These Zucchini Corn Veggie Burgers are a plant-based burger that you can DIY at home! This healthy recipe is full of fresh summer flavor and is perfect for a backyard barbecue.
Summertime meals taste so much better when they are served in burger form. There is something so delicious about food that is served between two buns and loaded with all the best condiments and toppings. Bring on the summer barbecue season.
These Zucchini Corn Veggie Burgers are a great recipe when you are looking for something fresh, delicious, and full of flavor.
Since these veggie burgers are made of veggies, we have a lot of opportunity to infuse them with flavor. For a summer-y fresh veggie burger recipe, we use sweet corn and zucchini. All my gardeners out there most likely have zucchini coming out of their ears! This recipe is a great way to use it up.
No only do zucchini and corn add great flavor, they add in a major punch of nutrition!
Zucchini is a summer squash that contains a lot of trace minerals that you might not be getting elsewhere in your diet. It contains copper, zinc, and iron which support many of our bodily functions. Copper is needed to manufacture collagen, a vital component for healthy wrinkle-free skin and healthy bones. Zinc is needed to balance hormone levels and is necessary for proper thyroid function. Iron plays a major role in our energy levels and metabolism.
Corn is a staple in traditional South American diets. These populations who depended on corn as their main energy source lived long healthy lives, no doubt, in part to this crop. Corn is a carbohydrate that is slow digested, in part, due to its high fiber content. This means that corn is a steady source of energy over a period of hours and won’t spike our blood sugar levels like refined carbs. Corn can lower cholesterol levels, regulate blood sugar levels, and eve help manage diabetes.