6 Veggie-Based Buns For a Paleo-Friendly Burger
If you’re low-carb, Paleo, gluten-free, or just trying to cut back on bread, you don’t have to give up on burgers as a cookout staple, or even go the fork and knife route. When we read that a Japanese chain is serving their burgers on tomato halves (via the Wall Street Journal) we wondered what other veggie-based vehicles could sandwich a meat or veggie patty. We found five more that easily turn a hamburger from a summer indulgence to a Paleo-friendly, veggie-heavy, healthy dish. (No meat? No problem. Try one of our crazy-good veggie burgers.)
Portobello Mushroom Buns
Cook up some Portobello mushroom caps, like Nom Nom Paleo, to serve as burger buns. (You can even do this in a convection toaster oven!)
Sweet Potato Buns
Another Paleo favorite: sweet potato “buns,” like these from Our Savory Life. Cook some sweet potato rounds in the same pan as the burgers, and you'll have a new way to bookend your favorite burger recipe.
Grilled Zucchini Buns
Grilled Pineapple Buns
To go sweet, try sandwiching your burger between slices of pineapple. Keep it neat by wrapping your pineapple burger in lettuce, like FitViews.