Tempeh Burgers are Vegan, Gluten-free and So Surprisingly Yummy

These tempeh burgers are a very good source of vegan protein for dinner and they are gluten-free too. They have all the health benefits of B12. You can make them into meatless burgers with buns or what I do is have them with a salad or steamed vegetables.

Tempeh Burgers vegan gluten-free

Tempeh Burgers Ingredients


Of course, the main ingredient in this tempeh burger recipe is tempeh. Tempeh truly is a nutritious superfood full of health benefits including good protein and vitamin B12.  For vegans, it can be challenging to get enough B12. Beans and lentils are full of good nutrition and have many health benefits but they do not have the essential vitamin B12.  Tempeh has the same protein quality as meat but they are vegan. It is helpful in reducing cancer, is a powerful probiotic, helps with weight loss, and more. 

Tempeh for this recipe is very tasty when marinated. Learn How to Marinate Tempeh with This Recipe.

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Tempeh is Full of Protein, and Many Other Wonderful Health Benefits

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is actually very good for us. In tropical climates like Polynesia, Sri Lanka, and the Yucatan where they have a diet high in coconut oil, the people are healthier, have less heart disease, cancer, and colon problems than unsaturated fat eaters. It is now accepted that there is good cholesterol and there are good saturated fats. Learn the 12 benefits of  Coconut Oil, this newly declared Amazing SuperFood.


WHO recognizes that Onions help relieve symptoms such as coughs, congestion asthma, and respiratory infections. Onions are full of protective phytonutrients, vitamins, trace minerals, quercetin (an important flavonoid), chromium, and unique anti-inflammatory nutrients.


Mushrooms are more than a delicious addition to these vegan, gluten-free tempeh burgers, they are full of health benefits too.  There are over 140 thousand types of mushroom-forming fungi and there are close to 100 types being studied for their health benefits.  A small number have been found to be very beneficial for boosting your immune system.   Whether it is a small button mushroom or a large brown one, it is a wonderful superfood to be added to make the meal extra tasty.

sesame health bnefitsSesame Seeds

Sesame seeds add a light crunch to these tempeh burgers. These tiny sesame seeds may be tiny, but they have huge health benefits. During the Middle Ages,  they were worth their weight in gold for many good reasons.  They are high in protein, great for the skin, good for digestion and respiratory health among many other health benefits.


Basil is one of the herbs added to these tempeh vegan gluten-free burgers. It has been considered to be ‘The Oldest Herb’.  It has been used for health reasons and for its distinct flavour which is delicious.  It is one of my favorite herbs to use in my kitchen.  Basil is full of health benefits making it a herb superfood and it has an amazing history.

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Flaxseed is Full of Many Health Benefits

Flax meal

What holds these tempeh burgers together is the flax meal which is made from flaxseeds.
Flaxseed is Full of Many Health Benefits and Uses. – The flaxseed has only been recognized for all the wonderful health benefits in the last few decades even though it has been cultivated for its health benefits for 5000 years! Flaxseeds are a great addition to meals and for baking as an egg replacer!  Learn more about this wonderful superfood.

Nutritional Yeast Flakes

Nutritional Yeast Flakes add a tangy, cheesy taste to my food which is good since I don’t eat cheese.  I add this to sauces and pesto as a replacement for Parmesan cheese. Nutritional yeast flakes are an inactive form of yeast and are a good source of protein (contain 18 amino acids and nine are essential ones that your body cannot produce).  Also, are a great source of B vitamins and the minerals iron, selenium, and zinc.
Not to be confused with baker’s yeast, which is still active and can grow inside your stomach, depriving you of nutrients, or with brewer’s yeast, which is inactive but bitter.

Organic nutritional yeast is not fortified, so it does not have the same B vitamins and bright yellow color as conventional yeast flakes. Any fortified yeast cannot be organically certified.  Try this very good variety of nutritional yeast: Druids Grove Organic Nutritional Yeast Flakes Kosher Certified 

Time to make your own tempeh burgers for a meatless meal.

