Vegetarian Teriyaki Burgers

These Vegetarian Teriyaki Burgers are a game changer.

I mean, there’s pineapple on this burger … yum. You have got to try this amazing recipe!

These Vegetarian Teriyaki Burgers are simply mouthwatering! Make this easy veggie burger recipe for dinner tonight! | Hello Little Home

I love a delicious veggie burger. A veggie burger and fries (always fries!) has always been one of my favorite meals.

I’m always looking for new recipe ideas, and I’m not afraid to admit that this Vegetarian Teriyaki Burger was inspired by pure jealousy. Ha!

I see a lot of teriyaki burgers on restaurant menus, but they are always made with meat. It’s kind of a bummer. Sometimes vegetarian get a bum wrap … ya know?

So after years of watching my husband eat them, I finally decided to make my own vegetarian version.

These Vegetarian Teriyaki Burgers are simply mouthwatering! Make this easy veggie burger recipe for dinner tonight! | Hello Little Home

I’m not sure what took me so long to create my own recipe, but this Vegetarian Teriyaki Burger was definitely worth the wait. It’s seriously mouthwatering!

How to Make Vegetarian Teriyaki Burgers

These delish veggie burgers are made from a mixture of quinoa and chickpeas … perfect for protein lovers!

I seasoned these Vegetarian Teriyaki Burgers with a fragrant mix of sauteed vegetables, fresh ginger, garlic, and cilantro. These spices add tons of flavor to the finished burgers.

Next, you’ll mix everything together, and a little flour and egg to help firm the burgers up and hold everything together.

After a quick saute, it’s time for the toppings … definitely my favorite part!

These Vegetarian Teriyaki Burgers are simply mouthwatering! Make this easy veggie burger recipe for dinner tonight! | Hello Little Home

First, there’s the pineapple … mmm!

You’ll cook the pineapple right along with the burgers. As the pineapple cooks, it caramelizes, which adds tons of flavor to the finished burgers.

I prefer to use fresh pineapple for these Vegetarian Teriyaki Burgers, although you’re welcome to use canned pineapple (affiliate link), too. If you do, then choose pineapple that’s packed in juice, not heavy syrup though.

Finally, you’ll finish the burgers with a yummy teriyaki-flavored mayonnaise. I’m don’t know why, but I just love mayo on burgers. (If you’d prefer a no mayo sauce, feel free to substitute to teriyaki sauce I use for my Teriyaki Tofu Bowl … it’s sooo delish!)

This easy teriyaki sauce takes minutes to make and will have you licking your lips!

Have I tempted you yet? I hope so! Treat yourself to these amazing Vegetarian Teriyaki Burgers tonight … they’d be delicious paired with my Roasted Sweet Potato Fries!

These Vegetarian Teriyaki Burgers are simply mouthwatering! Make this easy veggie burger recipe for dinner tonight! | Hello Little Home
Vegetarian Teriyaki Burgers
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 10 mins

These Vegetarian Teriyaki Burgers are packed with protein and bursting with flavor!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 588 kcal
For Burgers:
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 3 tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped (green part only)
  • 4 pineapple slices (sliced 1/2-inch thick)
For Teriyaki Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 6 tbsp mayonnaise
For Serving:
  • 4 burger buns
  • lettuce
Prepare burgers:
  1. Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add quinoa and cook until tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Saute onion and red pepper in oil until softened and browned.
  5. Add ginger, salt, crushed red pepper, and garlic to pan.
  6. Cook until fragrant, then remove pan from heat.
  7. Place chickpeas in a large bowl; mash until smooth.
  8. Add quinoa, sauteed veggies, flour, and egg to chickpeas and mix well.
  9. Stir in cilantro and green onion.
  10. Shape mixture into 4 burger patties.
  11. Heat remaining 2 tsp. olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  12. Add pineapple slices and burgers to skillet.
  13. Cook burgers and pineapple until browned on one side, then flip and cook on the other side. Remove from heat.
Prepare teriyaki sauce:
  1. While burgers cook, mix together soy sauce, pineapple juice, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, ginger, and garlic.
  2. Whisk in mayonnaise until mixture is completely smooth.
Serve burgers:
  1. Spread both sides of each bun generously with teriyaki sauce.
  2. Cover bottom bun with lettuce.
  3. Add a burger and a pineapple slice; then add bun top.
  4. Serve burgers immediately. Enjoy!

Teriyaki Tofu Bowl ... a delicious, easy recipe that's packed with veggies and lots of flavor! You are going to love this easy vegetarian bowl recipe. It starts with a quinoa base and features tasty tofu, yummy sauteed peppers, sweet pineapple, and protein packed edamame, and it's finished with a mouthwatering soy based homemade teriyaki sauce that's so simple to make! | Hello Little Home

Love this Vegetarian Teriyaki Burger recipe and want more?

If you like this Vegetarian Teriyaki Burger, make sure to check out my Teriyaki Tofu Bowl recipe, too! (pictured above)

This bowl packed with veggies, savory chunks of baked tofu and sweet pineapple, and an amazing teriyaki sauce … it is seriously delish!

Looking for more amazing burger recipes? You can find ALL of my Veggie Burger Recipes here.

Vegetarian Teriyaki Burgers ... this easy vegetarian burger recipe is simply mouthwatering! Made with delicious, healthy ingredients like quinoa, chickpeas, veggies, and topped with a slice of juicy pineapple and a simple teriyaki sauce. Yum! | Hello Little Home

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I could eat pineapple on just about anything so this is definitely going to be dinner one night this week. I can’t wait to try it!

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