Sometimes all you need is a dash of inspiration! And sometimes you need a great recipe to help you celebrate all that’s delicious in life. Thankfully, our favourite friends on Instagram give us plenty of both! Bust out any of these 7 Gluten-free Burger Inspirations to turn your backyard or balcony into patio seating at the hottest new diner in town—Chez You. Whichever you choose, every sandwich on this list is an excuse to chow down on juicy summer burgers in all their gluten-free glory.
Cotter Crunch: BBQ Asian Veggie Steak Burger
What happens when you pile portobello mushroom slices, marinated in Asian BBQ sauce and grilled to steak-inspired vegan perfection on a Little Northern Bakehouse Gluten-free Millet & Chia Burger Bun? Magic in your mouth, that’s what! Lindsay Cotter’s nutrient-rich recipe is one of the best meals you’ll make on the grill this year. Get the recipe from Cotter Crunch!
Simply Quinoa: White Bean Mushroom Veggie Burger
Resolving a 10-year quest for the perfect white bean and mushroom burger sounds almost as satisfying as this recipe tastes! Simply Quinoa’s Alyssa Rimmer transforms simple, gluten-free staples and a careful collection of seasonings into a plant-based patty that’s unforgettably good. Baked or pan-seared, these bean-based beauties are worth making. Get the recipe from Simply Quinoa!
Madison_vegan.eats: Vegan Chicken Burger
Amber Poole’s passion for making plant-based eating accessible shines on the Madison_vegan.eats Instagram page, and this burger is no exception. Using Gardein’s gluten-free chick’n scallopini and a heap of pickles, this gluten-free burger inspiration proves you don’t always have to start from scratch to make something stunning.
Phoebe Lapine: Faux Falafel Quinoa Veggie Burger with Tzatziki
With filling, falafel-inspired patties made entirely from pantry staples (and a handful of fresh parsley), Feed Me Phoebe’s Quinoa Veggie Burgers are packed with plant-based protein from the healthiest whole food ingredients going. Don’t save these for summer—because they’re baked, you can devour these all year long. Want the recipes? Get them in her Instagram post.
zesteatsnj: Buffalo Chickpea Burger
While Zest founder Luciana Gencarelli (Contuzzi) won’t give away her New Jersey restaurant’s secret recipe for their vegan, gluten-free Buffalo Bacon Blue Burger, she will point you in the right direction if your culinary curiosity is up for adventure. Her housemade buffalo chickpea patties, rice paper ‘bacon’ and vegan blue cheese dressing are absolutely drool-worthy inspiration.
frommybowl: Vegan Beet Burgers
Wander through Caitlin Shoemaker’s From My Bowl Instagram feed or blog, and you’ll find plenty of easy, budget-friendly vegan recipes—including this jewel-toned stunner. We’re pretty sure she’s not exaggerating when she calls these The Best Vegan Beet Burgers. The best part? She offers plenty of simple swaps, so if you’re out of cannellini beans, or you’re allergic to walnuts, you’ve still got options. Find the full recipe on her site.
theplantifulyogi: BBQ Jackfruit Burger with Creamy Vegan Coleslaw
Aleasha’s plant-based recipes on theplantfulyogi are as easy and delicious as they are good for the planet. With surprisingly few ingredients, you’ll be piling mountains of saucy BBQ Jackfruit on toasty gluten-free buns no time. Get both recipes right in her Instagram post.
Which gluten-free burger inspiration will you try first?