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Tablescape of Vegan Mini Cheeseburger Salad

Vegan Mini Cheeseburger Salad

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 25 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 Minutes
  • Total Time: 42 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This Vegan Mini Cheeseburger Salad is made with the essence of a Burger King Whopper in mind, but with plant-nourishing goodness.



Mini Burger Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup cooked brown rice, pulsed *
  • 1 – [ 15 oz. can ] black beans, drained and rinsed *
  • 2 Tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 1 Tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari *
  • 1 Tablespoon ketchup
  • ¼ cup panko crumbs * 

Spice/Herb Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons dried minced onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 to ½ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Salad Ingredients:


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Place all the Spice/Herb Ingredients into a small bowl, set aside.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  4. Place the cooked and refrigerated brown rice into the food processor to break it up, pulse for about 20 seconds.
  5. Then place all the remaining Mini Burger Base Ingredients and the Spice/Herb Mix into the food processor and pulse off and on until everything is blended and well mixed. Do not over-blend.
  6. Take a small cookie scoop or about 2 Tablespoons of the burger mixture and form a smooth ball, then flatten into a small burger and place on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Continue until all the burgers are made. (See notes on burger formation).  Makes about 23 to 27 mini burgers.
  7. Place in the oven (center rack) and bake for 10 minutes, then flip, and bake for another 7 minutes. (See notes on baking).
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes to set up before serving. Place all the Salad Ingredients (excluding the dressing) into a salad bowl, drizzle with the Oil Free Vegan Cheeseburger Salad Dressing. Top with some warm mini burgers, toss and serve.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.   

*Servings: 4