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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Hi Sangita, they are boxes, kind of like a microwave, and they heat up the air to mimic the process of drying in the sun. They use fans and electricity.

Not sure if these are available in the UK, but here are the two that I recommend the most:

Best dehydrator is 9-tray excalibur, hands down. But... it is expensive! http://tinyurl.com/ah6o3qt

You can also get a Vegikiln - they are cheaper, white, not as "reputable" but they get the job done: http://tinyurl.com/avb59e3

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Hi Ashleigh, no, this recipe does require nuts. Sorry about that

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Hi! Is there anything I can use to substitute the almonds/nuts? My boyfriend has a nut allergy.

Thanks! I look forward to trying your recipe. :)

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We just made the patties and put them in the dehydrator. The only thing I found was that they were hard to bind together. I'll have to wait and see how they come out after dehydrating.
Any tips on what may cause this.
Thanks.

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Hi Mike, as I recall they are a bit fragile. Perhaps they needed to be processed a bit more into slightly smaller bits to help the binding. I can definitely make patties that hold together - although they are a bit fragile as mentioned

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These turned out AMAZING!!!' Made the mayo - wow!!
Thank you!!

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You have only yourself to thank for making them!! :) Re: the veggie burger patties, it is definitely the hempseed hearts that give the burgers such an awesome texture :) And with the mayo too? Swoon

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My meat eating teenage son requested that I make more of these all the time :) Thank you for the teenage friendly recipes.

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Rose - thank you for the teenage friendly recipes is one of the best compliments I have ever received! I especially like it because I think my taste preferences resemble those of a teenager's lol. So glad your boy is requesting the good stuff!

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Just made these in our new dehydrator. Quite yummy! We had raw cashew mayo, lettuce and sliced tomato with them. Will try again with different seasonings each time.

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Hi Otillie, great to hear from you :) Sounds deelish!

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Hi there,

Can I use whole chia seeds instead of ground? If so, do I use the same amount? I'm hoping to prepare them tonight.

Thanks!

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It would be better to use ground, but whole will be fine

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Just made your veggie burgers and they taste divine! Thank you so much. Can you recommend a substitute for hemp hearts/hemp seeds, please? They don't have them where I live. Also, my batch filled one tray, and not two, so wondering it was because I was missing the hemp seeds.

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In my opinion, the hemp seeds are very integral to this recipe. No easy substition comes to mind.

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At what temperature is high on your dehydrator for the first step? What temperature did you reduce the dehydrator to for the remaining time?

Thanks!

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When dehydrating raw food it is important to keep the enzymes alive by dehydrating at 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40.6 degrees Celsius) or lower.

However, I recommend turning your dehydrator on “high” (140 or so) for about 1.5 hours when first putting food in the dehydrator, and then decreasing the temperature to 105 degrees after 1.5 hours or so. I suggest this because the initial warmer temperature will help to take away a lot of the moisture at first, and the thinking is that it takes a while for your dehydrator to climb up to “high” and it also takes quite a while for the food to actually get to the temperature that the dehydrator air is at.

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Hi!...looking for dinner idea for tomorrow...quick question...are the seeds and nuts soaked first and then you proceed with the recipe or just dry?
Many thanks for your uncooking inspiration:D

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These nuts do not need to be soaked.

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I just made these burgers and they are beyond delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe!

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So glad that you liked these burgers Ximena :)

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Affordable dehydrator: Nesco has great ones for around $60. I have the round version but you can get a square one too. Small and simple to use and really geTs the job done. Available on amazon.com.

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So these were the first thing I set out to make yesterday. I ended up making a few adjustments to your recipe as I seem to be incapable of following a recipe exactly!

Pecans are super expensive so I just used walnuts but also added some walnut flour that I had left over from making some nut milk the other day.

I added extra garlic, a mixture of small red onions/shallots and white onion, red pepper, no parsley but coriander instead and a Thai celery that tastes slightly different and the stalk is much thinner. There was probably about a cup's worth of all these veggies.

I added only 1/4 teaspoon of salt as a whole one seemed like a lot to me and as I didn't have dried dill at home I did 1/2 teaspoon on onion powder, 1/2 tsp cumin and 1/2 tsp chilli flakes. I did add the nutritional yeast.

I thought they turned out really nice. When they first came out of the dehydrator they were more crispy than today after having been in the fridge. I actually preferred them today. They dehydrated surprising quickly but next time I would make them more towards 3/4 inch thick.

I made a tomato sauce to go with them night which worked really well and served them with a nice green salad. Oh what a great weekend I've had! I can't wait for your next new recipe!

I'm sure you can tell I'm enjoying your website! Thank you again!

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Im also unsure what this dehydrate means? Do we need some kind of equipment?

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