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Healthy Sweet Potato Tofu Burgers

by Jennifer McDonald
Healthy Sweet Potato Tofu Burgers

So burgers are a big deal. Everywhere is still loving them and their sky-high toppings. Usually, they’re an excuse for weird meat lusting, and the only non-meat goods on offer is a repressed little breaded veggie burger with no exciting toppings. None for your veggie, all you can have is a rubbery slice of cheese! Good thing, I learned to make this sweet potato tofu burgers to save me from those “veggie” burgers.

Most veggie burgers I’ve come across have been a mixture of vegetables all smushed together and coated in bread crumbs. That’s not really what I class as a burger; I need more substance than that. The burger should be a more significant player than the coating, and that’s not usually the case. This vegan sweet potato and tofu burger is a far bigger player than its semolina coating. But don’t worry, semolina isn’t a weak option; it adds a crispy finish and stops everything from falling apart.

Healthy Sweet Potato Tofu Burgers

Healthy Sweet Potato Tofu Burgers

Jennifer McDonaldJennifer McDonald
I have been looking for the best vegetarian-friendly burgers all my life. I wanted to try something different from the usual burgers and I'm glad I discovered these sweet potato tofu burgers.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 298 kcal


  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 120 grams tofu
  • ½ tablespoon tahini
  • 1 teaspoon dark agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • ¼ cup semolina
  • 3 medium burger buns


  • Preheat the oven to 210 degrees Celsius and cover a baking tray with parchment.
  • Microwave the sweet potato on full power until soft. Carefully scoop out the flesh into a large mixing bowl.
  • Crumble the tofu into the bowl and mash into the potato with a fork. Mix the tofu and sweet potato until the tofu falls apart even more.
  • Add the tahini, agave syrup, garlic, rosemary, and paprika and combine. Season the mixture with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the semolina onto a deep plate and spread it out evenly.
  • Using your hands, form the mixture into 3 burgers and press each side into the semolina until completely coated. This will be quite messy so do it one at a time, placing each burger onto the baking tray once it’s coated.
  • Bake the burgers in the centre of the oven for 25 minutes. For an extra crunchy finish, grill the burgers on high heat for a further minute.
  • Put the burgers onto the bread and add your desired toppings.


Calories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 12gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 201mgPotassium: 264mgFiber: 5gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 8057IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 123mgIron: 4mg
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