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Eggplant Burger

You’ll love this eggplant burger recipe! This vegan burger recipe is extremely easy to make, has a subtle garlic taste and strong za’atar flavor.

I could eat eggplants all day, every day! I absolutely love them and they’re among my top favorite veggies! Well, they come second after potatoes, of course! 🙂 I’ve tried them so far in so many recipes, from salads and sandwiches to pasta, dhals and even hummus and now the time has come to use them in veggie burgers as well!

This eggplant burger recipe is so easy to make! All you have to do is roast the eggplant, scoop out its insides and mix with some beans, spices and a couple other ingredients, then fry the patties and assemble the burgers. Anyone can make it! 🙂

I love to do veggie burger patties in larger batches and then either keep the composition in the fridge so I can make a burger anytime I want for the next 2-3 days, or shape all the burger patties in advance, without cooking, and just freeze them in Ziploc bags for whenever I crave a vegan burger.

Eggplant burger vegan
Yield: 4 +

Eggplant Burger

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You'll love this eggplant burger recipe! This vegan burger recipe is extremely easy to make, has a subtle garlic taste and strong za'atar flavor.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


Eggplant Burger Patty:

  • 1 can (400g | 14 oz) white beans, any kind
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 eggplant
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 Tbsps breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp psyllium husks , or ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsps za'atar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • oil, for frying
  • sea salt and ground pepper, to taste


  • 4 burger buns
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 2-3 pickled cucumbers, sliced
  • arugula or lettuce
  • vegan aioli or vegan mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp per burger
  • optional - eggplant caviar


  1. Preheat your oven to 250C.
  2. Cut the eggplant in half, place it on an oven tray and brush it with olive oil. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on top and roast it in the oven for 20 minutes.
  3. When it's ready, scoop out the insides and put them into a food processor or a bowl. If you don't have a food processor or a blender, you can simply mash everything by hand. Add the rest of the ingredients for the eggplant burger patties and process/mash together.
  4. If you want the burger patties to be easier to shape, leave the composition to rest in the fridge for at least half an hour.
  5. Heat some oil in a large, non-stick pan and add the patties, one by one. Lightly fry them on both sides, until they get a nice crust. Move them on a paper towel.
  6. Assemble the eggplant burgers. Spread a layer of vegan aioli or mayonnaise on the halved buns (you can also use eggplant caviar, see the recipe link in the ingredients list). Add arugula or lettuce, some tomato and pickles slices, the eggplant burger patty and that's it! Enjoy a delicious vegan eggplant burger!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 480Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 6mgSodium 795mgCarbohydrates 71gFiber 13gSugar 18gProtein 14g

I strive to keep the information as accurate as possible but make no warranties regarding its accuracy. I encourage you to make your own calculations using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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Wednesday 26th of July 2023

965 calories per serving? Is a serving 1 of the 4 burgers, or is 4 burgers considered 1 serving?


Monday 31st of July 2023

Hi! It was an error, I corrected it. It's around 480kcal.


Saturday 14th of April 2018

This looks majestic! Will give it a try today!


Saturday 14th of April 2018

Thank you! You're welcome!


Monday 22nd of January 2018

Just by the images alone it is hard to believe this is not a beef burger, these patties you have created look seriously...this is amazing!


Monday 29th of January 2018

Thanks, Albert! I have quite some experience with veggie patties. Even my omni friends love them 😁

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