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!
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist