Here are 15 of our favorite healthy toppings for veggie burgers. The verdict is in, our Mama’s Burgers rock. How do we know? Well, we have taste buds. And while they’re delicious on their own, we love to dress them up, too. If you’re new to whole food plant-based eating, you might be wondering how to dress up your burger without cheese and sugary processed sauces.
Made with simple whole food plant-based ingredients and prepared by our awesome plant-based chefs (not in a lab), our Mama’s Burgers are oil-free and pack one serious flavor punch. These ready-made veggie burgers can even be tossed on the grill for the ultimate plant-based cookout!
Feeling gourmet? Make your burger sing with 15 of our favorite veggie burger toppings:
Yes, lettuce and tomato are the classic burger topics of yore, but it’s 2019. Time for an upgrade! The simple act of grilling your sliced tomatoes will bring your cookout to the next level, we promise.
How to grill tomatoes without oil:
Slice tomatoes and toss in veggie broth or balsamic vinegar and your favorite no-salt seasonings. Or...
Grill dry! You can toss them in the marinade after grilling. Seriously, try it!
A great way to “gourmet up" any plant-based sandwich, but we’re especially keen on adding homemade quick pickles to veggie burgers. Crunchy, zesty, and so easy.
To quickly pickle cucumbers:
Another upgrade on a classic veggie burger topping, pickled red onions are both sweet and tangy, and keep much longer in the fridge than regular old raw onion slices.
To pickle red onion
Portobello mushroom burgers are a delicious plant-based meal, in and of itself, but we say go big or go home! Make it a double-decker and top your veggie burgers with hearty grilled Portobello.
To grill Portobello mushrooms:
Is there anything a sliced avocado can’t make tasty? We don't think so either. Make sure you grab a ripe one with our guide to finding the perfect avocado here.
To roast Brussels sprouts:
Lettuce us tell you a secret; it’s time to ditch the iceberg. Go for fresh baby spinach instead for a nutrient-packed upgrade. Worried it’s a little ‘too green’ for your burger? Spinach is mild as all get-out so it won’t overpower your meal, making it a great choice for plant-based beginners. Plus, it goes well with all the other toppings on this list.
An apple a day...you know the rest. Slice your apples thin and add to your burger in place of tomatoes for a healthy way to add texture. Pro tip: pair with caramelized onions and you’ve got yourself one rockin’ plant-based flavor explosion.
Jam makes everything fancy. And we’re currently loving fig jam! Figs have a sweet almost maple-like flavor, which means you don’t need to add sugar when making jam from this fruit. Here’s a quick and easy refined sugar-free fig preserves recipe to whip up at home for your next veggie burger night
The ultimate secret weapon for your plant-based cookout? A grilled pineapple! This fruit can jazz up any salad, take your side dishes to the next level, or, you guessed it, make that veggie burger really sing!
To grill pineapple:
Add our Oil-Free Marinara Sauce to your veggie burger for a more sophisticated take on ketchup. Best of all? We deliver our sauces (and everything else on our plant-based menu) right to your door, ready to heat-and-eat. No prep, no fuss, no cleanup.
Struggling to give up cheese? Say hello to Mama’s Mac Sauce. Our dairy-free creamy cashew sauce satisfies any cheeseburger craving without clogging arteries. Made with lots of love, we recommend stocking up on this sauce -- it tends to go fast!
Whether you’re cooking up your own black bean burgers or dressing up ready-made Mama’s Burgers, the right topping can really up the ante. Keep these on hand for your next burger night:
Grilled tomatoes or Portobello mushrooms
Pickled cucumbers or red onion
Oil-free condiments, dressing, hummus, or mango salsa
Healthy greens: baby spinach or roasted Brussels sprouts
Fruit: grilled pineapple, sliced apples, and sugar-free fig jam
Some plant-based newbies find that their food waste increases as they ramp up the number of fruits and veggies they eat. Here are our tips for using your fruits and veggie from root to stem.