Plant-Based Avocado Ranch Burgers 3-Ways Recipe

It’s the start of a new year which can only mean one thing: resolutions. One of the most common resolutions relates to health and wellness which brings me to a conversation on plant-based diets. This term has been going around quite a bit lately and outside of many fast food chains now carrying plant-based burgers, I didn’t know much more about it, so I decided to do some investigation and give it a try! I picked up a package of plant-based burgers and prepared them three different ways.

Plant-Based Avocado Ranch Burgers in a salad

In my opinion there is no better way to prepare a burger than on the grill and so that’s where I started. But before I get to that I wanted to explain exactly what a plant-based diet actually means. I was thinking it was just a new term for ‘vegan’, but this diet/lifestyle can actually include some animal-based products. Mainly the plant-based diet consists of vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and fruits.

While I don’t personally follow a strict plant-based diet, I don’t mind replacing meat in my diet here and there. I grilled the patties with a simple sprinkle of salt and pepper and then transformed the patties into 3 delicious meals, two of which are perfect for meal-prep! Of course, I had to try the patty as a traditional cheeseburger, topped with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado and Togarashi. Togarashi is a Japanese spice blend that adds the perfect touch of flavor to these burgers and a little bit of heat!

Plant-Based Avocado Ranch Burgers in a wrap

If you’re looking to cut out the calories from a bun or cutting carbs, try the same combination wrapped up in a tortilla. It’s handheld and you can wrap it up before you head out to work for the day. Keep the burger patty separate, warm it up and then add it to the tortilla wrap for a delicious meal. If you’re really looking to cut calories pile everything on top of a bowl of spring mix and the most important component of all three of these burgers is a drizzle of Homestyle Ranch dressing. It adds the perfect combination of creamy and cool flavor in every bite.

Whether you’re looking to clean up your diet but cutting out meat here and there or if you’re going full-on plant-based diet, these three burger variations offer a delicious and nutritious alternative to meat. And they don’t skimp on taste!

Plant-Based Ranch Avocado Burgers 3-Ways Recipe

Serves 2 | Finish in 20 minutes
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An easy, grilled veggie burger made three different ways to accommodate all different lifestyle. Choose between a burger, wrap or salad and top it off with flavorful ingredients and creamy Homestyle Ranch dressing from Litehouse.

Ingredients

  • 2 plant-based burger patties, grilled
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced or 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • ¼ cup red onion, sliced
  • 3-4 romaine lettuce leaves (for burger or wrap)
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • Litehouse® Homestyle Ranch Dressing
  • Togarashi seasoning 
  • 2 hamburger buns OR 2 whole wheat tortillas OR 4 cups spring mix 
  • 2 ounces shredded cheddar cheese (optional for salad)

Directions

  1. FOR THE BURGER: Cut the hamburger buns in half and layer the grilled plant-based burger patties along with a single cheddar cheese slice, romaine lettuce, sliced tomato and red onion and ½ of the avocado slices on top. Sprinkle Togarashi seasoning on the burger to your spice liking and drizzle with Homestyle Ranch dressing. Repeat with the second burger bun and patty and serve immediately.
  2. FOR THE WRAP: Warm tortillas for 10-15 seconds so that they are more pliable. Cut each of the burger patties into 4-5 long slices and place them into the tortillas. Top with a single cheddar cheese slice, romaine lettuce, sliced tomato and red onion and ½ of the avocado slices. Sprinkle Togarashi seasoning on the ingredients to your spice liking and drizzle with Homestyle Ranch dressing. Repeat with the second tortilla, fold in the bottom and roll the ingredients into a wrap to serve.
  3. FOR THE SALAD: Divide spring mix between two bowls. Dice the grilled burger patties into bite-sized pieces and divide between the two bowls. Top each bowl with half of the tomatoes, onions, and half of the avocado. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese, if desired. Drizzle on Homestyle Ranch dressing and sprinkle with Togarashi seasoning before serving.

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