Lettuce Wrapped Grain-free Sweet Potato and Broccoli Veggie Burgers with Cilantro Sauce

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Grain-free Sweet Potato and Broccoli Veggie Burgers

I think we can all agree that with summer nipping at our heels, there are certain foods that conjure up feelings of quick, light bites perfect for our busy summer schedule that we all tend to pack solid. Quick meals that can be eaten outside on the deck or around the pool are usually on the menu in our house. I know for me, I think of burgers. Besides tacos, it’s the quintessential food that you can eat with your hands without much fuss. Unfortunately, if you can’t have grains this means rolls are either out of the question or you have to find a grain-free alternative that doesn’t require tons of prep.

Lettuce Wrapped Grain-free Sweet Potato and Broccoli Veggie Burgers with Cilantro Sauce

I, for one, prefer to simply go without the rolls, after all it’s all about the burger, not matter what kind. I adore a good lettuce wrapped burger. I find that crunch is a great fresh texture. I also love a good homemade veggie burger. With the right ingredients and toppings, it can be a meal on it’s own. So many store-bought veggie burgers are loaded with legumes or grains/gluten, soy, gluten and other things we some of us may not be able to have. The list of ingredients can be quite long and by the time you’ve found a comfortable seat at the store to sit down and read through them all, you get to the end, only to find it just won’t work for you.

Grain-free Sweet Potato and Broccoli Veggie Burgers

These Grain-free Sweet Potato and Broccoli burgers have a great texture and the creamy sweet potatoes are great with the bits of green from the broccoli. They are loaded with good for you ingredients and they don’t rely on foods that are typically used as binders, like beans, flour, eggs or cheese. These burgers are free of all grains (so of course that means gluten), dairy, eggs, nuts, legumes and I also offer an option to make them with or without flaxseeds. I kept the ingredients simple so that you could have room to get creative, if you’d like. These would be great with chipotle or chili powder added, you could also try curry powder or maybe just some red pepper flakes. Have fun with the ingredients and you could make a different burger every time.

Grain-free Sweet Potato and Broccoli Veggie Burgers It may seem arduous to have two steps to make these burgers, but you can always prep them ahead, store in the fridge and heat to serve, or fully cook and reheat again when you are ready. They keep well in the fridge for a day or two.

I serve these with a cooling cilantro yogurt sauce that compliments all of the flavors so well. I make mine with an unsweetened homemade coconut yogurt, but you could also just opt for a traditional Greek yogurt, if you’d like.

Grain-free Sweet Potato and Broccoli Veggie Burgers

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Emma May 19, 2015 at 5:58 am

Oooh, these sound perfect. I’m trying to eat more savoury food and less sweet and would definitely eat these for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Thanks for making them vegan too 😀

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2 Sam May 19, 2015 at 9:38 am

These look great! Do you think they’d freeze well?

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3 Millie | Add A Little May 19, 2015 at 10:09 am

This looks amazing! Love how simple the ingredients are too!

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4 Tori Avey @ ToriAvey.com May 19, 2015 at 4:01 pm

Yum! These look delish!

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5 Janelle May 19, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Great photos. They are very artistic.

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6 Gaby May 19, 2015 at 5:10 pm

Can’t wait to try this!

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7 aimee at small eats May 23, 2015 at 8:42 am

Love this! I love a new thing to try with broccoli, and if I can get a burger out of it even better!

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8 Carla June 11, 2015 at 7:59 pm

Great recipe, but I couldn’t get mine to set. They were like mashed sweet potatoes. I followed the recipe exactly as well. Am I missing something?

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9 Beth @ Tasty Yummies June 12, 2015 at 9:50 am

Hi Carla! I am so sorry to hear that. Couple of questions: did you opt for the flaxseeds or the coconut flour? Also were you carefully to make sure that the veggies fully drained? If there is too much water with the veggies, it will make for a soggy mixture, for sure.

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