Tofu Burgers

Make it meatless! These tofu burgers are a delicious veggie alternative to beef or turkey burgers. Ginger, garlic, sesame, and soy sauce add tons of flavor, and toasted almonds give them a nice crunch!  These are great by themselves, or serve them in a bun with your favorite burger toppings.

Tofu Burger
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Tofu Burgers

These tofu burgers are a delicious veggie alternative to beef or turkey burgers. Ginger, garlic, sesame, and soy sauce add tons of flavor, and toasted almonds give them a nice crunch!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegetarian
Keyword tofu burgers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 199 kcal
Author Openfit


  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ½ medium onion coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot shredded
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 thin slice fresh ginger peeled, finely chopped
  • 12 oz firm tofu well drained, mashed
  • ½ cup chopped almonds toasted
  • 1 large egg white
  • 4 tsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper optional
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. Heat olive oil in medium nonstick skillet on medium-high heat.

  2. Add onion and carrot; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.

  3. Add garlic and ginger; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Cool.

  4. Combine onion mixture, tofu, almonds, egg white, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds; mix well.

  5. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

  6. Shape into four patties. Refrigerate, covered, for 1 to 2 hours.

  7. Heat medium nonstick skillet, lightly coated with spray, over medium high heat.

  8. Add patties; cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Tofu Burgers
Amount Per Serving (1 burger)
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 277mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 12g 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.