Curry Roasted Eggplant Hummus Burgers

These roasted eggplant hummus burgers are infused with curry and topped with a creamy refreshing yogurt hummus cilantro sauce. A great vegetarian burger option for summer!

I guess I have a thing when it comes to Sabra and eggplant. For someone who claims to be a hater, I’ve been eating a decent amount of it lately.

Here’s the thing though, eggplant makes for an awesome addition to a veggie burger.

Curry Roasted Eggplant Hummus Burgers

Now, I’m a firm believer in a juicy medium-rare beef burger but I’m not gonna hate on a veggie burger. At least not all veggie burgers (like these cheddar cauliflower burgers or the best portobello mushroom burgers) I will, however, unapologetically hate on pathetically thin cardboard tasting ones that come in a box in the freezer section with an ingredient list scary enough to turn off a hungry dog though.

This ain’t one of those.

Roasted Eggplant Hummus Burgers

Apparently, despite it’s weirdness texture wise by itself, eggplant (besides being awesome for eggplant chips) is pretty great in burger form.

With July 4th coming up and the inevitable BBQ madness, these curry roasted eggplant hummus burgers are a great option for all the veg peeps out there. You don’t even need to fight for space on the grill because these are made in the oven.

The curry permeates throughout and the hummus keeps them nice and moist. 

Don’t skip the sauce either. It’s the perfect coolness to balance out the savory curry flavor and totally makes the burger.

Serve it up with some lettuce (or if you want to go full out hippie, some kale like me) and tomato and I can guarantee those carnivores on the other side of the table will be drooling with envy.

Eggplant Hummus Burgers

Yield: 4 servings

Curry Roasted Eggplant Hummus Burgers

Curry Roasted Eggplant Hummus Burgers
These roasted eggplant hummus burgers are infused with curry and topped with a creamy refreshing yogurt hummus cilantro sauce. A great vegetarian burger option for summer!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup packed parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup Sabra roasted pine nut hummus (any flavor will do though)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 4 buns
  • toppings of choice (lettuce, tomato, onion, etc.)

For sauce

  • 1/4 cup Sabra hummus (classic works best but again, any flavor will do)
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees, line a baking sheet with tin foil and grease with baking spray.
  2. Lay the eggplant slices on the baking sheet. Drizzle both sides with the olive oil and season with 1 teaspoon of the curry powder. Roast for 15 minutes, flipping once half way through.
  3. While eggplant roasts, place the oats in a food process and process until finely chopped. It doesn't have to be the consistency of flour, but you want the pieces broken up. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
  4. When the eggplant is done roasting, roughly chop it and add it to the food processor.
  5. Add the remaining curry powder, garlic, red onion, parsley, hummus, green pepper, salt and pepper and process for 10-15 seconds until everything is combined but still somewhat chunky.
  6. Transfer the mixture to the large bowl with the oats.
  7. Add the tapioca flour to the bowl and stir until combined.
  8. Reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees.
  9. Form the mixture into 4 patties with wet hands (it will be a wet batter) and place on the baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
  11. While the burgers bake, make the sauce by combining the Greek yogurt, hummus and cilantro in a small bowl and mixing together.
  12. Assemble the burgers by placing them on a bun with desired toppings and spoon the sauce on top.

*This post is sponsored by Sabra. All content and opinions are my own.

194 Comments

  1. Val B

    The grilled veggie flatbread looks awesome, but I was surprised to see so many dessert options! I have got to try out these recipes!

  2. Lisa Brown

    The Mediterranean Chicken Burgers Recipe looks so good :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  3. Sarah Morris

    My vote is for the Mediterranean Chicken Burgers! Incorporating hummus into burger mix? BRILLIANT!

    @SMorris228

  4. Nikki

    The Chocolate, Coconut and Caramel Hummus Pastries Recipe intrigues me because I’ve never thought of using hummus to make a dessert (this might be because I always load my hummus up with garlic, lol).

  5. Sheri B.

    My favorite Sabra recipe is definitely the grilled flatbread with hummus and veggies, sounds like a perfect afternoon snack too!

  6. Kelsey R

    That Thai Style Noodle Salad looks delicious! I had never considered using hummus as a dressing base but that’s a really great idea to add some creaminess to it without resorting to unhealthy cream-based dressings!

  7. Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating

    Oooh, I love Sabra! I got the opportunity to collaborate with them to do a chef’s demo at our local farmer’s market (in Bentonville, AR) using their hummus products last year. I made hummus waffles and a PB&J hummus dip. You better believe it! So honestly…I’ll have to pick those as my favorite Sabra hummus recipes.

  8. Eileen

    Pretty much everything on that menu looks spectacular, but I think the avocado cucumber salad is my favorite! And of course these burgers look pretty spectacular too. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  9. Chris30s

    The Individual 7-Layer Dip cups look very interesting. I like the way they look in the glass shot glasses they used in the photo.

  10. candace c

    The chocolate coconut caramel hummus pastries and the hummus spice cake look super interesting – have never tried hummus in a dessert!

  11. Susan Christy

    As usual, I went straight for the desserts page and found a delicious recipe for S’Mores dip. I’m making it for the 4th of July party I’m attending.

  12. Linda Poplees

    The Grilled Flatbread With Hummus & Mixed Veggies Recipe looks so delicious. My mouth is watering from the picture, I will have to try it.

  13. Cynthia C

    The Grilled Flatbread With Hummus & Mixed Veggies Recipe looks like a perfect summer dinner.

  14. Heather Robertson

    I am pretty sure I could make a whole meal out of that delicious looking grilled flatbread with hummus and mixed veggies. Your recipe looks awesome too. I had some eggplant sliders last weekend that were so good I’m obsessed now with making them myself.

