Bibimbap Veggie Burger Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #bibimbap #veggieburgers

Bibimbap Veggie Burger Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Bibimbap Veggie Burger Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #bibimbap #veggieburgers

When I started writing Pickles & Honey more than four years ago (sidenote: whoa, how has it been that long?!), I set out to share recipes that were a reflection of how I was making my meals at home and to push myself to get better in the kitchen. At the time, I was still getting the hang of this whole plant-based thing and so my focus was on replicating favorite recipes with more whole food ingredients.

It’s fun to look back at my posts because I can see really clearly where I went through food phases. There was the phase with the occasional faux meat, the one with lots of juicing, the exclusively gluten-free year, the time when I tried to make everything from scratch (including the best ever kombucha)…it’s been a satisfyingly delicious evolution with a lot learned along the way.

Bibimbap Veggie Burger Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #bibimbap #veggieburgersThis past year, I gave up my kitchen (and any kitchen at all for some weeks) to get way outside my comfort zone and travel and explore. Pre-road trip, I would have told you that my eating style was simple and no-fuss. Post-road trip, I have an entirely new appreciation for what simple and no-fuss truly means. From piecing together meals at convenience stores when there wasn’t a proper grocery option, to assembling dinners in hotel rooms with one coffee mug, a plastic fork, and a microwave—it’s been, well, interesting. But also, it’s been really, really liberating not to be spending long stretches in my kitchen and to instead prioritize seeing and doing while eating in a way that facilitates getting out and feeling good.

Bibimbap Veggie Burger Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #bibimbap #veggieburgers

The veggie burger recipe I’m sharing today sums up where I’m currently at with my meals: heavy on the fresh veggies, super minimal on the prep time, with one part homemade (my best peanut sauce yet!) and one part pre-made (Dr. Praeger’s Bibimbap Veggie Burgers). Aaron and I have been buying Dr. Praeger’s regularly for a long time, but I have to say that their new line of burgers are recent favorites for us. The Bibimbap, with its daikon radish, shiitake mushrooms, and spicy gochujang sauce, is my personal top pick, but keep an eye out for their new Mushroom Risotto flavor too—that one’s a close second.

I skipped the burger buns this time in favor of fresh butter lettuce and a crunchy Asian-inspired salad topping that’s made with colorful red cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts, scallions, and water chestnuts. The recipe makes enough salad to serve on the side for some added nutrition, but if I’m being totally honest, I like it because it’s an excellent vehicle for extra peanut sauce! One taste of that sauce and you might just find yourself making salads so you can smother them in peanut sauce.

I hope you’ll love these burger wraps as much as we do!

Bibimbap Veggie Burger Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #bibimbap #veggieburgers

A big thanks to Dr. Praeger’s for sponsoring this post!

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Bibimbap Veggie Burger Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Bibimbap Veggie Burger Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #bibimbap #veggieburgers

Bibimbap Veggie Burger Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Vegan,

Serves: 4 veggie burger wraps


Prep Time: 15 mins

Flavorful Bibimbap Veggie Burger Lettuce Wraps with a 7-Ingredient Peanut Sauce you'll want to put on everything! Fresh butter lettuce replaces the buns for a healthy and EASY meal that's ready in under 20 minutes.

Bibimbap Veggie Burger Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #bibimbap #veggieburgers

Bibimbap Veggie Burger Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

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Ingredients

For the peanut sauce:

  • 1/3 cup creamy salted peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha (or to taste)
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • 1 heaping tablespoon fresh, peeled ginger

For the salad topping:

  • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • one 4 oz. can sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped

For the burgers:

  • 4 Dr. Praeger's Vegan Bibimbap Veggie Burgers, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1 head of butter lettuce

Cuisine: Vegan Servings: 4 veggie burger wraps

Prep Time: 15 mins

Flavorful Bibimbap Veggie Burger Lettuce Wraps with a 7-Ingredient Peanut Sauce you'll want to put on everything! Fresh butter lettuce replaces the buns for a healthy and EASY meal that's ready in under 20 minutes.

Instructions

  • Combine all of the peanut sauce ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, toss together all of the salad ingredients.
  • Assemble the wraps: layer a lettuce leaf with a Dr. Praeger's Bibimbap Burger and a small handful of salad, then top with peanut sauce and a second lettuce leaf. Serve alongside any leftover salad and extra peanut sauce.

