Raw Food Ayurveda Recipe: Vegan “Cheddar” Cheesy Burgers

These burgers rock!

The cultured sunflower seed “cheese” brings in a superb cheddar cheese flavor. Plus a nice hint of tangy lemon or lime and astringent garlic.

Salty-savory celery pulp, dark greens, and sea veggies hydrate, ground, balance, and round out the recipe.

Basically, you gotta try them!

I highly recommend you watch the recipe video, so that you hear about the substitutions and tweaks I mention to customize this recipe to your tastes, preferences, and needs.

Here’s the recipe!


  • 2 cups celery pulp
  • 2 cups power greens (baby kale, spinach, chard)
  • 1 cup cultured sunflower seed cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp wakame
  • 1 tbsp dulse


  1. Place celery pulp and dark greens in high speed blender. Blend until smooth, using tamper and spatula as needed.
  2. Add dulse, wakame, and sunflower seed cheese to blender, and continue blending to incorporate fully. 
  3. Place dough on non-stick dehydrator sheet. Form into 6 patties, 1/3 cup each. They should be about 1/2-inch thick. Thicker patties will take longer.
  4. Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 5 hours, flipping halfway through.
  5. Serve on your favorite raw vegan bun or lettuce leaves with juicy tomato, avocado, cucumbers, quick pickles, and any other veggies or sauces you desire!

Doshic Analysis:

Vata – These are a great choice for you! See how you do with the celery pulp, as celery may aggravate vata. Otherwise, you are good to go. Healthy fats from sunflower seeds pair well with nutrient-dense dark greens (blended for even better digestion!) and salty sea veggies. Feel free to add some hot pepper or fiery spices to the mix to ignite agni and stimulate digestion even more.

Pitta – These are also a great choice for you! Sunflower seed cheese is more soothing for you than other nut-based cheeses. Nutrient-dense dark greens and naturally sodium-rich celery and sea veggies serve to nourish and cool. Serve with additional cooling veggies for dinner, and relish how calm and refreshed you feel even on the hottest evening.

Kapha – All these ingredients work for you! The only thing to watch is portion size. These are rich burgers, so take care to enjoy only 1-2 patties in a given meal to help you keep fats low. If you’d like to have bigger portions, then double the celery pulp and dark greens to help balance out the fat. Sunflower seed cheese is a much more soothing choice for you than other nut-based cheeses, but still may slow digestion if consumed in excess. Serve with lots of other veggies to optimize digestion, nutrition, and balance. 

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