plant-based burger recipe

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This Plant-Based Burger Recipe Will Satisfy All Your Summer BBQ Cravings

On a sweltering summer day, the last thing you want to do is hole yourself up in your kitchen cooking another roasted [insert whatever you have in your fridge here] special.

Here's a better idea: Give your oven a break and bring on the pool-side vibes by firing up the grill (or whipping out your grill pan) for an at-home cookout—burger and all. Even better? Make it plant-based.

To put a simple wellness twist on your not-your-average BBQ, swap your beef patty for a Lightlife Plant-Based Burger, found in the refrigerated meat section of your grocery store. Harnessing beet powder, pea protein, garlic, coconut oil, oregano, and sage, it has all the nostalgia-fueled taste you love—so you can close your eyes and not even know you're chowing down on plant-based meat. Plus, there's no GMOs, soy, or gluten, just 20 glorious grams of plant-based protein from peas.

Harnessing beet powder, pea protein, garlic, coconut oil, oregano, and sage, they have all the nostalgia-fueled taste you love.

Take your plant-based burger recipe a step further with a tangy avocado slaw, which basically makes taking a bite of your burger like taking a vacation. So scratch the boring meal-prep plans—and enter vacay mode.

Lightlife Plant-Based Burger

Photos and Recipe: Carla Contreras for Well+Good

Lightlife Plant-Based Burger with Chile Lime Avocado Slaw

  • Prep Time
    30 minutes
  • Cook Time
    15 minutes
  • Servings
    2 people
  • Dietary
    Icon for vegetarian


Avocado Slaw

  • avocado
    1 avocado cut into chunks
  • red cabbage
    ¼ red cabbage sliced thin or grated
  • scallions
    3 scallions sliced thin diagonally
  • limes
    1-2 limes juiced
  • rice vinegar
    1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • english cucumber
    1 english cucumber thinly sliced
  • olive oil
    1 Tbsp olive oil
  • maple syrup
    1 tsp maple syrup
  • cilantro
    ¼ cup cilantro roughly chopped stems and leaves
  • salt
    tsp salt
  • freshly ground pepper
    3–4 cranks freshly ground pepper


Plant-Based Burger

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high, and rub the Lightlife Plant-Based Burger patties with avocado or preferred oil. Season both sides with salt and pepper. 

  2. Cook, undisturbed, until the outer edges are brown and undersides are charred, about 4 minutes on each side. 

  3. Transfer patties to buns, stacking a patty on each bun. Repeat with remaining patties, and add optional toppings like lettuce and avocado slaw.

Avocado Slaw

  1. Mix the avocado, red cabbage, and scallions together with the juice, rice vinegar, olive oil, and maple syrup.

  2. Sprinkle cilantro, salt, and pepper on top. Let the slaw sit for at least 30 minutes in the fridge, and enjoy!

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