Notes [2]

If your lettuce leaves are a little flimsy, you can layer two leaves on top and two on the bottom for easier (and less messy!) eating.

The recipe is designed to make extra salad topping for serving on the side and enough peanut sauce to use as a dressing, with leftovers for salads or peanut noodles later in the week. I wouldn’t recommend halving the sauce because your blender may have trouble processing a smaller amount.

Copyright © 2019 Amanda Maguire for Pickles & Honey

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  1. A look back at old recipes is always a favourite pasttime of mine – whether it makes you cringe, smile or both, it never makes for a dull moment! These burgers look great and very similar to my late-night nothing-is-in-the-fridge meals

    1. I know exactly what you mean about those “late-night nothing-is-in-the-fridge meals” – ha! There are only so many nights you can eat cereal or a smoothie. 😉

  2. Gena says

    Love this post, Amanda! The longer I do nutrition work, the more I value prepared foods. They make life so much easier when things are busy, and while I think there’s a time and a place for all the DIY stuff, there’s also most definitely a time and a place for letting someone else do the heavy lifting. Plus, the nice thing about this day and age is that so many foods we can find in grocery stores really are wholesome and vegan-friendly. Score 🙂

    1. Thanks, Gena! And a big YES to everything you said! Traveling gave me a new appreciation for (wholesome) prepared foods, as did living mostly out of AirBnBs and seeing how other people live. Eating well needs to feel accessible–cost-wise, time-wise, effort-wise. I love the DIY stuff, but it’s so nice to have that be fun and not another chore when life is busy.

  3. Mandy says

    Your photos are so good! I’m loving the clean white background–it makes the food really pop. I’m going to have to pick some of these Dr. Praegers burgers up next time I see them. Thank you!

    1. Susan S. says

      I too wanted to say that I love the photos you’ve been sharing. I just started learning how to use a “real” camera and your blog is inspiring. Thank you.

    2. Thanks, Mandy! I’m loving the clean, minimalist vibe with these photos too. 🙂

  4. Becky says

    I saw you post this on IG and it looked so yummy I had so come check them out. This is my kind of meal. Love the peanut sauce and it looks so easy too.

  5. Taylor says

    You are a rock star! I’m really impressed with all you’ve accomplished while being on the road. Your food is beautiful whether you make it in your kitchen or without a kitchen. 😉 Keep up the great work!

    1. You’re too sweet–thank you! <3

  6. Sarah says

    You make veggie burgers look damn good lady! I love bibimbap flavors and can’t wait to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I legit just got up and added ‘veggie burgers’ to our grocery list. Considering I’ll be one-handed next week (having a cyst removed from my wrist), I need quick and easy.

    Bren and I also have been loving the Trader’s frozen mixes (fried rice, multigrain mix, and a lentil one) as well as their riced cauliflower if we get there in time to get it. I’ve been cooking a LOT from the America’s Test Kitchen Veg cookbook but their recipes are beautifully time intensive and so we’ve been alternating with simple spruce-it-up meals too. Balance baby, balance.

    xo

    1. haha Glad I could help with your grocery list. 😉 I need to find those TJ’s mixes! Is the cauliflower rice in the frozen aisle as well, or produce section? I’ve yet to find it, but that’s probably because it gets sold out constantly.

      I hope everything goes well next week and you have a speedy recovery. XO

      1. I imagine they vary a bit by region but they’re all in the frozen aisle near the frozen rice/quinoa. And the riced cauliflower is there too. Apparently they just increased each store’s rations to two boxes per week or something but yeah – gotta know when the truck arrives and get there early!

        And thanks for the well-wishes. I’m freaking a little but have lots of books and blogs to catchup on!

        xo

  8. Morgan says

    Your food photography is so beautiful. I have never seen a packaged veggie burger look so pretty. I love having items like veggie burgers and “chicken” in my freezer for nights when I just don’t feel like cooking 🙂 Really great ideas on how to use packaged products! Thank you 🙂

    1. Thank you for the compliments on our photography, Morgan! We are the same way—always a good idea to keep some veggie burgers in the freezer for those lazy/too-tired-to-cook nights! 🙂

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