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Vegan spiced parsnip & smoked tofu burgers!

on 30/11/2013
All vegan goodness! Tasty vegan spicy curried parsnips & smoked tofu burger!

All vegan goodness!
Tasty vegan spicy curried parsnips & smoked tofu burger!



Go on, make them now,…

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


** 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 spiced 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! ;) Happy Times!

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42 responses to “Vegan spiced parsnip & smoked tofu burgers!

  1. hannahshungry says:

    I am so gonna try those, they look so tasty

  2. Must give this a try. Looks brilliant.

  3. Penniless Veggie says:

    Oh wow! What a perfect treat for over the Christmas period.

  4. afracooking says:

    This sounds like a really exciting recipe!! Yum!

  5. Chef Doru says:

    Looking so tasty!!

  6. Brilliant way to use smoked tofu, Sophie! I love how that burger looks :-)!

  7. Liz says:

    love the color added by the onions–yum!

  8. Fig & Quince says:

    What an interesting recipe! Love that it uses parsnips.

  9. I would love one too! The burger looks super.

  10. A totally must try recipe 🙂 It looks so tasty!

  11. Mélanie says:

    Hi Sophie! il “pleut” dans ma bouche en regardant tes yummy pix… 🙂 glad to have come across your super-blog, my very best and good luck in all your endeavours… amitiés toulousaines et un we formidable! Mélanie

  12. This looks very interesting.

  13. Ally says:

    Yum! I want one for lunch.
    Hello dear Sophie. I have missed you. I hope you are well. 🙂

  14. What a lovely recipe!

  15. Koko says:

    This looks too good to be true! I think caramelized onions add the best flavour to veggie burgers! I love the curry with the parsnips…I can just imagine how good that tastes! I better try this before I leave for New Zealand…it’s summer there, and might be hard to get my hands on parsnips!!

  16. Hi Sophie,
    it’s good to be back and I hope everything is well with you, and I think you are when I look at your lovely postings!!
    I love the flavor combination of these burgers, sweet and smoky!!
    Looking forward to making them:-)

  17. wow, i guess i din’t even got any guts to said no for this burgers!!
    simply delicious!

  18. That picture makes me hungry!!!

  19. These look great Sophie!! 🙂

  20. Georgina says:

    I’ve never been particularly convinced by veggie burgers, but these really do sound spectacular – and definitely worth trying. Thanks for the recipe.

  21. Lauren says:

    WOW!I am definitely going to try this. Your photography is great.

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