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Carrot Burger on a Plate with Carrot Slices, Dish of Ketchup in the Background
Walnut Carrot Burgers with Spicy Maple Ketchup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

These vegan carrot burgers are packed with hearty walnuts, flavored with cilantro and lime, and smothered in spicy maple ketchup.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 -4
Author: Alissa
For the Walnut Carrot Burgers
  • ½ lb fresh carrots about 2 large, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • ½ medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup panko
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tbsp. olive oil
For the Spicy Maple Ketchup
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sriracha or to taste
For Serving
  • 3-4 burger buns
  • about 1 cup of your choice of greens
Make the Walnut Carrot Burgers
  1. Place carrots, onion and garlic into food processor bowl. Pulse until finely chopped, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
  2. Add panko, walnuts, cilantro, cornstarch, flax seeds, lime juice, cumin and salt. Blend until completely mixed, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed. Add a splash of water if the mixture seems a little dry.
  3. Shape mixture into 3-4 patties.
  4. Coat a large skillet with olive oil and place over medium heat.
  5. Working in batches if necessary, place burgers in skillet and cover. Cook about 4 minutes, until lightly browned on bottoms. Gently flip, recover, and cook another 4 minutes on opposite side.
Make the Spicy Maple Ketchup
  1. Whisk all ingredients together in small bowl.
Assemble and Serve the Burgers
  1. Place a burger inside each bun. Top with spicy maple ketchup and greens.