  15. Dana Rodriguez

    We love Sabra and that looks delicious! I also want to make Stacy’s Chorizo Sliders and OC California Dog recipes for our our 4th of July party! Yum!

  16. ouida stokes

    The marinated Chicken Kabobs, Yummy. Can’t wait til the 4th to try this, will be having it for supper tonight. Thanks for the great recipes. The Roasted Eggplant Hummus Burger will be my next.

  17. Julie Wood

    I want to try the Cucumber Avocado salad! It looks so delicious! This would be great for my 4th of July Party!

  18. mary lee anderson

    Grilled flatbread — I never thought of grilling it. Plan to try the veggie grilled flatbread this weekend,

  19. Amanda K.

    I really like the Mediterranean Chicken Burgers Recipe. I love a good chicken burger!

  20. Robert Tschinkel

    I would love to make the Cucumber Avacado Salad made with Sabra® Cucumber & Dill Greek Yogurt Dip

  21. Dandi D

    My favorite recipe is the Grilled Flatbread with Hummus & Mixed Veggies Recipe. It looks so yummy!

  22. ELIZABETH C.

    I would love to make the Cucumber Avocado Salad Recipe. Looks simple & delicious!

  23. Barbara Montag

    I would enjoy making the Southwestern Rice recipe.
    Not many ingredients and so easy to make!
    thank you

  24. Christina

    Ooh I love the sound of “Grilled Shrimp With Sabra Supremely Spicy Indonesian Peanut Sauce Recipe” for a healthy and summery dinner!

  25. Suzanne K

    I love using Sabra Hummus as the condiment on my veggie burger. I would like to try the S’mores Dip Recipe

  26. Rosemary I

    The Mediterranean Chicken burger appeals to me. Yum can wait to try this one out. I like it because it looks simple and straight forward to make and looks like it would have a lot of flavour and it visually looks very appealing.

  27. Trasina McGahey

    The OC California Dog Recipe sounds delicious! I love guacamole and red peppers! I think I would probably leave off the sprouts for personal preference though.

  28. Beth Minyard

    Wow, looking at all those made me SO hungry!! I really want to try the Taco Salad with Crisp Bell Pepper Dressing. It looks SO good, especially on a hot day like today!

  29. Kelly Nicholson

    i got a hankering for some Cucumber Avocado Salad Recipe looks good enough to me baby!

  30. Natalia M

    The Mediterranian Quinoa bowl looks so delicious! I was also surprised with some of the sweet recipes, like the banana bread. I never would of thought to add hummus, but it probably adds a nice texture. Definitely going to try to veganize the banana bread recipe.

  31. Anne

    Dessert is my favorite meal, so I had to check out Sabra’s dessert suggestions for the Fourth. The Spiced Hummus Cake With Vanilla Yogurt Frosting Recipe is right up my alley!

  32. kath g

    The Marinated Chicken Kebabs look like a good summer dish. I’ve got all the ingredients at home already so I think I’ll try this.

  33. Kimberly M.

    I don’t know why but my taste buds have changed dramatically over the years. Lately I am addicted to cucumbers and avocados. I would love the Cucumber Avocado Salad. It looks and sounds awesome. That is right up my alley.

  34. Tyneisha

    I’ve been wanting to try hummus forever! The Grilled Flatbread With Hummus & Mixed Veggies recipe looks delicious!

  35. chickie brewer

    Cucumber avocado salad sounds and looks delicious! Especially right now AZ. The heat is 100 plus, and I’m not going to cook!

  36. Beth

    The cucumber avocado recipe looks amazing and I am in love with the Sabre tzatziki greek yogurt dip already!

  37. Theresa

    The Grilled Flatbread With Hummus & Mixed Veggies recipe looks really good!! Can’t wait to make your recipe, it sounds absolutely delicious!! Thanks!!

  38. Stacy

    I want to try the Grilled Flatbread With Hummus & Mixed Veggies Recipe, although as a vegan I would omit the cheese!

  39. Deb C

    My favorite is the Individual Seven Layer Dip. It would a great light meal on a hot summer day.

  40. Tara Woods

    My favorite is the OC California Dog Recipe. This would be great instead of the standard hotdogs that we usually have.

  41. Jennifer Reed

    The recipe for the Southwest Parfait made with Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus and Guacamole looks fabulous for summer get togethers.

  42. Laura Emerson

    The Grilled Flatbread With Hummus & Mixed Veggies Recipe is my favorite recipe. It would be so perfect for summer get together s when you want something light but filling at the same time.

  43. Stephanie Larison

    The OC California Dog Recipe looks amazing! It looks like something the whole family would love.

  44. Betty C

    As soon as I saw the photo of the Grilled Flatbread with Hummus & Mixed Veggies I knew that was the one I wanted to try.

  45. Sara Weekley

    I would love the Individual 7 Layer Dip Recipe because I LOVE dips and this looks so good.

  46. Chandon Byler

    I now have an entire new list of recipes to try! Lately I have a hard craving for avocados (my pregnant sister’s cravings are influencing me) and I am therefore most interested in the Cucumber Avocado Salad Recipe.

    I cannot wait to make it- which will be a great addition to our 4th of July party this weekend. I’m sure it will be a crowd-pleaser!

  47. Jacob

    I like the Basil Pesto Hummus Pasta Salad Recipe – it looks delicious and filling!

  48. Yum Girl

    This recipe has been chosen to be part of our Burgers, Sliders, and Dogs Recipe Roundup – we hope you will help us spread the word by sharing, pinning, and tweeting! All links go directly to your recipes and we hope you get lots of traffic! Kelli and Holli at Yum Goggle

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