½ cup hemp hearts (hemp seeds)
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup walnuts or pecans
¼ cup ground flax seeds
¾ cup finely chopped veggies (combination of celery, onion, fresh parsley, and/or red pepper – some of each is best, but ratio doesn’t matter)
2 tablespoons ground chia seeds
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
2 teaspoons dried dill (optional)
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)
1. Add all ingredients (except hemp hearts and chopped veggies) to your food processor. Process until well mixed. Transfer into a large bowl.
2. Add remaining ingredients (hemp hearts and chopped veggies) to mixture in large bowl. Mix with a spoon until thoroughly combined.
3. Line dehydrator trays with parchment paper.
4. Form patties with your hands, similar to burger patties—approximately ½ to ¾ of an inch thick. Place on trays. Patties should fill approx. two trays. Patties should not touch one another.
5. Dehydrate on high for 1.5 hours. Reduce heat and dehydrate for another 5 hours. Once burger patties are holding together and firming up nicely, remove parchment paper and continue dehydrating until they reach desired veggie burger consistency.
The Rawtarian’s Thoughts
Raw veggie burger recipe? Wondering how can you have a raw veggie burger without meat or bread, etc?
Just get raw-creative!
First, the patty.
Raw veggie burger patties are usually made from a savory concoction of vegetables and a binding agent (like flax seed, for example). The mixture is molded into patties and dehydrated in a dehydrator, which results in a delicious, hearty patty. When preparing your patties, be mentally prepared that they will be a lot smaller after dehydration as much of the moisture is removed during the dehydration process.
The bun? You can either make a bread or cracker by dehydrating them, or do what I do. Wrap the patty in a crisp leaf or romaine lettuce and you’re good to go. 🙂
The condiments? Try this nut-based raw mayonnaise and raw ketchup recipes below.
Although this specific recipe has a lot of ingredients, it’s actually quick to prepare since it’s pretty much “throw and go.” I love the flavor of this recipe. I really don’t like the raw carrot/almond veggie burger recipe that seems to be everywhere nowadays. In contrast, this recipe is nice and moist. It doesn’t taste like “meat” but it is a very nice, fresh, flavorful veggie burger patty. Give it a try – it’s easier than it looks.
Raw Mayonnaise Recipe
3/4 cups water (or less)
1 1/2 cups of macadamia nuts (expensive but worth it)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon italian spices (basil, thyme, oregano or combo of all – whatever you have)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
dash of cayenne
1. Throw everything in the blender and just BLEND until smooth!
The Rawtarian’s Thoughts
I don’t make recipes with macadamia nuts very often because they are rather expensive, but this raw mayo is totally worth it.
It’s light, fluffy, and subtly tangy. It’s also very rich. Mmm!
My husband is a purist type, and he doesn’t even like this raw mayonnaise recipe because it tastes “too much like mayo.” But I love it for that very same reason!
Raw Ketchup Recipe
1 1/2 cups of diced tomatoes
3 tablespoons dates (do not soak)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes (dry – do not soak)
1. Blend everything in the blender except the sun dried tomatatoes. Add the sun dried tomatoes in last and blend until you get a ketchupy consistency.
2. Ketchup is complete!
3. Serve on veggie burgers