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Mushroom Tofu Walnut Burger

Delicious Vegan Lion's Mane Mushroom Tofu Walnut Burger

Mushroom Tofu Walnut Burger

Hey there, foodies! I recently whipped up a fantastic vegan burger recipe that was a big hit when I served it to my hubby for lunch. These Lion's Mane Mushroom Tofu Walnut Burgers are incredibly filling and packed with flavor. Today, I'm excited to share this recipe with you, along with some serving suggestions that will make your taste buds dance.

Mushroom Tofu Walnut Burger Recipe:

Ingredients (Yields 6 burgers):

  • 8 oz Lion's Mane mushrooms, finely chopped

  • 8 oz extra firm high-protein tofu, drained and crumbled

  • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup fingerling potatoes, cooked and mashed

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (use gluten-free if needed)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (for added flavor)

  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Avocado oil for frying


  1. Start by cooking the fingerling potatoes. Boil or steam them until they are soft and easily mashed. Mash them and set them aside to cool.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the crumbled tofu, chopped Lion's Mane mushrooms, chopped walnuts, mashed fingerling potatoes, breadcrumbs, minced garlic, coconut aminos, Old Bay Seasoning, salt, and pepper. Mix everything together until well combined.

  3. Shape the mixture into burger patties. You can make as many as you prefer, depending on your desired burger size.

  4. Heat a bit of avocado oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the burger patties and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and cooked through. Frying allows for a nice browning on the patties.

  5. Toast your burger buns in the skillet or oven until they're lightly browned.

Option for Baking: If you prefer a healthier cooking method, you can bake the burger patties in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 20-25 minutes, flipping them halfway through for even cooking. Baking will result in a slightly different texture but is a great alternative.


Serving Suggestions:

When I served these delectable burgers to my hubby, I chose to go the open-faced route. Here's how I assembled them:

  1. Start with a lightly toasted bun.

  2. Spread a layer of Vegenaise Mayonnaise and spicy mustard for that extra kick.

  3. Add sliced avocado for creaminess.

  4. Top it with crisp romaine lettuce for some freshness.

  5. Finish it off with a slice of juicy beefsteak tomato.

For a satisfying side, I served these burgers with organic tater tots. The combination was a true crowd-pleaser. But remember, you can serve these burgers any way you like. Whether you prefer a classic burger with ketchup, mayo, and pickles, or you want to get creative with unique toppings, you won't be disappointed.

Estimated Nutrition Facts (per serving for the burger patty only, for 6 burgers):
  • Calories: 160-185 kcal

  • Protein: 8-10g

  • Carbohydrates: 10-13g

    • Dietary Fiber: 2-3g

  • Fat: 10-12.5g

    • Saturated Fat: 1-1.5g

  • Sodium: 160-210mg

Healthy Benefits of the Ingredients:
  • Lion's Mane mushrooms are rich in antioxidants and may support cognitive function and reduce inflammation.

  • Extra firm high-protein tofu is an excellent source of plant-based protein and essential amino acids.

  • Walnuts are high in healthy fats, antioxidants, and may contribute to heart health and brain function.

  • Fingerling potatoes are rich in vitamins and dietary fiber and may help regulate blood pressure.

  • Garlic contains allicin, which has potential health benefits, including antimicrobial properties.

  • Coconut aminos add flavor and are a suitable alternative to soy sauce.

  • Avocado oil is a source of healthy monounsaturated fats.

Give this recipe a try and let me know how you like to enjoy your burger—your taste buds are in for a treat! Whether you choose to fry or bake, these Lion's Mane Mushroom Tofu Walnut Burgers are sure to satisfy your burger cravings. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: The estimated nutrition facts provided are for general reference and should not be considered medical or dietary advice. Nutritional values may vary depending on specific ingredients, serving sizes, and preparation methods. Please consult a healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalized dietary guidance and accurate nutritional information, especially if you have specific dietary requirements or restrictions.

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