Veggie Burger Bowl

Healthy vegan burger bowl

I don’t really consider this a recipe but more of a how-to-throw-together a healthy burger bowl. Feel free to use any vegan burger recipe you already love. It’s a great way to get that burger craving fix without the bun – for those avoiding gluten or bread. I love how the mini burgers crisp up and add crunch to the salad.

Healthy vegan burger bowl
5 from 1 vote

Veggie Burger Bowl

This is a combination of a salad, burger and fries. You won't even miss the bun!
Prep Time1 day
Active Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bowl, gluten free, low fat, oil free, vegan, wfpb, whole foods plant based
Yield: 1 or more Burger Bowls
Author: Jeannine Elder


  • Air Fryer or Oven
  • Food Processor or Mini Chopper


Chickpea Veggie Burgers

  • 1 can chickpeas / garbanzo beans 398 mL can
  • 1 medium carrot chopped
  • 1 cup green veggies, finely chopped I used frozen riced broccoli & zucchini
  • 1 cup rolled or quick oats
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp ketchup or bbq sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp garlic powder or 1-2 tsp fresh minced garlic
  • 2 tsp onion powder or 1/2 a finely 1chopped onion
  • 2 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1-2 tsp smoked paprika or liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp optional: vegan worcestershire sauce for a more burger-like taste
  • 1 tsp optional: sea salt


  • 2-4 medium white or russet potatoes
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Salad Base & Toppings

  • 2 cups romaine, chopped
  • 1-2 cups of your favourite salad veggies
  • 1 squirt ketchup or bbq sauce (optional)
  • 1 tbsp potato cheeze sauce (optional)
  • 1 tsp relish (optional)
  • 1 tsp mustard (optional)


Chickpea Veggie Burgers

  • If you have a mini food processor, pulse the chickpeas and carrots separately until finely chopped then add to a large mixing bowl
  • Add all remaining ingredients and mix with either your hands or a large spoon, until well incorporated
  • If you have a large food processor, pulse the chickpeas and carrots until finely chopped and well mixed. Then add the remaining ingredients, pulse intil everything is well incorporated
  • Store the mixture in the fridge overnight or for an hour to let the flavors marinate
  • Scoop out spoon sized amounts and form into mini patties
  • Oven Method: bake at 420°F on a parchment lined baking sheet for 20-40 minutes, depending on how crispy you like them
  • Air Fryer Method: air fry at 400°F for 15-20 minutes, depending on how crispy you like them. To prevent condensation sogginess: remove from air fryer as soon as they are done to your liking


  • Bake, boil or pressure cook your potatoes the day before. I pressure cooked my large potatoes for 12 minutes on high, manual release. Let cool to room temperature before storing in the fridge overnight. Skip this step If you prefer using fresh (not precooked) potatoes for your fries
  • Cut potatoes into wedges or steak fries
  • Oven Method: bake at 420°F for 30 minutes or more depending on how crispy you like them. If you are using fresh potatoes (not precooked) add 15-20 minutes
  • Air Fryer Method: air fry at 400°F for 15-20 minutes, depending on how crispy you like them. To prevent condensation sogginess: remove from air fryer as soon as they are done to your liking

Build Your Salad

  • Place chopped veggies in a decent sized salad or pasta bowl
  • Top with fries, mini burgers and your favourite burger toppings
  • Enjoy!


5 thoughts on “Veggie Burger Bowl

  1. Hi Jeanine,

    It’s your Scottish friend again. I am here in the cold, windy, rainy U.K and through my FMS pain I’m laughing so much at your gorgeous ‘doglets’ as I call super beautiful doggies. You remind me of me the way you love your babies so much and how they make you smile.
    Aren’t they wonderful? We’ve got a Whippet called Sammy and I call him my ‘whiplet doglet Sammlet’ They just give unconditional love and are incredible warm loving feelings that you can’t feel down for long.
    Sorry for my O.P. Email – just HAD to tell you.
    1 more thing, as we live in a mobile home, don’t know what you call that there. It’s a house not really mobile – the point of this is that we just don’t have room in our kitchen (or any other room here) to put an air fryer so when I hear you crrrunch after cooking your spuds I am just SO jealous….I would squeeze one in but David wouldn’t be too happy – I really don’t
    have room….rant over.

    Stay safe you lovely lady

    Gentle warm huglets from Barbara the mad lady xxx

  2. 5 stars
    Sorry, forgot to tell you that I’m looking forward to making the Veggie Burger Bowl in a few days. Will write back and tell you how I got on.

    Barbara again x

  3. A sheet pan veggie burger bowl loaded with vegetables, and topped with a garlicky tahini sauce. A vegan, gluten-free, nut-free vegetarian sheet pan meal. Toss the sweet potatoes in 1 tablespoon olive oil and spread them evenly onto the sheet pan. Make room for the frozen Hilary’s veggie burgers on the sheet pan and roast for 15 minutes.

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