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Vegetarian Teriyaki Burgers
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

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

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: teriyaki veggie burgers, vegetarian teriyaki burgers
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 588 kcal
Author: Ginnie
For Burgers:
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped (green part only)
  • 4 pineapple slices (sliced 1/2-inch thick)
For Teriyaki Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 6 tablespoons 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 to 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  3. Heat 1 teaspoon 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 teaspoons 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!