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The No-Bean, High-Protein Veggie Burger

I was challenged by a friend to come up with a healthy, low-carb veggie burger. After a couple attempts, I think I got a good one. Great texture, tasty and full of protein, what's not to love! Top with sprouts, tomato and avocado or load it up on a bun of your choice for a real burger feel. Let me know what you think!

Each patty has 7 grams of carbs and 6 grams of protein without cheese and 7 grams with cheese.


  • 1 cup slivered almonds, ground first

  • 6oz portobello, ground set aside

  • 2-3 cups steamed broccoli 2-3 cups, ground

  • 1/4 cup shallots

  • 1/4 tsp red pepper

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 T avocado oil

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/4 cup grated parmesean cheese - OPTIONAL


  • Preheat oven to 350º

  • Steam broccoli

  • Pulse almonds in food processor until finely ground. Transfer to large mixing bowl

  • Pulse portobello in food processor until finely ground, set aside

  • Pulse broccoli in food processor until finely ground, set aside

  • Heat oil over medium-heat in sauté pan.

  • Sauté shallots and red pepper until fragrant, 2 minutes

  • Add garlic, saute until fragrant, 1 minute

  • Add portabello and broccoli to shallots and sauté, 2 minutes

  • Transfer mixture to plate to cool. Once cooled add to large bowl with almonds

  • Add to eggs and salt

  • Add optional parmesan cheese

  • Mix ingredients

  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper

  • Form 8 patties

  • Bake for 25 minutes

  • Eat right away or refrigerate.

Time: 45 minutes

Makes: 8 patties

HEARTFUL RECIPE - Contains parm. If you're allergic to dairy, find an alternative veggie cheese (I have yet to find a good shredded one). If you're not allergic, but just avoid dairy, I count this amount in my 10%, eat up and enjoy. – One of our real food recipes that focuses on veggies, protein, healthy fats and/or healthy carbs and doesn't include gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, corn or peanuts.

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