Naked Burger Salad

Everyone knows that a burger with no bun is an easy way to cut calories and some carbs, making it a bit healthier. But how about a vegan burger with no bun? And how about a vegan burger, with no bun– turned into a salad?! It just keeps getting better.

Naked Burger Salad

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Thai sweet chili veggie burger patty (from Trader Joe’s)
  • 3 full kale leaves (I left mine whole, but you can also chop them, which would make it an actual salad 🙂 )
  • 1/2 of 1 medium salad tomato, cut into slices
  • 1/4 white onion, split into rings (just slice the onion from the whole and carefully separate the rings)
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cilantro
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon essential seasoning blend*


What to Do:

  1. Heat a small skillet with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil in it to medium heat.
  2. Once oil is hot, add mushrooms to skillet.
  3. Saute mushrooms for approximately 3-4 minutes, then add onion rings to skillet.
  4. Continue to saute for another 4-5 minutes, until mushrooms and onion rings are tender and have a little crispy char to them (you don’t have to saute until they get charred, but for this dish I thought it tasted better to have that charred flavor with the burger!).
  5. Remove veggies from heat.
  6. Take out onion rings and set aside.
  7. Add cilantro and essential seasoning blend to mushrooms in skillet and stir; set aside.
  8. In another skillet (or set the mushroom/cilantro mix aside and use the same skillet), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  9. Once oil is hot, place burger patty in skillet and pan-fry for approximately 5 minutes on each side.
  10. In a serving dish, arrange kale.
  11. Add burger patty, tomatoes, onion, mushroom mix, and sliced avocado on top of kale– arrange ingredients however you would like.
  12. Serve as is or add your favorite dressing. Bon appetit!


* Essential seasoning blend can be found on the recipes page.


Date posted on Instagram: 1/30/18

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