Culinary Inspiration

If you’re trying to eat a plant-forward diet, cooking up a delicious burger might seem a bit counterintuitive. Fortunately, there are plenty of delicious plant-forward burger recipes to help you stick to your dietary and lifestyle goals.

So, how is it possible to enjoy burgers as a part of a plant-forward diet? Eating a plant-forward diet doesn’t mean you have to avoid your favorites or forget your indulgences. It just means being more mindful of the ways you can incorporate plants into your meals. And with these recipes highlighting the versatile California walnut “meat,” you can fire up your plant-forward grill this year without missing a beat. Check out these 4 fan favorite burger recipes for your next plant-forward cook-out!

CA Walnut Omega Burger


California Walnut Omega Burgers

Traditional meat alternatives may leave you unsatisfied. The nutty combination in California Walnut Omega Burgers includes a mix of toasted walnuts, beans, and hearty grains and seeds to satisfy all your senses and bring a new, elevated flavor profile. The added boost of omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in walnuts (2.5g/oz) means you can enjoy a burger full of flavor, texture and with some extra nutritional benefits too.

Walnut “Bean” Burgers

This Walnut “Bean” Burger recipe uses walnuts and lentils and is full of plant-based goodness! You can get mild earthy notes or a peppery zest, depending on the type of lentils you choose. You can also substitute yellow split peas to make the burger patty a little more sturdy and enhance that robust goodness. Mix in whatever you want, including minced garlic and spices. Then let the grill bring out all the flavors inside.


Wild Wild West California Walnut Veggie Burger

There are few food pairings quite as delicious as a burger and the sweet and spicy profile of BBQ sauce. This recipe for a Wild Wild West California Walnut Veggie Burger is the perfect marriage of sweet honey, spicy chipotle powder and your favorite barbecue tang. Adding candied walnuts to the sauce gives you the ideal amount of added crunch. Grill your vegetarian or vegan burger patty, and top with choice “wild west” additions, like crispy onion rings and smoked mushrooms for a juicy and unforgettable dish.

Walnut and Mushroom Teriyaki Burgers

For a burger option that tastes like summer, try out these Walnut and Mushroom Teriyaki Burgers. The walnut and mushroom base absorbs the teriyaki flavor with complements of garlic and onion. The creation is completed by the addition of zesty pineapple. This stacked burger is sure to satisfy without the meat.

Pair any of these burgers with a delicious summer side dish or summer salad such as this Strawberry, Cucumber & Pearl Couscous Salad.

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