Photograph courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen
Pesto Turkey Burger Sliders on Sweet Potato Buns
Grilled sweet potato rounds are a clean alternative to white bread buns, and they’re just as delicious. Here, Ambitious Kitchen pairs them with mini turkey burger patties and pesto. Doing slider-size burgers ensures that the sweet potatoes hold their shape—and it also means you’ll have more room on your plate to sample all the other delicious food.
Photograph courtesy of Joyful Healthy Eats
Paleo Burgers with Caramelised Balsamic Onions and Avocado
We all know the beef is the real star here. So why bother with a bun at all? Instead, Krista of Joyful Healthy Eats
adds extra richness to her burgers with flavourful caramelised onions and creamy sliced avocado. She also pairs them with lettuce and tomato for a bit of crunch. You’ll need a knife and fork for this one—or a generous supply of wet napkins.
Photograph courtesy of Plating Pixels
Sweet Potato Sausage Dogs
You knew sweet potatoes were great and all—but this versatile? Matt of Plating Pixels uses split baked sweet potatoes as the buns for his sausages, and the results are out of this world delicious. The sweetness of the potatoes is the perfect contrast to the rich, saltiness of the sausage. Genius, right?
Photograph courtesy of Foodie crush
BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad
Adding grilled chicken to a salad isn’t exactly earth shattering, but adding barbecue chicken along with juicy farm stand tomatoes, sweet corn, sliced jalapeños, fresh coriander and crunchy baked tortilla strips? Now, you’ve got all the best flavours of summer in one tasty bowl—which is totally worth serving at your next cookout. Thanks, Foodiecrush!
Photograph courtesy of Jennifer Banz
Burger Bowls with Paprika Aioli
A burger patty on top of a pretty bowl of greens? Yes, please! Jennifer Banz
makes her burger bowls with baby spinach, grape tomatoes, sliced avocado, crumbled blue cheese and an easy to make smoked paprika aioli. It basically tastes like a less fancy—but just as delicious—version of a swanky steakhouse salad.
Photograph courtesy of Kirbie's Cravings
Cauliflower Bread Buns
Cauliflower can be transformed into rice, breadsticks and even dessert. So why not burger buns? Kirbie of Kirbie’s Cravings
mixes finely grated cauliflower with almond flour, coconut flour, eggs and Parmesan cheese to make golden, fluffy buns that are lower in carbs and higher in protein and fibre than the white bread kind. Making them is a little bit of a project, so bake a double batch and freeze the extras for next time.