Building the perfect grilled *veggie* burger- step-by-step, photos

You might think you need meat to make a meal, but this right here is the perfect veggie *burger* that even die-hard meat eaters find delicious and filling.

When using fresh vegetables at the peak of flavor a dash of salt and pepper is all they ask for to bring out their amazing goodness.

Made with the simplest of ingredients you can't ask for much more in a meal. They were enough to satisfy us on their own but add some potato salad or even oven baked regular or sweet potato fries for a complete meal if you need more.

Although I prefer a multi-grain bun we were out so instead of making an extra trip to the store we made do with what we had. Spread a thin layer of mayo on the top- Hellmann's or Best, of course.

We used my fabulous wonderful Cuisinart Griddler to make these babies- Thanks, mama!- just spray or brush a light coat of evoo and add sliced portabella mushrooms (can use whole caps but these were on sale and you use less so your $ spreads farther and there are enough other goodies on your burger that it worked out fabulously).

We also grilled the yellow squash and holy macaroni- sweet and delish- we literally had to slap away fingers (mostly mine) from grabbing and eating this right off the griddler. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

A slice of delicious provolone gets slapped on the still hot squash (we prefer and used Sargento, but any that is on sale will work).

Top with organic baby spinach and thinly sliced red onion - sooooo good. We can buy the marked down spinach in the BOX (not the bag) at our Kroger as they don't wait til the stuff is nasty to knock down the price, and it lasts all week, sometimes 10 days. The trick is getting the box, the bags just don't have the staying power.

Top with a perfectly ripe juicy red tomato slice and sprinkle with a bit more salt and pepper.

Top that baby and dig in. Life doesn't get much better than this- a delicious bella burger that is made extra special with the addition of some sweet grilled squash. You definitely need both hands to eat this and then it still wants to be sliding out on you so have plenty of napkins and open really wide.
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  1. Minus the onions........... it looks great and I'll be trying it. with one slice of bread instead of two! thanks hun!

  2. mmmm this is great. loved the step by step pics. very cool

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  3. That looks really good. Onions don't like me, but I'll have to try your recipe without them. Yum!

  4. Oh I love grilled portobellas! the best.

  5. Greetings from Malaysia again! Just want to say thank you for dropping by my blog on my SITS day. Thank you again and hope to see you back here sometime! :D

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  6. That looks so yummy! I love grilled veggies. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

  7. Oooo, that looks good! My mum's vegetarian so I grew up with a pretty much vegetarian diet. Even now I often don't eat meat. I'm not sure why a lot of people seem to have the impression that a veggie meal isn't tasty...

  8. Now this sounds like a veggie burger I'd actually try and eat and maybe make myself!

    As an avid meat eater, I'd actually try this. I usually avoid 'veggie' burgers like the plague. But that's because they're usually those frozen scary-looking patties in the back of someone's freezer, lol.

    A Researcher of Life

  9. Looks yummy and easy! Thanks for the step by step directions!