The Pumpkin Veggie Burger

It wouldn’t be fall if we didn’t have a few pumpkin recipes on the menu. However, with the sensationalization Pumpkin Spice, too many pumpkin recipes are just sweets and cakes. Pumpkin can actually be a great ingredient for some hearty and healthy savory recipes as well, and here is one of our favorites!


  • 1 medium onion (diced and sautéed before adding to mixture)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red or green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen organic corn
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup canned unseasoned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup fine dry oat crumbs (quickly blitz oats in a blender)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


After sautéing the onions, add all ingredients into a bowl (with onions) and gently mix them by hand until all ingredients are integrated. Then separate the mixture into 6 uniform (as much as can be) patties. I prefer to use a BBQ, but you can also do them in a skillet (approx. 4 minutes on either side). Once cooked, top with tomatillo salsa and avocado. Next and finally, place the patty between a whole grain bun, OR, if you’re feeling frisky, try using a heated flour tortilla as a bun. Easy, delicious, and autumn-style festiveness!

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