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Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Tahini Sauce

These protein packed vegan burgers are perfect for the summer!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Anjali Shah


For the burger:

  • 1 flax egg 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large carrot shredded
  • 15 oz can black beans
  • 1/4-1/3 cup oat flour gluten free if desired
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Garlic Tahini Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons warm water to thin
  • teaspoon salt

For serving


  • Mix flaxseed meal and water in a small bowl and place in the fridge for 5 minutes.
  • Place a large pan over medium heat and add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Once oil is hot, add in onion, garlic and carrot; saute for 5 minutes or until onions are translucent and carrots begin to soften a bit. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the spices: cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper.
  • Using a food processor or high powered blender, blend black beans until well blended and just a few bean chunks remain. Transfer to the bowl with the veggies and then stir in the flax egg and the oat flour. Taste, adjust seasonings and add additional salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Divide mixture into 4 patties. Put on a plate and cover with plastic wrap, place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
  • While the burgers are in the fridge firming up, make the garlic tahini sauce by mixing together the following in a small bowl: tahini, garlic, lemon juice, water and salt.
  • After 30 minutes, place a large skillet pan over medium heat and generously spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add the patties and cook 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and heated through.
  • Place on buns with tomato, avocado, red onion and tahini sauce. Serve with sweet potato fries or a salad.


Top tips for making Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Tahini Sauce
  • Be sure to let the patties sit in the fridge to allow them to come together.
  • To freeze the patties, do it before cooking and separate them with parchment. Thaw before cooking them.
  • Serve with sprouted wheat buns. To make gluten free, just use gluten free burger buns.
Modified slightly from Ambitious Kitchen


Serving: 1burger + bun | Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 11.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Sodium: 502mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 14.2g | Sugar: 3.1g