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Vegan spiced parsnip & smoked tofu burgers!

MMM! A divine smoked tofu & spiced parsnip vegan burger!
MMM! A divine smoked tofu & spiced parsnip vegan burger!
Hello,…my friends! Long time no see !!!! Welcome to the new Year! Yeah!!!! 2013 will rock! So, do these tasty invented spiced vegan parsnip burgers! I haven’t eaten any parsnips yet this wintertime & I wanted something different so I invented these beauties! Vegan spiced parsnips with red onion slices & smoked tofu too! πŸ™‚ These are a bit spicy but not too much. So good, so tasty & all vegan too! πŸ™‚ xxx Yum Yum, I say!
All vegan goodness!
All vegan goodness!

These are very tasty easy to make vegan burgers,…With Sophie’s twist, of course! πŸ˜‰

Recipe: For 5 burgers, each 5 to 7 cm longΒ 


** For the burgers:

550 gr peeled parsnips, cut into bite sized chunks ( weighted when peeled & cut into chunks )

1 red large onion, peeled & cut into finely sliced wedges

garlic powder: 1 teaspoon

ground cumin: 1 teaspoon

red-hot curry powder, I use Sharwoods: 2 teaspoons & 2/4 teaspoon

finely milled black pepper: 15 grins

Maldon sea salt: 1 teaspoon

smoked tofu, 110 gr, well-drained & pad dry on kitchen paper, cut into thinner strips & then crosswise into bite sized chunks

Panko breadcrumbs: 50 gr!

vegan butter to fry

** For the caramelized red onions:

2 red onions, peeled & cut into fine wedges

black pepper

Maldon sea salt

vegan butter

** For the rest:

vegan hamburger buns

tomato ketchup

veganaise ( I use home-made )


1. Cook your parsnip chunks in boiling water until cooked through. It took me 10 minutes. Drain & mash well.

2. Fry your red onion wedges in some vegan butter for 2 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon of hot curry powder & add the ground cumin too. Add sea salt & 5 grins of finely milled black pepper. Stir often. Fry until cooked through & tender. Add this to the mashed parsnips. Taste!

3. Add some vegan butter & let it melt on higher heat. Add smoked tofu strips & add 1 teaspoon of hot curry powder. Stir often. Fry until golden on all sides. Add to the mash. Taste! Add 1 teaspoon of Maldon sea salt. Mix through the mash. Taste! Add another 10 grins of finely milled black pepper. Mix with a spoon & taste again. I added an extra 2/4 teaspoons of the hot curry powder. Mix well. It was ooh so tasty. You can taste the spicedΒ curry in your throat & you can still taste the sweeter parsnip. Add 50 gr of Panko breadcrumbs & mix well. Shape 5 patties aka burgers out of them with wet hands. Lay them onto plates & place cling film over them. Place them in the fridge to stiff up a bit for at least 4 hours.

4. Just before eating, take the plates with the burgers out of the fridge. Remove cling film. Fry them in a really hot pan on both sides in some vegan butter until golden brown on both sides. These burgers are firm in the pan but in your bun, they will soften a bit. In another pan, fry your red onions until browned & cooked through for about 10 minutes. Season with black pepper & Maldon sea salt. Set aside & keep warm.

5. Now, plate up. Grab your vegan burger buns & cut them open. Smear some veganaise on your bottom bun. Top with a juicy hot burger & top that with the fried red onions. Smear tomato ketchup on your top inside bun & close your tasty bun! Enjoy it twice! I served 2 burgers per person! πŸ˜‰ Happy Times!Β Stay tuned,Β Subscribe by email throughΒ the link belowΒ to getΒ my new cool newsletters aka posts!Β Join 1,850 email Subscribers! It is free!Β



Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

64 thoughts on “Vegan spiced parsnip & smoked tofu burgers!

  1. Oh my gosh, I would never think to put parsnips in a veggie burger!! This actually looks so real like a chicken burger or something! You could fool everyone, but I don’t think you would need to, once they bite into this delicious burger!!

  2. Mmmmm, these sound utterly yummy. I’d have never thought of spicy parsnips in a burger, but now I’m totally convinced! Definitely on the to do list. Happy 2013 πŸ™‚

  3. That made me want to lick my computer! These look delish, Sophie. Can’t wait to make them. Wishing you a year of wonder, love, abundance and miracles in 2013. Bless xx

    1. They taste like something sweet, a more sweet & deep lovely flavour. They are a lot sweeter then carrots & they are thicker then carrots & have a more darker white skin! They are in season now!

  4. What a creative use for parsnips! I’m only a fair-weather parsnip fan and thus don’t cook with them often, but these burgers may be just delicious enough to change all that.

    1. They are easy to make so make one, right now! No wait, make them all! i assure you that you want more then 1! πŸ™‚

      1. I can tell that I would like 2…or 3! I will buy some parsnip tomorrow. This is a more adventurous use for parsnip than my usual use – vegetable soup!

  5. I think these flavors work great, Sophie, sweet from the parsnips and salty/smoky from the tofu; I will definitely try them!!
    Have a great 2013, dear Sophie, with lots of love, great food (experiments) and travels,

    ❀ Linda

  6. I absolutely love parsnips, especially in savory recipes. Thank you for sharing this recipe – it’s now officially on my meal list for next week!

  7. I am in love with parsnips and always have. This is a fantastic idea and I am bookmarking this for the future. Thank you so much sophie! Happy New Year!

  8. Wow! So many great ideas in one burger! Parsnips, fried smoked tofu, red onion, hot curry powder. What a great combination of flavors and textures. Really inspiring. Thanks!

  9. YUM! I just popped over to see who my last “follow” was on Serendipity Farm and here you are, all tucked away and hiding when your blog is so amazing! I SO want this burger…I don’t just want it, I need it. I am currently being a very VERY good girl and cleaning out my system with all sorts of green things and as soon as I am able to dip my toe in the water that is mainstream vegan grub, this awesome burger is going to be woofed down before my brain can register it. Have I learned much from my green smoothie challenge? NO! πŸ˜‰ I want/need these burgers stat!

    1. πŸ™‚ hahahahahahaha! I am not vegan but do eat, cook & bake vegan 5x/week! Check out my other vegan recipes filed under category vegan!

      1. Too amazing for words and very innovative too. Steve (long suffering other half) is omni and would love the recipes that aren’t vegan. I am not a sad intolerant vegan who can’t even look at recipes with meat in them…I am just a common or garden vegan who loves veggies and the health that veganism brings πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to explore your wonderful blog, you really are a clever girl πŸ™‚

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