Artichoke White Bean Burgers
4 from 14 votes

These vegan artichoke white bean burgers are packed with Mediterranean flavor and healthful ingredients! They’re also gluten free and super versatile.

An angled photograph of a vegan artichoke white bean burger, served on a bun with greens and a creamy dip.

I’ve been eating lots of artichoke hearts lately. The shelf-stable ones (both canned and in the jar) have been easy to find nearby, and I’m enjoying the bright, tangy, and gently acidic flavor they lend to bowls, salads (like this easy pantry concoction from last week), and pasta. I’m also looking forward to remaking this chickpea polenta dish—a favorite from the winter—very soon.

A vegetable based burger is served on a fluffy burger bun. It rests on a white sheet of parchment.

Last week, I decided to experiment with putting artichokes into a plant-based burger, because why not? They add so much flavor to everything else, and I imagined that they’d be a perfect base for a Mediterranean patty.

I was so happy with how they turned out: different from the burgers I usually make, which have a smoky or Southwestern flavor profile. They’re garlicky, the lemon is assertive, and I love the addition of Italian herbs (I used a dried herb blend, but you could use oregano instead).

A sideways photograph of a vegetable burger on a bun, with lettuce and other toppings. It's on a white surface and photographed against a gray backdrop.

Instead of serving them as I usually serve burgers—with plenty of ketchup, sometimes lettuce and tomato—I served them with a schmear of hummus and a little spinach salad (baby spinach, olive oil, lemon, salt, pepper). The meal was refreshing yet filling, which is what I wanted it to be, and it was too good for me not to share with you today.

A close-up photograph of a plant-based patty, served on a fluffy bun with lettuce and a creamy spread.
An angled photograph of a vegan artichoke white bean burger, served on a bun with greens and a creamy dip.
4 from 14 votes

Artichoke, White Bean & Quinoa Burgers

Author – Gena Hamshaw
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Yields: 6 burgers


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 14.5-ounce can (or jar) halved or quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups (1 can, rinsed and drained) navy, cannellini, or Great Northern beans
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian herb blend (or any combination of oregano, thyme, and rosemary)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (substitute cooked rice)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose, oat, or gluten free all-purpose flour
  • For serving: burger buns of choice, dressed greens, hummus or bean dip, tapenade, Dijon mustard—it's up to you!


  • Preheat your oven to 375F.
  • Heat the olive oil in a wide skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes, or until the shallots are clear but not yet crisping. Add the garlic and cook for one more minute, stirring as you go. Add the artichoke hearts, white beans, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to the skillet. Mix the ingredients well and heat them through.
  • Place your cooked quinoa into a food processor fitted with the S blade. Add the warm artichoke mixture. Pulse repeatedly for a minute or so, until the mixture has broken down and no large pieces of artichoke or bean remain, but the burger mixture still has some texture.
  • Carefully remove the S blade from your processor, then sprinkle the flour into your burger mixture and stir/mash it all together with a fork (this incorporates the flour but prevents you from over-processing the mixture). If you like, you can also transfer everything to a mixing bowl after processing and mixing in the flour there; I think it's easier and less cleanup to do it in the bowl of the processor! Cover the bowl of the processor and let everything sit for 10 minutes, so that the flour can absorb some moisture and the burger mixture will firm up.
  • Shape the burger mixture into 6 patties. It'll be sticky, but you should still be able to shape it; if it's too sticky to work with, add an extra tablespoon of flour. Transfer your patties to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake the burgers for 15 minutes. Flip them and bake for another 10 minutes, or until golden brown on each side. Enjoy!


Leftover burgers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days and can be frozen for up to 6 weeks.
An artichoke white bean burger is piled onto a burger bun. A single bite has been taken out of the burger.

I think it’s sort of a pain to sauté burger ingredients (onion and garlic, etc.), only to add them to the food processor for blitzing. But when I make burgers this way, I really do think they’re more flavorful than when I add raw onion/garlic to the processor, or use onion and garlic powder instead.

Even with the sautéing, these burgers come together fast, and the leftovers gave me days of good eats. After trying them traditionally, on buns, I also experimented with serving them in bowls with quinoa and dressed greens, and one or two got stuffed into pitas with hummus, falafel-style. All very tasty. Hope you might get a chance to try them soon, and that you’ll enjoy them, too!

Happy Tuesday, friends, and here’s to another week of staying safe and keeping as well as we can. I’ll be back around here soon.


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Categories: Recipes, Main Dishes
Method: Oven, Stovetop
Ingredients: Quinoa
Dietary Preferences: Gluten Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegan
Recipe Features: Meal Prep

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  1. 5 stars
    We love these. We don’t eat them as burgers, but top them with hummus of some sort or a herbed tahini sauce. So good and great to have a stash in the freezer.

    • I love this recipe, too, Jennifer! So glad that you enjoy the burgers (and that sounds like a great way to serve them).

  2. Yum I loved these! Had them as burgers one night, then in bowl with salad the next night then took one to work with veggies. They hold together so well for an oven baked burger. Thanks Gina!

  3. Woah, this looks absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to try it!

  4. Do you have a recommendation on brands of artichoke hearts you like or is one just as good as another? Thanks. Susan

    • I think they’re pretty much comparable, and it doesn’t matter too much. I’ve been using the canned, quartered artichoke hearts from Native Forest because that’s what my local/walking distance grocer carries!

  5. These look like keepers! Pinned. White beans not easy to find right now, canned or dried. They’ll come around again…