These delicious zesty Thai green curry spicy bean burgers topped with a mango salsa are a great change from the usual burger and are not just for summer barbecues, they’re easy to make and loaded with flavour. Vegan and Gluten Free.
Home made bean burgers are easy to prepare, and offer one huge advantage over the bought variety; adjusting flavours to match your taste is easy.
Here, you can use more or less chili and Thai green curry paste according to your tolerance for heat. Likewise, if you like cool coriander, just use more!
Fuss Free Top Tips for Thai Green Curry Spicy Bean Burgers
We love ready diced frozen onion. Cooked from frozen, there’s no problems of weeping eyes while slicing onion. We even add onions we’ve diced ourself to the bag: should a recipe (like this one) call for half an onion, dice and freeze the remainder so there’s no half onion to deal with in the fridge.
Japanese Panko breadcrumbs are so versatile, it always worth making sure there are some in the cupboard. If you can’t find gluten-free ones, you can use cornmeal or coarse polenta instead.
You can cook dried beans and use them: soak well before cooking. I find, however, that the tinned variety are so easy to use and economical that I’m a big fan of always having a can or two in the cupboard.
How do I Make Thai Green Curry Spicy Bean Burgers?
First, peel and chop the potatoes. Chop medium sized potatoes into about eight pieces. Boil in a large saucepan of salted water for ten minutes, until soft. Drain.
Second, dice the onion into cubes of about 0.5 cm. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium to low heat and gently cook the onions until translucent and just starting to colour.
Third, Drain and rinse the two tins of beans. Add to a large bowl, and add the cooked onion, mashed potato, Thai green curry paste, lemon and lime zest, tamari, and flour.
Using a potato masher, mash everything together. Add enough flour to hold it all together. Don’t worry about getting a smooth paste: just crush the beans enough to hold together in a patty.
Fourth, form the patties. It’s easiest to make balls of the mixture, and then flatten them. Pour the panko breadcrumbs onto a plate, and dip each patty into the breadcrumbs to coat.
Place each patty onto a baking sheet covered with a silicone mat or grease-proof paper. Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes, or in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Fifth, fry the patties. Heat the Mazola Corn oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Once hot, fry the patties two or three at a time, depending on the size of your frying pan. Turn the patties once only each.
Sixth. Dice the mango, finely slice coriander leaves and chili, and mix with a squeeze of lime juice.
Seven. Serve! Top patties with the mango salsa, and serve with your favourite salad, we love them served with my asian slaw.
These bean burgers really benefit from a generous glug of oil to fry them in. This means that using a quality oil makes a real difference.
We used Mazola corn oil: it’s 100% pure corn that’s been extracted from the kernel at its peak. With a clean and subtle taste, it’s high in Omega 6 polyunsaturated fat, and is a good source of plant sterols. These have been proven to lower cholesterol.
We don’t just use it for frying, though: it’s great for roasting and sauteing as well. If you liked this, you may also like my spicy bean burgers.
Thai Green Curry Spicy Bean Burgers with Mango Salsa
Thai green curry spicy bean burgers
- 100 g potato
- 1 tbsp Mazola corn oil
- 1/2 onion (diced)
- 400 g black beans (1 can)
- 400 g cannellini beans (1 can)
- zest of 1 lime
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1 handful coriander (about 15g)
- 1 chili (Adjust to taste. Remove seeds and chop finely. )
- 1 tbsp Thai green curry paste
- 1 tbsp flour (gluten free if needed)
- 1 tbsp tamari (or other gluten free soy sauce if needed)
- salt and pepper
- 50 g panko bread crumbs (gluten free if needed)
- 3 tbsp Mazola oil (for cooking the burgers)
- 200 g mango
- 0.5 red chili
- squeeze of lime juice.
Thai green curry spicy bean burgers
- Peel and cut the potato into 2cm pieces. Boil in a pan of salted water for about 10 minutes. They're ready when cooked through and soft.
- Dice the onion and fry in oil until just translucent and starting to colour.
- Add all the ingredients except the breadcrumbs to a large bowl. Using a potato masher, mash together. Don't worry about mashing until completely smooth. Leave some texture.
- Pour the panko breadcrumbs onto a plate. Form the burger mix into patties about 7.5cm/3" diameter, 2.5cm/1" thick, and dip both sides into the breadcrumbs.
- Chill the burgers in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
- To cook, heat the oil in a medium hot frying pan and fry. Turn once after a few minutes.
- Cut the mango into small cubes of about 1cm per side. Remove and finely chop the leaves of 3-4 stalks of coriander (according to taste). Deseed and finely chop the chili.
- Mix together gently with a squeeze of lime juice.
- Not all Thai curry pastes are vegetarian. Read the label carefully.
