Nut-free satay style tofu burgers

Side angle of a stacked burger layered with lettuce, patty, cheese, coriander and yellow sauce.
Enjoy the soft and fluffy homemade tofu patties in these delightful Asian satay style burgers. Microwaving tofu wrapped in a paper towel removes some of the water from tofu, making it easier to use

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Servings 4 people


For the tofu patties

For the nut-free satay sauce

For the burgers


  • Make the tofu patties: Wrap the tofu in a paper towel, place on a heatproof plate and microwave high for 2 minutes. Let cool and set aside. Heat a dash of oil in a fry pan, sauté carrot, onion, and garlic chives for 3 minutes or until soft, then let cool. Mash the tofu, mix with cooked vegetables, breadcrumbs, soy sauce and chickpea butter. With your hands, make the mixture into 4 burger patties. Add more bread crumbs if the mixture is too wet.
  • Make the nut-free satay sauce: Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat gently for 5 minutes stirring until well combined and thick.
  • Pour vinegar, a little salt and oil over cucumber, season, and toss. Leave to marinade until ready to build burgers.
  • Preheat the grill to 230°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper and place patties on. Drizzle generously with oil. Grill for 7 minutes, flip, then grill for 5 more minutes. Add cheese slices on top and grill for a further 2 minutes, until the cheese is deliciously melted. (Keep an eye on the grill as things cook quickly.) Place buns on a lined baking tray and drizzle with oil, pop in the oven for a few minutes or until warmed.
  • To serve: Spread some satay sauce on the bottom bun. Top with lettuce, tofu burger, plant-based cheese, cucumber & capsicum, a drop of sauce, herbs, then complete the burger with the top bun.
Keyword dairy free, kid friendly, vegan, vegetarian
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If satay is not your thing, why not try a more traditional approach!

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