These delicious spinach & white bean burgers are packed with flavor, plant-based protein, and topped with a simple homemade sriracha mayo. They’re a perfect meal prep option for busy weeks, and take only 10 minutes to make!
I love to stock my freezer with a pack of veggie burgers. They’re easy to keep around to throw together a quick lunch or dinner. As much as I love to cook, I heavily rely on my freezer for convenient foods for busy days.
If you peaked into my freezer, you’d likely find baked goods, frozen fruits + veggies, quick proteins, more baked goods, and ice cream. Lots of ice cream.
Most store-bought veggie burgers are packed with veggies, but not as much protein, which is another reason I love to prep my own. My jalapeno black bean burgers are always a staple, and have been for years. So, I finally decided it was time for a new bean burger recipe.
These white bean burgers are filled with spinach, onion, simple spices, a hint of lemon, and nutritional yeast. They’re held together by chia eggs and whole wheat breadcrumbs, and grilled to crispy perfection.
Enjoy these delicious burgers over a lightly toasted bun with all of your favorite burger toppings, or crumble them onto a salad- like this kale tahini caesar salad.
How to make Spinach & White Bean Burgers
These burgers come together in just a few easy steps.
- Mash your white beans. I like to use a fork, and usually keep some beans in pieces
- Mix in your veggies and spices. Once you mash the beans, mix in the spices, spinach, onion, and nutritional yeast.
- Add your binders. After the mixture is seasoned, add in the chia eggs and breadcrumbs to hold the burgers together
- Form that patties. Shape your burgers into palm-sized patties
- Grill or bake them. You can either grill the burgers on a skillet, or bake them. I personally prefer them on the skillet!
If you wanted to get ahead for dinner, you can prep the burger batter earlier in the day, and refrigerate it until you’re ready to cook them. I love to pair them with my crispy baked carrot fries for an extra serving of veggies!
They’re seriously so delicious. I hope you love them as much as I do!
Can I substitute frozen spinach?
Hey Alan, I would let the spinach defrost a bit then squeeze out as much of the liquid as possible.
Can I use black beans instead of white beans?
Yes I think that would work!
Why do you use nutritional yeast and what can i swap instead?
I would think you could use Parmesan cheese. I use nutritional yeast in the place of Parmesan cheese in recipes. I can’t have dairy so that’s why I do the switch.
I have made white bean burgers in the past that have tasted very dry and like breadcrumbs. This recipe is a game changer. It is absolutely amazing and very tasty.
thank you so much, Shirley!
Making this again tonight! So excited cause I love food! ❤️
Omg super good!!!! Don’t second guess it, make them!
Thank you, Chelsea!!
These are 10/10 amazing!! Wanted to try something different other than black beans and these were just perfect. I added feta and it was delish! Thanks for the great recipe.
These sound delish! Totally planning to make! Do you think I could use oat flour or whole wheat flour instead of breadcrumbs?
Hey Samantha! Both would definitely work. For the oat flour, I would just use 1/2 cup and not add the extra 2 tbsp 🙂
These sound delish!! Totally planning to make! Do you think I could use oat flour or whole wheat flour instead of breadcrumbs?
I absolutely loved these veggies burgers. They were so full of flavor and delicious and easy to make. Definitely will be making these again.
Thank you, Cameron! I’m so glad you enjoyed them 🙂
Such a fun mix up for a veg burger – easy to make and the toppings were complimentary. Hubby wasn’t to excited for veg burger but said this was a “make again” dish!!
Thanks Gal! Big fan
Amazing! Always a win when the husbands approve ✔️
These burgers were so delicious! I swapped in kale for spinach and they were so tasty, crispy, and easy to make. I will definitely be making these again!
Amazing, Lisa! I’m so happy you tried them 🙂
I’m allergic to black beans so this made me so happy!! It was delicious and easy to prepare with ingredients I already had.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Lauren!
This was the best veggie burger I have EVER eaten! The only change I made was that I sauteed the onions in a bit of avocado oil before mixing them in. This recipe was incredibly easy and came together so quickly. Can’t believe how flavorful they were – will definitely make again!
Thank you, Jessie! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed them, and love the idea of sautéing the onions beforehand.