Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes: Vegan Spicy Tofu Burger

Perfect for vegans, celiacs, and those with other digestive ailments, these spicy tofu burgers are a lighter choice than a regular burger and are protein-rich, full of fibre and contain no meat.


Unless you’re in a fancy restaurant, finding a good tofu burger which isn’t sloppy is very hard to come by. So making your own is always a safe choice – especially because it’s a hell of a lot cheaper and a whole lot more satisfying.

Some people enjoy their tofu burgers with a homemade barbecue sauce, but I always find these are too sweet and sticky for something that’s already packed with flavour. Instead, I add sautéed onions to highlight the taste rather than mask it.


I’m not a vegetarian or a vegan, but I love making these tofu burgers because they’re chewy, yummy and full of flavour which is normally overpowered by over-processed meats. So give this delicious vegan tofu burger and never miss meat again!


  • 3 tbsp good quality sunflower oil
  • 2 white onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 16oz tofu
  • 50g almond flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Pepper (to taste)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200c
  2. Heat half of the oil in a frying pan and brown the tofu for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Sautee the onions in the remaining oil in a separate pan and fry for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cumin, turmeric and fry for a further 2 minutes.
  5. Pop the tofu onto gluten-free flatbreads or pitta breads and decorate the patties with the spicy onion mix.

You can also give these other meat-free burger recipes a go: Tofu Burger, Lentil Burger, Black Bean Burger, Beetroot Burger & Broccoli Burger!

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