Mushroom and walnut burgers (vegan, gluten-free, paleo)

Mushroom and walnut burgers (vegan, gluten-free)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 patties
In order to eat real food, I strongly suggest using as many organic and chemical-free/GMO-free produce and ingredients, especially the produce that are part of the Dirty Dozen list.


  • 16 oz mushrooms (I used cremini), washed, dried, ends removed
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 14 oz cannellini beans (14 oz/398 ml) look for BPA-free cans
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley (a big handful)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • extra-virgin olive oil to cook


  • 6 Wholegrain buns
  • 2 avocados
  • 6 Tbsp naturally fermented sauerkraut (mine had beets in it)
  • 1/2 cup sprouts of your choice (I used pea sprouts)
  • 1/2 cup healthy mayonnaise of your choice


  1. To make homemade fries, simply cut some potatoes into thin strips, mix in a large bowl with a generous drizzle of olive oil, a few pinches of ground black pepper, paprika, and Herbes de Provence mix. Then bake in a 450F oven for about 25-30 mins, or until nicely golden and crispy.
  2. Using a high powered blender (I used my Vitamix S55 personal blender), put all the ingredients, starting with the beans, then the mushrooms, spices, parsley, and walnuts, and start to blend at low speed, pushing the ingredients down using the tamper (that pushing accessory).
  3. Once smooth (shouldn't take more than 30-45 seconds), remove from the Vitamix using a small rubber spatula.
  4. Put a large pan over medium heat, add a generous amount of olive oil (you don't want your pan to be dry), and once it's hot, drop the mixture using 2 tablespoons to scoop it into the hot pan. Use the back of the spoon to flatten the mixture a bit, to look like a burger.
  5. Make sure that you wait long enough before carefully flipping them over, or they will fall apart. If the temperature seems too hot, decrease it a bit, or if it's not roasting, increase it a bit.
  6. Grill until nice and crispy around the edges, and a bit crunchy on each side, probably about 7 minutes each side.
  7. Prepare your buns and fixings, and let the burgers 'set' a bit.
  8. Make your burgers and enjoy right away, along with a side of homemade fries and a green salad.

Note: I do not believe anyone should worry about counting calories, but here is the nutritional information for one serving
Calories: 509kcal | Fat: 34g | Saturated fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 693mg | Potassium: 766mg | Carbohydrates: 43g | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 6g | Protein: 15g | Vitamin A: 485% | Vitamin C: 15.3% | Calcium: 121% | Iron: 5%