Have food allergies or want to branch out with your meals? Check out these great Zucchini Black Bean Burgers I made from Food52!
The other day I made a really great veggie burger and had to share the recipe! I am not a vegan or vegetarian, but I always enjoy playing with my food and experimenting with different types of foods. I have always admired culinary ingenuity – especially when it comes to special diets.
I stopped eating dairy when I was a teenager due to food intolerances, so my sister would try new recipes to recreate our favorite foods.
I am always amazed at the creations people whip up for vegan and raw food diets. Have fun and play with your food! Try new things and don’t be scared off by a special-diet label. You just might find a yummy and unique way of preparing veggies : )
I originally found the recipe for these Zucchini Quinoa Burgers on Food52 and thought it looked like a fun way to use zucchini! I only changed a couple ingredients, so I am simply putting up the link for the recipe so the creator (Gena Hamshaw) gets full credit for her delish recipe!
I used black beans instead of chick peas, and I used sunflower seeds instead of pumpkin seeds, and I used some mesquite seasoning. This veggie burger is yummy! The burgers were a bit soft at first, but they stiffened up as they cooled down after cooking.
I try not to eat beans too much – I have a bit of a legume intolerance – so I am still on the lookout for a veggie burger recipe that doesn’t use beans or lots of nuts. This is a great recipe, thanks Gena!
Food allergy mom and healthy living blogger! Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist