A Healthy Burger Round-Up

Since summer is now officially here (wah hoo!), you know what’s coming your way. Grills will be on, dinners will be served al fresco, and your yard will be filled with family, friends, and neighbors for the beloved backyard BBQ tradition.

We all know the basics. Burgers, dogs, chicken, and other meats are slapped on the grill, usually slathered in some sort of calorie-laden sauce, and we call it a day. For the vegetarians in your group, you can turn to the trusty old patties you find in the freezer section of the major grocery chains.

But wouldn’t it be so much better to make interesting, healthy, deletable, BBQ worthy fare for your guests? Today I’m rounding up some of my favorite burger recipes from the wonderful Balanced Platter contributors. My hope is to inspire your summer meals with nutritious and delicious burgers.

Happy Burger Eating!!

Cilantro-Quinoa Turkey Burgers from Yours Truly

source: Ricki Heller

Meaty Eggplant Burgers from Ricki

Super Healthy Veggie Burgers from Hallie

Mediterranean Veggie Burgers from Meg

Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes from Yours Truly

source: Amy Green

Garden Turkey Burgers with Buttermilk Dill Ranch Dressing from Amy

source: Kim Lutz

Vegan Black Bean Burgers from Kim

source: Alta Mantsch

Salmon Cilantro Burgers from Alta

Portobello Mushroom Burgers with Basil Mustard Sauce from Danielle


Alyssa is the quinoa-obsessed girl behind the gluten-free website, Queen of Quinoa. She loves experimenting with nutritious and whole-food ingredients, and hopes to show the everyday home chef that cooking and eating gluten-free can not only be healthy, but also delicious and fun. Alyssa is also the author behind the popular ebook, Baking with Quinoa, which features scrumptious gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free treats.

Read all of Alyssa’s posts here.

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