Last Updated on December 26, 2018
EDITOR’S NOTE: Read our review roundup of many of Aldi’s vegan Earth Grown products at this link.
I’m not a vegan or a vegetarian, but I’ve been sampling Aldi’s new Earth Grown Vegan product line. So far, I’ve liked the Southwest Quinoa Crunch Burgers and the Asian Veggie Burgers. Today I’m looking at the Earth Grown Vegan Veggie Burgers and, unfortunately, these don’t do it for me.
The Earth Grown Vegan Veggie Burger is advertised as a vegan vegetable burger made with 11 vegetables. It’s got 90 calories, 0 grams saturated fat, 290 mg sodium, and 3 grams sugar per serving. It’s a good source of fiber and protein, cholesterol free, and certified vegan by the American Vegetarian Association.
The ingredients are: carrots, peas, whole oats, zucchini, edamame, corn, string beans, spinach, corn meal, onions, potato starch, soy protein flour, organic wheat-free tamari (water, organic soybeans, salt), chickpeas, dried onion, salt, canola oil, red peppers, broccoli, granulated garlic, and parsley.
Now, down to how the veggie burgers taste. They taste like a lot of vegetables all mixed together, and the edamame is whole and very noticeable when eating these burgers. I don’t mind any of that. Veggies are good. It’s the seasoning that is lacking in these burgers, though. While they do contain garlic and dried onion, which help some with flavor, these burgers are pretty bland. I was expecting something better after my positive experiences with the other burgers in the Earth Grown line.
You can prepare the burgers on a skillet or in the oven, deep fryer, or microwave. Skillet heating is the preferred method.
To heat in a skillet, place a burger on a non-stick skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. I heated my burger on a skillet. Even though I let the skillet preheat for a few minutes, I had to heat the burger for an extra minute on one side to get it heated all the way through.
To heat in the oven, place frozen burgers on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, turning once.
To deep fry, place burgers in the basket for 1-2 minutes until fully heated.
To microwave, place a burger on a microwavable dish and heat on high for about 2 minutes.
Aldi’s Earth Grown Vegan Veggie Burgers are packed with vegetables, but they taste a bit bland. I won’t be buying these again. If you want a veggie burger that has more flavor, go with some of the other burgers in the Earth Grown product line such as the Southwest Quinoa Crunch Veggie Burger or the Asian Veggie Burger.