Walnut and Tomato Burger Patties Recipe - Vegan

Ever thought of a burger crafted with walnuts? Nutrient-packed, vegetarian, and absolutely delicious! Thanks to Heather North for sharing the recipe for Walnut and Tomato Burger Patties.

[Makes 6–8 patties, depending on size]


  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds – soak in hot water for an hour before use, to gel
  • ⅕ red capsicum and ¼ onion – both chopped fine and fried thoroughly in a generous amount of olive oil
  • ½ can tomatoes – ideally crushed and sieved, but other types OK – or alternatively could use tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon crushed chilli
  • ½ cup corn kernels
  • 1 cup Trickett's Grove walnut flour – plus optionally, for added flavour and texture, 5 walnut kernels finely broken/cut up or lightly food-processed
  • 4 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs – quantity of breadcrumbs can be adjusted, if needed, to get consistency right.


  • Once capsicum and onion are fried, add the ½ can of tomatoes and crushed chilli to the pan, and simmer to reduce/concentrate the tomato. Also add the corn kernels to thaw/warm (if frozen).
  • In a bowl, thoroughly mix the walnut flour (and broken/ground walnut kernel if used), breadcrumbs, gelled chia, and tomato/corn/onion/capsicum/chilli mix from the pan.
  • Spoon balls of mix into pan and flatten into patties. Fry in a generous amount of olive oil.
  • Enjoy!