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veggie burger on bun with avocado and lettuce
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3.4 from 10 votes

Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Veggie Burger

Buffalo cauliflower burgers, but easier and more nutritious! These cauliflower veggie burger patties are protein-packed thanks to the addition of soft and creamy white beans. They're fully vegan, soft and squishy but never crumbly and ready in 30 min.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: BBQ, beans, buffalo sauce, burger, Cauliflower, veggie burger
Dietary Preference: dairy free, egg free, nut free, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 6 burgers

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 2-398 ml cans of white beans, like cannelini rinsed and drained well
  • 2 cups bite-sized pieces of cauliflower
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley packed
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Frank's Red Hot Sauce, or Valentina Hot Sauce plus 1/4 cup for basting
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil divided, plus more for frying
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax or 1 tablespoon psyllium husk
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

For Serving

Instructions

  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp avocado oil over medium-high heat. Cook cauliflower until cauliflower is a bit browned – about 4-5 min. Turn off heat and add garlic and let gently cook for 1-2 more min, stirring constantly, until garlic turns golden. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.
  • Place beans and cauliflower in a food processor and pulse a couple of times to break them up. Then add breadcrumbs, parsley, flax, remaining tbsp oil, nutritional yeast, salt, cumin and onion powder and pulse a few more times until about 75% blended to preserve some texture. If it looks too dry, add 1-2 tbsp water and stir it in by hand. Mixture should be a thick paste.
  • Divide mixture into six equal parts (about 1/2 cup each) and form into 1-inch thick patties. 
  • Add another drizzle of oil into the same skillet and heat on medium. Add patties and cook until they form a golden crust on each side, about 4-5 minutes. Carefully flip and brush each cooked side with more hot sauce – they’re soft!
  • Serve with your favourite burger fixings. Delicious with my avocado ranch dressing and shaved celery for the full Buffalo experience!

Notes

I love how soft these burgs are, but if you want more structure, you could make them with chickpeas! You might need a bit of extra water.