Vegan Meat Substitutes - The Good-Fat Burger Recipe - Plant Burger - Glendas Farmhouse

Vegan Meat Substitutes – The Good-Fat Burger Recipe – Plant Burger

*Inspired by the California Walnut Board
Walnut Based Meat Substitute
Walnut Based Meat Substitute

Vegan Meat Substitutes – The Good-Fat Burger Recipe – Plant Burger

Prep Time 30 min Total Time 30 mins Servings: 6


Are you a vegan, struggling with burger cravings, and searching for meat substitutes? Glenda’s Farmhouse walnuts provide the perfect base for tasty, easy, and healthy plant burgers with plant-forward ingredients.

Cooking with Walnuts - A meatless protein

A growing number of meat eaters want to eat less meat but, instead of eating lab-grown synthetic meat substitutes made with chemicals and foreign ingredients, they are looking for plant-based proteins that offer health benefits, such as walnuts.

Walnuts transition well between savory and sweet dishes. They complement the flavors of Brussels sprouts and other green vegetables, cabbage, onion, chicken, pork, turkey, cheese, butter, chocolate, cranberries, and vanilla. If adding walnuts to vegetables, fish, or meats, do it during the last 3 minutes of cooking time.

Indulging in a burger won’t come with after-dinner guilt when the meal is made with walnut “meat” and other wholesome, nutrition-filled ingredients.


Walnuts are rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, making them an ideal replacement for the unhealthy, saturated fats found in red meat. This burger recipe provides incredible nutrition along with flavor and satisfying texture.


    1. Add the first ten ingredients to a food processor bowl: toasted walnuts, garbanzo beans, quinoa, bread crumbs, chia seeds, vinegar, one tablespoon of olive oil, cumin, eggs, and garlic.
    2. Carefully pulse the contents to a ground consistency (not a paste).
    3. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. Divide the mixture into six equal sections, and with wet hands, shape into burger patties.
    5. Press the finely chopped walnuts onto each side of the patties.
    6. Heat, on medium, the other tablespoon of olive oil on a nonstick pan.
    7. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side. (Add oil if needed after flipping the patties.)
    8. Serve with the buns, dressings, and condiments you prefer.

    From plant burgers to meatloaf, tacos, and more, your favorite foods can be enhanced with vegan meat substitutes, like walnut “meat.” Consider Glenda’s Farmhouse for your supply of quality, wholesome walnuts and other fresh ingredients.