aside while you make the burgers.
  2. Add chopped onion and olive oil to a cast iron skillet or flat pan for sautéing, heat over medium and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add minced garlic and chopped mushrooms next, then sprinkle the dried rosemary.
  4. Saute with a wooden spoon for 3-4 minutes until mushrooms are soft.
  5. Add in the cauliflower “rice” and stir with your spoon for another minute or so, adding in salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Shut off the heat and transfer mixture to a mixing bowl, let sit until it comes to room temperature where you can handle it easily. While you wait, prep the oven by pre-heating to 400f degrees and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Once mixture is cool enough to handle, add in the almond flour two tbsp at a time (you may need more/less depending on how much liquid is in your mixture from the cauliflower and mushrooms) and mix everything together with a spoon until you see it coming together where you can form it into patties. Form into 6 burger patties, they should stick together when held in the palm of your hand, if they’re cracking too much - adjust with more flour. Once ready, place them on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  8. Now start cooking your burgers! Bake in the oven for approx. 30 minutes at 400f degrees or until golden brown on top, you can also broil for the last few minutes to get a nicer color.
  9. You’re almost there - now for stacking this bad boy: Prep either a bun (or gf english muffin in my case) or lettuce on your plate, add some ketchup or your favorite burger sauce, add some spinach or tomatoes, then the burger - top off with some of my mustard tahini slaw or your favorite burger toppings like: red onion and pickles! ENJOY THAT.

Mushroom Cauliflower Veggie Burgers (Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Whole30, Vegan) via Food by Mars

Mushroom Cauliflower Veggie Burgers (Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Whole30, Vegan) via Food by Mars

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  • Tessa FisherSeptember 11, 2015 - 11:27 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! I am an occasional meat eater as well, but I really love a good veggie burger when I can find one. I love that there are no beans necessary in this as well. So good!!

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    • Alison MarrasSeptember 15, 2015 - 2:53 am

      Thanks, Tessa! I know what you mean 🙂 Hope you love it.

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      • Rebecca smithJune 27, 2017 - 7:17 pm

        Can these be frozen prior to cooking?

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        • Alison MarrasJuly 24, 2017 - 4:52 pm

          Yes! That should work.ReplyCancel

  • AmandaSeptember 13, 2015 - 1:11 am

    You have no idea how happy it makes me that you made a veggie burger without beans! And I am on a total cauliflower kick right now. Can’t wait to make these and ease into fall. Xo

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    • Alison MarrasSeptember 15, 2015 - 2:51 am

      Right?! Cauliflower is one of those holy grail veggies… checks every box and so versatile 🙂

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  • Josefine MeinecheSeptember 13, 2015 - 7:46 pm

    These look amazing! How wonderful with a vegan/ vegetarian burger that doesn’t have lentils in them. I love lentils, but sometimes you need a little change right? 🙂 Thanks for sharing

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    • Alison MarrasSeptember 15, 2015 - 2:48 am

      Definitely! Same here 🙂 Thanks for checking it out, Josefine!!

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  • Audrey @ Unconventional BakerSeptember 15, 2015 - 4:39 am

    Wow, these sound absolutely amazing, Alison. I’m so happy to see a bean-less version and I love cauliflower. Next time I venture out to make vegan burgers this recipe is going to be it! <3

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  • NikkiMarch 29, 2016 - 12:31 am

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I was looking to make a "burger" without beans or lentils and simple ingredients. This is so darn good! It hit the spot. I didn’t make the slaw (didn’t have the ingredients on hand), but I will next time! This recipe is going into my dinner rotation.

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    • Alison MarrasMarch 29, 2016 - 2:41 pm

      Nikki! I’m so happy you enjoyed it – You’re making me want to make it this week now, haha 🙂 Thanks for reporting back. XO

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  • NinaSeptember 11, 2016 - 12:38 pm

    Amazing recipe!
    Not a big fan of cauliflower,but this is just perfect!Even my friends who don’t like vegetarian dishes were pleasently surprised.

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  • CourtneyOctober 14, 2016 - 1:02 pm

    Okay this was delicious!!! I added a sweet potato(riced) and it was awesome!!!

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    • Alison MarrasOctober 14, 2016 - 1:39 pm

      Yay!!! And yum that sounds like a great addition! Thanks for sharing. XO

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  • Barbara JohnsonApril 30, 2019 - 4:49 pm

    will try! – Do you think they would hold up to just frying in a pan with evoo instead of baking?ReplyCancel

  • Barbara JohnsonApril 30, 2019 - 4:50 pm

    Trying this! Do you think they would hold up to frying in a pan with evoo instead of baking?ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasMay 2, 2019 - 9:18 pm

      I haven’t tried, if you’re careful – they should but oven works great!ReplyCancel

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