These vegan Hawaiian burgers are served with grilled pineapple and an easy vegan lime aioli and are super fast to prepare!
I am all about keeping things simple on a good day, but since the start of the social isolation, I have found myself even more time starved. At the same time, dinner has literally become my favourite time of the day, so I definitely don’t want to settle for a boring bowl of cereal just because I’m in a rush. With warmer weather finally upon us, I have been busting out the grill and these Vegan Hawaiian Burgers have become my family’s grillable faves.
Key Ingredients for these Vegan Hawaiian Burgers
This recipe can use up some of the ingredients in your fridge for toppings, but you definitely want to make sure you’ve got the basics.
Yves Veggie Bistro Burgers – Obviously, yes you can make your own burger, but like I said, I am all about convenience and I love that these burgers are free of artificial preservatives, colours and flavours and they’re non-GMO project verified. Nutrition wise, one burger patty has just 4.5 grams of fat, an impressive 3 grams of fibre, and 15 grams of plant-based protein. They’ve also got 25% of your iron needs and 60% of your B12! Not a lot of plant-based products can say that! Not to mention, they taste so good that even meat lovers will happily gobble them up.
Burger Buns – I like a nice fluffy burger bun, but of course, choose your favourites. If you want to reduce the carbs (and just fit more in your mouth without getting too messy), I recommend hollowing out the bun a bit so more filling can fit in.
Pineapple – This is what makes it Hawaiian-themed and I absolutely LOVE grilled pineapple. It’s not JUST for dessert!
Pickled Jalapeños- If you don’t want it to be spicy, then you can totally omit this.
Vegan Mayonnaise– This is how we make a super easy cheater aioli without the need to bust out egg yolks and oil and whisk until our arm falls off.
Limes – I love the bright tangy lime flavour in the aioli alongside the sweet pineapple.
What Can I Serve with these Vegan Burgers
These Hawaiian themed burgers would go super well with a simple salad or simply grilled corn, or you can try one of these recipes for an upgraded side dish.
Vegan Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Creamy Lime Avocado Sauce
Vegan Grilled Broccoli, Carrot and Avocado Salad with sesame Dressing
Grilled Watermelon and Avocado Salad
FAQ and Cooking Tips for this Recipe
Here are some of the most likely common questions about this recipe along with some of my top tips for nailing it every time.
Where do I find Yves burgers in the grocery store?
You can find them in the frozen section. To find out if your grocery store stocks them, use their store locator: http://yvesveggie.ca/en/yves-store-locator/.
What low sugar BBQ sauce do you recommend?
There are a lot of BBQ sauces on the market, so a lot of it depends on your flavour and heat preferences. For a lower sugar option, I like Annie’s BBQ sauce, Bone Doctor’s Carolina Bold, and Stubb’s Original BBQ sauce.
Can I use regular mayonnaise if I am not vegan?
You definitely can! Just use the same amount as what the recipe calls for.
Can I use yogurt to make a lighter lime aioli?
You also can do that. I prefer the body of mayonnaise, I’m not going to lie. But if you’re calorie counting, or want to just boost the protein, then I recommend using a full fat plain yogurt (ideally Greek if you’re not vegan).
Are these burgers toddler and kid friendly?
They absolutely are! The only recommendation I would have is to omit the jalapeños if your kiddo isn’t a fan of a lot of heat, and to choose a BBQ sauce that is lower in sugar and not too spicy. My son ADORES grilled pineapple and these burgers were a huge hit in our house.
How long will the lime aioli last in the fridge and what else can I do with it?
You can make a big batch of the lime aioli and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days. In the meanwhile, it is delicious slathered in grilled corn, served with quesadillas, or on sandwiches or wraps. You can also turn it into salad dressing by thinning it out with more lime and olive oil until it reaches a pourable consistency.
Do you have any other vegan burger recipes on the blog?
I do! With weather getting warmer, I am absolutely looking forward to busting out the grill more often. Here are some of my favourite vegan burger or burger related recipes.
3 Ingredient Hummus Burgers (can be made vegan using Yves veggie ground round)
30 Best Healthy Burger Recipes
What are you going to be making now that the weather is looking nicer? Leave me a comment below!
Disclaimer: This post was developed in paid partnership with Yves Veggie Cuisine, however all opinions are genuine.
Vegan Hawaiian Burgers
- 1 pack 4 Yves Veggie Bistro Burgers
- 4 ¼ ” rings of sliced pineapple
- 4 burger buns
Cilantro Lime Aioli
- ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise
- Juice and zest of 1 small lime
- 1 small clove garlic minced
- 1 tbsp minced cilantro
- 8 tsp BBQ sauce
- 1 avocado
- 1 tsp lime juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Lettuce for serving
- ¼ cup coconut chips toasted (optional)
- ¼ cup pickled jalapeno rings
- Preheat grill to medium high heat.
- Place the Yves Veggie bistro burger on the grill (frozen) and cook according to package directions.
- Add the pineapple rings and cook on each side for 3 minutes, or until grill marks form.
- Toast burger buns, if desired.
- Meanwhile, mix together the mayonnaise, lime zest, juice, garlic, and cilantro. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, mash the avocado with the lime juice and a pinch each of salt and pepper.
- To assemble, put lettuce on the bottom of the bun, add the avocado, grilled pineapple, 2 teaspoons of BBQ sauce, a burger patty, jalapenos, the aioli and a sprinkle of coconut chips. Enjoy!
Updated on July 21st, 2020
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.
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