Cajun Veggie Burgers with Kasha

This Cajun veggie burger recipe is a great option for a quick dinner, and with fast-cooking kasha (buckwheat) as the base, your meal will be ready in no time. Veggie burgers make for fun vegan recipes because once you make them, there are so many options for eating them! On a bun, on some greens, under a pickle and a tomato, with some home-baked french fries...

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 burgers


  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup kasha (toasted buckwheat groats)

  • 2 carrots, grated

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring water and kasha to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, without stirring, until kasha groats are soft and fully open, about 15 minutes. Let cool.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Stir carrots, parsley, olive oil, basil, thyme, oregano, paprika, mustard, and cayenne pepper into the kasha. Form mixture into patties and place on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until browned on the outside, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

To fry instead of bake, leave the olive oil out of the patties. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan instead and place patties in the pan, being sure to get some oil on the bottom side. Cook for 5 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

191 Calories
5g Fat
35g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 191
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 8mg 38%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 278mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.