- This recipe is 5 Weight Watchers Smart Points
This recipe for Thai green curry spicy bean burgers was commissioned by Mazola. All opinions are our own. Find out more about Mazola.
These look delicious! I love the green Thai curry flavours you added! You definitely wouldn’t miss the meat if you were serving to guests who aren’t vegan!
Such a tasty meal, a great alternative to meat.
Shashi at SavorySpin
I haven’t ever made burgers with green curry paste – these sound so so tasty!
Such a good flavour to add.
Pinning these to try – looks like a terrific recipe. I love using Panko – I never buy just regular bread crumbs anymore.
So versatile and ideal for this kind of use.
I’m always looking for new veggie burgers. These would be perfect for my husband and I, but I would have to make sure there is less curry paste in my as I am such a wimp when it comes to spice!
You can try with a mild curry rather than a fiery one.
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
Love bean burgers probably just as much or more than beef burgers. These sound amazing…love the curry twist!
I’m a big fan of bean burgers, SO good.
Now this is what I will call a wholesome meal full of deliciousness and flavors!
Absolutely; full of flavour and lots of goodness.
Rebecca | AAUBlog
I’ve recently become a vegetarian, so this sounds pretty perfect for me. I like making food from scratch too – so much nicer :)
They are so easy to make, and very tasty.
Oh now this sounds really interesting, Ash and are trying all different things at the moment especially as he has to carb count now, so I may have to give this a whirl.
Beans are such a good source of nutrition.
Ahh this is making me feel so hungry, it looks so good! xo
Very tasty and full of goodness.
Wow! Yummy, thanks for sharing…
They really are very yummy.
I don’t tend to cook veggie a lot at home but these look so tasty, I might have to make them on a night my boyfriend isn’t in x
The burgers are so easy to make and really flavoursome.
Oh my god definitely going to try this! I try to be veggie and I’m always looking for new burger ideas.
Bean burgers are a great meal on a vegetarian diet.
I’m not vegetarian or vegan but I do enjoy the different recipes that they have. I think this is something that I can make at home especially since it’s spicy! I would love to give it a try!
We try to be meat reducers here. I think that with something strongly flavored you don’t miss the meat!
This is shouting a sensational summer lunch to me – looks lovely and will be trying x
this would be ideal for the summer, with a delicious salad to go with it.
oh we love making our own burgers. will definitely be giving these a try!
Homemade burgers are always the best.
Wow, this is a different take on the spicy bean burger! I love bean burgers, and so does my mum – but I wouldn’t even think to combine it with these ingredients! Will have to give it a try! x
Its always good to have variations on the classics!
We eat Thai Green Curry a lot but did not realise that you could make a burger out of it. I am tempted to follow this recipe the next time we plan to have something with Thai flavour in it.
These are so easy to make, and so full of flavour.
This looks absolutely delicious, I really want to try it
Very easy to make Kara, and properly delicious.
Oh my gosh! I thought those delicious looking burgers were grilled. They look so good and I really like the ingredients you use. They are spicy and good for you at the same time. I’m looking forward to making them — what a great lunch.
These definitely need to be fried – rather than popped on the BBQ, but still taste amazing!
These look delicious and refreshing at the same time and ideal summer dish
Absolutely – zesty, herby and with a kick!
Ali - We Made This Life
These sound delicious, it’s a running joke in my family that I can’t make veggie burgers that actually hold their shape, this will have to be the next recipe that I try!
You have to make then in advance and chill before cooking.
Oh yesssss! These burgers have so much flavor. I love the combo and can’t wait to make these.
thank you – so full of flavour and taste!
I do love a good veggie burger and eat them often. I have never made them myself though, so need to give this a recipe a try.
they are so good to ake, and of course you can adjust the flavour to your taste.
These sound simply delicious, definitely something I would eat and make x
these were so good – crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.
Oh Yum!!! This sounds like my sort of burger :) Would love to try these.
Zesty and with a good kick – delicious!
I love that this is gluten free means I can have it. I love Thai green curry – such refreshing flavors. Perfect for this warm weather too! Saving for later.
Thai green curry is such a good flaovur – always!
Oh these are bean burgers! I missed that somehow until I saw the ingredients. I am definitely giving these a try. I’m always looking for a good meatless burger and all those Thai flavors sound fantastic!
We love these, so quick and easy to make as well as delicious.
Jess @ Living on Leaves
These look delicious, the mango salsa especially sounds amazing!!
the salsa adds just the right amount of heat and freshness.
These sound so good. I love veggie burgers and never tried making them before. Going to have to try these now.
Nice idea for some summer feasting, these would be ideal for the veggies in our family.
This has just made me hungry, they look so yummy. Particularly like the salsa on top.
Brilliant idea for a healthy vegetarian meal. Easy to make and cost efficient.
I much prefer bean burgers to meat burgers. They taste great and I always think of them as healthier.