Veggie Burger Recipe for All Seasons

Recipe Veggie Burger

Meatless and magnificent, this recipe reinvents the classic burger. It’s so good that your tastebuds will sing for joy.

The next-generation alternatives to meaty burgers break the rules, more than rivalling them with tempting colours, flavours and textures. Chef Mathieu Verdoucq proves it with this nutritious, bountiful and protein-packed recipe.

Ingredients (for 4 burgers)

1. Veggie patties

  • 150g chickpeas, cooked
  • 250g sweetcorn kernels
  • 100g red onion
  • 5g each coriander and parsley
  • 250g tofu
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 5g Espelette pepper powder

2. Darphin potatoes

  • 1.2kg potatoes
  • 40g chervil
  • 40g parsley
  • 40g chives
  • 80g margarine or vegan butter
  • Salt and pepper


Prepare the veggie patties:

Finely chop the chickpeas and sweetcorn (but not too fine if using a food processor, to avoid making a puree). Then chop the red onions, coriander and parsley. Crush the tofu. Combine all the ingredients, form into 4 patties and pan fry each side for 5-10 minutes, depending on the thickness.

Prepare the Darphin potatoes:

Scrub and peel the potatoes, then shred them using a grater. Chop the herbs and combine everything with the margarine. Season the mixture and divide it into 8 portions. Use a blini pan or moulds to make nice round shapes, the same diameter as the veggie patties. Cook 5-10 minutes on each side, depending on the type of potato used.

To assemble the burger, place a veggie patty between two Darphin potato ‘buns’. Add a few leaves of rocket between each layer if you wish. For even more flavour, you could also top the patty with a layer of guacamole or sesame vinaigrette. Serve with crudités or a small seasonal salad on the side.

Note: A white wine goes very well with this gourmet burger. For a classic combination, opt for a dry and very fragrant wine like a Condrieu Blanc, whose magical intensity pairs perfectly with coriander and spices. You could also try a more daring and assertive wine like a Menetou-Salon, an invigorating yet delicate sauvignon that marvellously enhances the spiced notes of this dish.


(*) Average meal price calculated on the basis of starter and main course or main course and dessert, excluding drinks, menu and promotional offers. The average price is an estimate only, calculated according to the prices provided by the restaurant. Depending on the country, the average price may or may not include all taxes.