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Vegan spiced parsnip & smoked tofu burgers!

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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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! :)

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

  1. 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

  2. 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!!

  3. 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:-)

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

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