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Spinach “Burgers”

spinach burgers
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Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 8 min Total Time: 23 mins

Meatless, delicious, and full of nutrient-dense ingredients, these spinach “burgers” make for perfect healthy meals or even a hearty snack. Made with simple, fresh ingredients, you won’t be missing regular burgers anytime soon!

Yield: 4 “burgers”

  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed well of excess liquid (454g)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (57g)
  • 1/2 cup unseasoned dry bread crumbs (57g)
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
How To Make Spinach “Burgers” Step By Step
  1. spinach burgers step 1

    In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients except the oil.

  2. spinach burgers step 2

    Firmly form the mixture into 4 balls.

  3. spinach burgers step 3

    Flatten the balls into patties, about 3 1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter.

  4. spinach burgers step 4

    Heat the oil in a large (12-inch/30-cm or larger) stick-resistant skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook until firm and richly browned, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.

  5. spinach burgers step 5

    Assemble into the buns with freshly sliced tomatoes, lettuce, or any other vegetable for an added crunch. Serve while warm!

  • You can serve these patties on buns like traditional burgers, accessorized with lettuce, tomato, and ketchup or mayo. But they’re tasty with so many other topping combinations. Try roasted bell pepper, cucumber, fresh dill, and Dijon mustard, or avocado, red onion, microgreens, and lemon aioli.
  • Wanna take these to a cookout? Make the patties in advance, store them in the fridge, and then just reheat them on the grill.
  • If you’re cooking for one or two, go ahead and make the full batch that serves four. Freeze the extras and reheat in a skillet or microwave for an easy dinner.