Alkaline Diet Recipe #122: Gluten-Free Tofu and Spinach Burgers

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Gluten-Free Tofu & Spinach Burgers

Who said you can’t be healthy eating burgers? Ha, there are burgers and then there are burgers – and these are the good ones 🙂

They’re a huge hit in my Alkaline Base Camp membership, everyone LOVES them, and they’re really quick and easy to make, AND packed full of alkaline goodness, protein, fibre and healthy fats!

With this Gluten-Free Spinach Garlic Tofu Burgers can give you all the taste that you crave and the nutrients that you need.

Gluten-Free Tofu & Spinach Burgers

Serves 2-4


16 ounces frozen spinach (organic), thawed
15 ounces firm organic tofu
3/4 cup gluten free oats
1 medium onion, chopped
3-4 big cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup LSA mix (a mix of ground almonds, flax and sunflower seeds – if you can’t get this mixed, just pick the one you prefer)
1 tablespoon paprika
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 cup coconut oil
Optional: dash of Bragg Liquid Amino

1. Crumble tofu, and mix all ingredients together in bowl. Allow to sit a few minutes so oats can absorb some of the liquid from the spinach.

2. Add a little water if your mixture isn’t wet enough to hold together. Add the Bragg if desired.

3. Make patties with your hands and fry with a little coconut oil. Cook for 6-10 minutes on each side, turning carefully. Serve with a nice big salad!

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  1. anila Reply

    if tofu is not available then what we use instead of it?

  2. Brit Reply

    I made with recipe without the garlic, and with ground almonds instead of LSA. it was great. Everyone in my family loves this recipe. Thank you.

  3. emmanuel Reply

    Hi Ross,

    cooking the food kills all the enzymes cf thus is bad for health.

    Please publish more raw food recipes as they are far better for health and faster to prepare.

    Miam miam.

  4. Beryl Reply

    I’d like to try this recipe, but what is nutritional yeast? Is it the same as the yeast one includes when making bread? I always understood that Dr Young was not a great advocate of yeast. Also, yeast is mentioned twice in the recipe, it says to include 1/8 cup, and 1/4 cup, is this correct?

  5. Moses Duchi Reply

    Hi there Ross!!
    Thank you for knowledge the you share with everyone on your blog, I have had couple of panic attacks and axiety, but I`m mch better now, and my father is a doctor and I did see another doctor, and fond out that de to my over thinking/stress of sad memories faced in my life, I know having this acidity problem which lead me to even get short breath every noi and then. But I must say thank to you as one of the people who advised me to such a thing that I need to inlcude more alkaline foods in my mealS AND Mst say that I have read i you articles on boilling water to make it alkaline and I use most ater my meals avocado which really helps me, the only thing that I would like to ask you is why do I get short breath wenever I eat something fried or cooking oils is mixed with?

  6. Miranda J Reply

    Hi Ross,

    Another great recipe, but I am wondering: Is it ok to leave out the yeast? I suffer from rosacea and cannot have to much yeast in my diet.

    I made it without and they still taste great! I see it is for nutrition, can I replace the yeast with something else?



  7. Rochelle Reply

    The Gluten-Free Spinach Garlic Tofu Burger recipe calls for 2 different amounts of nutritional yeast. Are they both to be mixed in with all the ingredients? The recipe sounds delicious.

  8. kellie Reply

    I thought that even nutritional yeast was something we wanted to stay away from. Can you explain why it is in this recipe? Is there something that can be exchanged for it that you know of? There are many vegan receipes that contain nut. yeast and if there is an alternate, I’d like to know about it. Also what is LSA mix?


    • Vicki Reply

      Hi Kellie,
      LSA is Linseed, sunflower and almonds ground up so you can sprinkle it on everything! Is yummy too

  9. Bridget Marsh-Richards Reply

    Is tofu so healthy for you?