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Burgers the Raw Food Way!

I have been wanting to make a raw food burger for quite a while now. Finding a great deal on portobello mushrooms was just the dose of inspiration that I needed to put this recipe together. Filled with veggies, seeds and nuts, and hearty savory seasoning, these mushroom burgers completely hit the spot. A little soaking, a little dehydrating and you have a tasty burger that even the fussiest eater will love. If you use the food processor, these go together very quickly!




Mushroom Walnut Veggie Burgers


  • 2 cups Carrots, grated
  • 2 cups Portobello Mushrooms, chopped fine
  • 1 cups Onion, chopped fine
  • 3/4 cups Celery, diced
  • 1 cups Walnuts, soaked and ground fine while wet
  • 1/2 cups Pumpkin Seeds, soaked and ground fine while wet
  • 1/4 cups Water, filtered
  • 1/4 cups Nama Shoyu
  • 1 teaspoon Sage
  • 1 teaspoon Marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 cup oat flour, raw OR 3/4 cup flax, ground
  1. Combine carrots, mushrooms, celery, and onion.
  2. Stir in walnuts and pumpkin seeds, combine well.
  3. Combine water and nama shoyu, mix into veggie/nut mixture
  4. Add herbs, stir well.
  5. Stir raw oat flour OR ground flax seeds in in batches (half at a time)
  6. Shape into patties roughly 4-5 inches across, no more than 1 inch thick. Place on screens and dehydrate at 140 for 1 hour. Reduce heat to 115 and dehydrate until mostly dry. 3-4 hours. You want these to be moist, not rock hard.
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  1. Malissa wrote on July 23, 2014

    Hi there!

    I am very eager to make these! I am wondering about the screens…Do you have to use them or can I use a cookie sheet? Do I put the burgers on the screens and put them in the oven or do I need a dehydrator?

    Thank you so much!


    • Susan wrote on July 28, 2014

      Hi, Malissa, I do use screens and this recipe is formulated for a dehydrator…to keep it raw. You can try doing it in the oven but it won’t be raw anymore. I would suggest trying the lowest temp and keeping an eye on it. You might also have to flip them. Cheers!

  2. Elizabeth wrote on April 25, 2014

    I’m very new to learning how to prepare raw food recipes. I took a class that had a recipe for “hamburgers” and I liked them, but they require I start preparing them 4 days before I want to eat them; consequently I have yet to make them. Somehow I just found your website and I think it’s wonderful, especially since a lot of your recipes not only look good, but they don’t seem to require preparation days ahead of time. Your photos are great making the food look very inviting; they make me want to dive into the kitchen where I hate to be and prepare food.

    Anyway, I want to try making your burgers and I was wondering how long should I soak the walnuts and the pumpkin seeds before grinding them? This is probably something all raw foodies know, but I’m too new to the raw food world and very ignorant in this regard–please educate me.


    • Susan wrote on May 17, 2014

      Soak until soft. Cheers!

  3. Regina wrote on March 20, 2014

    Hi there!
    Question – Since this recipe makes about 8 burgers, how shouldI store these? Fridge? Freezer? How Long? Just my son and I at home.

  4. Erica wrote on July 27, 2013

    These burgers are easy to make, taste wonderful and reheat in the dehydrator well. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I ate them with raw onion bread, lettuce and tomato – yum!

  5. Vic wrote on December 16, 2012

    I made these burgers 2 weeks ago, gonna make more today. They’re soooo good, I’m about 80%raw right now but with recipes like these, I’ll be 100% before long.

  6. Maryam wrote on September 28, 2012

    I just had my first burger and Mmmm.. it was wonderful. One of the best recipes I’ve ever tried,if not THE BEST.

    • Susan wrote on September 28, 2012

      So glad you liked them…they are one of my favorites, too!! Cheers!

  7. Zuzia wrote on August 6, 2012

    Tried this a few weeks ago, its absolutely delicious!! Will be making them again this week 😀

  8. Angela wrote on April 14, 2012

    Pretty good! My kids did not like them, but buried in a burger with toppings the adults did. I found they needed six hours in the excalibur dehydrator. I’m not raw so I also might try frying the rest of the mixture into falafels.

  9. Tom wrote on February 8, 2012


    Why is it necessary to grind the Walnuts & Sunflower seeds while they are wet?

    • Susan wrote on February 8, 2012

      The moisture is needed for the way this recipe is written. Cheers!

  10. Pete wrote on February 7, 2012

    I am making some of these today. Can’t wait to see how they turn out. I am sorta green smoothied out, so switchin to veggi burgers, lol, not totally though. 😉


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