Tempeh Vegan Gluten-free Burgers Recipe

These tempeh burgers are tasty and a very good source of protein for dinner. They have all the health benefits of B12. You can make them into burgers with buns or what I do is have them with a salad or steamed vegetables.
Servings 4 people
Author Diana Herrington


  • 8 ounces tempeh, marinated 8 ounces = 227 grams
  • 2 cups onion
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • 1 tsp each dried basil, rosemary, and marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 5 Tbsp flax meal
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 5 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds


  • 1. Marinade the tempeh as per the recipe.
    2. Crumble the marinated tempeh into a bowl.
    3. Now mix the flax meal, water, and herbs in with the tempeh.
    4. Chop the onion finely and chop the mushrooms into small chunks.
    5. Sauté the onions in a pan in coconut oil for 3 minutes.
    6. Then add the mushrooms and sauté them for 3 more minutes.
    7. Mix the onions and mushrooms in with the tempeh. 
    8. Now take the mixture and form into patties using your hands. This recipe will make approximately twelve pattie.
    9. Press each patty on both sides with a few sesame seeds.
    10. The patties can be cooked in the oven or in a frying pan. If you are baking them in the oven, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
    11. Oil the frying pan or if you are baking them oil the baking pan.
    12. If baking in the oven, bake for 10 minutes, then flip the patties and bake the other side another 10 minutes.
    13. If you are cooking them in a frying pan, then cook them for 5-7 minutes on each side.
    14. Now enjoy your tasty tempeh burgers that are vegan and gluten-free.


Learn more about the nutrition and health benefits of the ingredients I used for these tempeh burgers: onions, coconut oil, mushrooms basil, black pepper, flax meal, nutritional yeast, water, and sesame seeds.
Learn How to Marinate Tempeh with This Recipe

So now that you have made tempeh burgers, time for some more vegan and gluten-free tempeh recipes.

More Meatless Tempeh and Tofu Recipes

Tempeh Burgers Vegan, Gluten-free
Tempeh Sauteed with Spices and Garlic For a Special Dinner

Tempeh Sauteed with Spices and Garlic For a Special Vegan Dinner – This tempeh sautéed with spices is a super easy dish to add to any vegan dinner. Tempeh is firmer and tastier than tofu with its nutty taste and texture and it is much healthier too making your meal full of easy-to-digest protein and vitamin B12. All the ingredients in this meal are very healthy.

Tempeh Arugula Salad with Cucumbers is Tasty – This is a simple three-ingredient tempeh arugula salad that is quick to make. It is full of very good easy to digest protein from the tempeh.

Tempeh Salad Tempeh Salad with Beets and Sprouts for Dinner – This is a simple tempeh salad recipe that is easy to make. It is full of nutrients from the beets, carrots and sprouts, pumpkin seeds and lots of protein from the tempeh which are all tasty superfoods. What makes it extra tasty is the marinated crispy tempeh. The red sweet beets add a very tasty flavor. If you are very busy and just want a quick meal then simple tempeh will work too.

 Learn How to Marinate Tempeh with This Recipe – It is important to marinate tempeh for creating very tasty tempeh recipes. It is simple to do and this marinated tempeh is delicious.

Tofu Kebabs
Tofu Kebabs are Delicious for Dinner

Tofu Kebabs are Delicious for Dinner and Are Vegan – Tofu kebabs are a great addition to any meal and so yummy. They are filled with nutritious vegetables and protein-rich tofu. A great vegetarian addition to a barbecue this summer too especially for those wanting a vegan option.

Fresh Sprout Salad with Tofu for Lunch – This is a simple sprout salad with tofu that is easy and full of nutrients from the vegetables and lots of protein from the tofu.

Tofu with Zucchini & Almond Cream is Delicious – This tofu with zucchini and almond cream recipe was developed for a guest while in India many years ago.

Here is one of my favorite vegan burger recipes:

Brazil Nut Burgers

Brazil Nut Burgers – These tasty Brazil Nut Burgers are filled with healthy ingredients and are gluten-free and vegan too.  This burger dish is great for a delicious and healthy lunch or dinner.



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