The Great Cauliflower Bun Burger

By Angelika Hanna

Happy Canada Day! It’s Canada Day Long Weekend! On July 1st, and we celebrate our national holiday in Canada.

This year I tried something new with my burgers. Instead of a bread bun, I made my own bun from scratch out of cauliflower meal. I invite you to read how I prepared this delicious and healthy bun for an awesome burger. Be ready for a yummy burger feast!


Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 25 min

Total Time: Approx. 50 min

Yield: 4 burgers

Cuisine: North American/Canadian

Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food


For the cauliflower buns:

  • 1 cauliflower head, cut into florets
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Vegetable oil to spray/brush the baking sheet

For the burger patties:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Vegetable oil

To build the burger:

  • Tomato, sliced
  • Cheddar cheese, sliced
  • Red/purple onion, sliced
  • Lettuce leaf
  • Mayonnaise
  • Picante red pepper relish – optional (I used a spicy relish)


How to prepare the cauliflower buns:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a food processor, place cauliflower florets and grate until they turn into fine crumbs.
  3. Transfer the crumbs in a microwave-safe bowl.
  4. Microwave your cauliflower crumbs on high setting for 8 min.
  5. Tap dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture. (The crumbs should be as dry as possible.)
  6. Add eggs, Parmesan, cornstarch, salt and pepper. Mix until combined.
  7. Form cauliflower batter into eight 4-inch circles (approx. 1/2 inch-flat.)
  8. Spray or brush a baking sheet with vegetable oil.
  9. Place your batter circles on the greased baking sheet.
  10. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake until the circles turn golden brown, approx. 25 min.

How to prepare the beef patties:

  1. Combine ground beef, eggs, salt and pepper and form 4 patties.
  2. In a frying pan, heat vegetable oil.
  3. Add patties and reduce heat to medium.
  4. Fry patties until cooked, approx. 5 min. per side for medium-cooked.
  5. During the last minute of frying, top each patty with a slice of cheddar cheese and cover the pan with a lid to melt the cheese.

Build your burger and enjoy!

4 thoughts on “The Great Cauliflower Bun Burger

    1. It was a crispy ‘bun’. I must say though it is a messy eating. Lol. This bun does not bend like a ‘normal’ wheat bun. In fact, I had the top half of it as a ‘veggie one’ with the lettuce and tomato leaf, and the bottom half (beef patty, onion, bun bottom) with fork and knife. It was so delicious.

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