- Meal Type: Lunch, Dinner
- Dietary Type: Vegetarian
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Serves: 4
Fitness Blender’s Spinach Burger recipe is fast and easy to make and tastes great. Some might initially flinch at the concept of a green patty but the biggest carnivores you know will devour this veggie burger and ask for another.
These low calorie green burgers are a good source of protein, Iron, Vitamin A, and Calcium. Each serving has a couple of grams of fiber and they are low in fat. Especially compared to the typical beef version, these are very low in saturated fat.
These take only about 10-15 minutes to prep and cook. You can easily get creative with these and add other healthy ingredients of your own; corn, mushrooms, brussels sprouts, beets, and beans would all be good options.
6 Ounces Spinach, chopped
3 Large Eggs
1 Onion, chopped
½ Cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
½ Cup Bread Crumbs
2 Large Garlic Cloves, minced
1 tsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
½ tsp Salt
How to make them
Sauté the chopped onion and minced garlic cloves in the olive oil in a small pan until slightly caramelized. You can skip this step if you want to make the prep go even faster, but browning the onions and garlic make for an even better flavor.
Chop spinach finely and add to a large mixing bowl. Add salt, red pepper flakes, cheese, eggs, and sautéed onion and garlic. Mix well.
Once thoroughly mixed, add in the bread crumbs. This will help the ingredients thicken up a bit and start to stick together. Don’t worry if the consistency seems too thin or is not clumping together well – when you start to cook the spinach burgers, the egg will help it stay formed and stick together.
Add a small amount of olive oil to a frying pan over medium heat. Portion out patties to your desired size (nutritional information below is calculated for 5 servings) and place them onto the pan.
Cook for 3 minutes on each side, twice, until the outside is crisp and golden. Serve while hot; you can eat them plain or on a hamburger bun or tortilla.
These keep well in the refrigerator for several days.
You don’t have to be a vegetarian in order to enjoy meatless burger recipes! Sometimes it’s good to give your digestive system a break and these healthy & delicious alternatives can be a good way to satisfy your craving for a burger without taking in all of the saturated fats that usually go along with them.
Have you tried our black bean burgers? These are even higher in fiber and are a bit more stout when it comes to feeling full.
Serve these up with a side of butternut squash fries.
Total Fat: 6 g
Saturated Fat: 2.2 g
Cholesterol: 130 mg
Sodium: 440 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 11.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
Sugars: 2.1 g
Protein: 9.5 g
Vitamin A: 71%
Vitamin C: 20%