Alternative summertime burger recipes

Warm weather is finally here and breaking out the ol’ grill to make burgers sounds like a perfect way to start off the long summer days. Burgers have a reputation as juicy and delicious (is your mouthwatering yet?), but not so calorie friendly.

So how can you get something that looks like a burger and tastes like a burger, but isn’t a “burger”? We have some alternative burger recipes that pack the flavor punch but may be a little friendlier to your waistline.

Grilled Quinoa Mushroom Burger

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Go meatless without the feeling of a meatless burger! This hearty burger is packed with meaty mushrooms and quinoa to keep you feeling full and satisfied.

Thai Carrot Burger

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Combine your favorite Thai flavors into a healthy vegetarian burger with less than 300 calories. The Thai flavors are paired with a spicy yogurt sauce for a refreshing combination with a kick of heat.  

Grilled Open Faced Chipotle Cheddar Turkey Burgers

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Juicy. Hearty. Flavorful. Everything you want from a burger is right here. This turkey burger recipe is served on a warm artisan whole grain roll with a generous serving of a smoky chipotle mayo and melted cheddar cheese – this makes for a better burger alternative with all the flavors you desire. 

Edamame Burgers with Sriracha Mayo

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Pack in those veggies with this bright green edamame patty. A flavorful burger using fresh ginger and a sriracha mayonnaise to bring up the heat – your taste buds will be dancing with the burger.  

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

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A Cajun black bean burger is the perfect alternative to a burger with only four ingredients. This delicious, protein-rich burger is paired with guacamole for everything you will want in a veggie patty.

Now you're armed with the perfect alternative burger recipes for summer – and all you have to do is relax, enjoy the grill aromas, easy clean up and best of all, the grilling flavors! 

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