Recipe Directions

  • 1. Add all dry ingredients (except hemp hearts and chopped veggies) to your food processor. Process until well mixed and almost flour-like. Transfer into a large bowl.
  • 2. Add remaining ingredients (hemp hearts and chopped veggies) to mixture in large bowl. Stir with a spoon until thoroughly combined.
  • 3. Add water and lemon juice. Stiragain.
  • 4. Line dehydrator trays with parchment paper.
  • 5. Form patties with your hands, similar to burger patties—approximately ½ to ¾ of an inch thick. Place on trays. Patties should fill approx. onetray. Patties should not touch one another.
  • 6. Dehydrate on high for 1.5 hours. Reduce heat and dehydrate for another 5 hours. Once burger patties are holding together and firming up nicely, remove parchment paper and continue dehydrating until they reach desired veggie burger consistency.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Wondering how can you have a raw veggie burger without meat or bread, etc? Just get raw-creative!

First, the patty. Raw veggie burger patties are usually made from a savory concoction of vegetables and a binding agent (like flax seed, for example). The mixture is molded into patties and dehydrated in a dehydrator, which results in a delicious, hearty patty. When preparing your patties, be mentally prepared that they will be a lot smaller after dehydration as much of the moisture is removed during the dehydration process.

The bun? You can either make a bread or cracker by dehydrating them, or do what I do. Wrap the patty in a crisp leaf or romaine lettuce and you're good to go. :)

The condiments? Try this nut-based raw mayonnaise recipe or raw ketchup!

Although this specific recipe has a lot of ingredients, it's actually quick to prepare since it's pretty much "throw and go." I love the flavor of this recipe. I really don't like the raw carrot/almond veggie burger recipe that seems to be everywhere nowadays. In contrast, this recipe is nice and moist. It doesn't taste like "meat" but it is a very nice, fresh, flavorful veggie burger patty. Give it a try - it's easier than it looks.

If you don't have a dehydrator, you can cook these in an oven at above-raw temperatures. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cook at 350 for 15 minutes. Flip and cook for another 20 minutes. Let cool.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 73 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, and Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is low in Sodium.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber, and Iron.

Amounts per 45 g (2 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 186 8 %
Protein 7 g 13 %
Fat 16 g 20 %
Carbohydrates 6 g 2 %
Dietary Fiber 4 g 11 %
Sugars 0.69 g
Iron 2 mg 15 %
Sodium 301 mg 13 %
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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This recipe is delicious. I love having a stack of these for a quick lunch, dinner or even breakfast. I ate one plain for breakfast with a smoothie and I was out the door in no time. I did not have celery on hand when I made this so I subbed scallions and they were still tasty. I'm sure the proper recipe is even better. I was happy to see the variations that Cid had posted. Shows that you can basically do whatever you like. I'm finding that's why raw eating is so great, it's hard to make a big mistake with any recipe and often you just don't really need one. Still I love the rawtarian's guidance!

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Hi Janet. I totally agree with what you wrote about the variations. One of the things I try to do is provide simple bases that taste well on their own, but that can also be dolled up with extra variations when time/inspiration hits. Stacks of these are perfect for lunch, right? xox

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I am excited to try this recipe. The whole raw adventure is new to me but very intriguing! :)

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Hi Kelle! If you do make it I'd love to know what you think :)

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Can you store these and eat the next day? In the fridge? Thanks

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Hi Annie, yes, these store well in the fridge for a day or two - let them breathe a bit so they don't get moist in the fridge. Dehydrate for 30 mins - 1 hour before eating after refrigerating to take the chill off

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If you are going to freeze them, do you fully dehydrate them first? Then I guess you defrost them overnight for the next day and dehydrate 30 - 1 hour before eating?

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Yes, fully dehydrate first. defrost in fridge overnight then dehydrate again for a bit (to get rid of any excess moisture and maybe even warm up a bit)… so pretty much exactly what you said! :)

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Hey brooks, last time I was in Istanbul there was plenty of access to hemp seed, in fact, a common sweet was sugar coated hemp seed. Maybe ask at the sweet stalls at the food markets.

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RAWSOME!!!!! What can be said about this burger that hasn't already been said, Well Done Laura-Jane coming up with this Masterpiece of Uncookery, We can buy Hemp Hearts but we're not allowed to eat them here in Oz & New Zealand, Crazy Stuff huh!

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Hi Rollo, Strange that they allow you to buy but not eat! What do they think you would do with them??

PS: "Mastery of Uncookery" - :) :)

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I live in Istanbul, Turkey and so have no access to hemp anything- hearts, seeds, etc. what do you suggest as a substitute?

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Hi Brooks, hmm that's a tough one. The hempseed hearts are pretty integral to this recipe. I would suggest trying another recipe instead.

(Sometimes substituting is not a good idea because a recipe just isn't the same.)  I am going to email you one of my TRK members-only raw veggie burger recipes instead :)

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How many patties does this make?

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Hi Stephdara, Great question, and I am annoyed at myself for not having writing the number of patties when originally posting! I am going by memory here, but I am thinking that it might make 8 patties or so. I like to eat two patties per meal, because they do shrink in size once dehydrated.

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will the hemp seeds give you a negative drug test . i work at a place that give random drug tests so just curious

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No, you should NOT eat hemp in any form, it can influence your drug test :(.

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How many patties does this make?

Thanks!
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Hi Stephdara, Great question, and I am annoyed at myself for not having writing the number of patties when originally posting! I am going by memory here, but I am thinking that it might make 8 patties or so. I like to eat two patties per meal, because they do shrink in size once dehydrated.

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Thanks! I love your recipes.

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My sweetie has gone BONKERS for this burger. I used chia instead of flax, and wrapped the burger in a collard green leaf. Yum! He has decided the name is FRESH burger!! Thanks for the recipe!!

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Hi Elizabeth! Love the name fresh burger!! It is a yummy one, and I'm so glad your sweetie is on the fresh burger train! Love the collard green idea. Yum!!

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Thank you soo much!! I've had my dehydrator for a few years and experiment without recipes but it's nice to have some to follow.

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My pleasure Laura!

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What is a dehydrator? I live in the UK and never come across a dehydrator

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