White Bean Burger with Quick Ponzu Pickles

White Bean Ponzu Burgers with Quick Ponzu Pickles

We’ve all heard of black bean burgers, and they’re delicious! But how about white bean burgers? If you haven’t tried white bean burgers before, allow me to introduce you to a delicious recipe for White Bean Ponzu Burgers with Quick Ponzu Pickles.

This delicious Asian-inspired burger uses Marukan rice vinegar and Yuzu Ponzu in the quick pickles and Yuzu Ponzu in the sauce and in the burgers. It’s zesty, tangy, savory, and might I just say, one of the very best vegetarian burgers I’ve made!

Don’t be intimidated by making bean burgers – they take about as long as regular burgers to throw together, just with the addition of pulsing nuts and beans together to create the patties. Whether you’re vegetarian, cooking for those who are, or just want to add some fiber-rich, plant-based meals into your diet (Meatless Mondays, perhaps?) this burger is a great choice!

White Bean Burger with Quick Ponzu Pickles Recipe

5 from 2 votes
White Bean Burger with Quick Ponzu Pickles
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White Bean Ponzu Burgers with Quick Ponzu Pickles

Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Chill time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 16 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 661kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


For the Quick Ponzu Pickles:

For the Sauce:

For the Burgers:

  • ½ cup almonds (or other nuts)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can white beans (cannellini, Great Northern) – drained, liquid reserved
  • ½ cup gluten free breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoon Marukan Yuzu Ponzu sauce , divided
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
  • 4 gluten free hamburger buns , toasted


Make the pickles:

  • Using a vegetable peeler peel the carrot and cucumber into long ribbons. Combine the rest of pickles ingredients, add the vegetables, and let sit at room temperature while preparing the burgers and sauce.

Make the burgers:

  • Pulse the nuts in a food processor until finely ground. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Pulse the beans until coarsely chopped. Add to the almonds along with the breadcrumbs, onion and garlic powders, salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons ponzu sauce, and 3 tablespoons of the reserved bean liquid. Mix well. Shape into 4 equal sized patties and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and let it get hot. Brush the remaining tablespoon of ponzu sauce on one side of the burgers. Place sauce side down in the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Serve on buns with sauce and quick pickles.

Make the sauce:

  • Combine all sauce ingredients mixing well. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.


Nutrition Facts
White Bean Ponzu Burgers with Quick Ponzu Pickles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 661 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 1930mg80%
Potassium 890mg25%
Carbohydrates 82g27%
Fiber 12g48%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 2626IU53%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 177mg18%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Beans Burgers Marukan Pickled Vegetables Pickles Vinegar
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