Walnut-Veggie Sliders

These walnut studded veggie sliders are packed with flavor and ideal for a light meal or snack time!

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Total: 1 hr | Yield: 16 sliders


  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can great Northern or cannellini beans
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped California walnuts
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • Mini wheat or white buns
  • Toppings: lettuce, salsa, avocado and thinly sliced red onion


  1. Rinse beans and drain well; press between double layers of paper towels to remove excess moisture. Place in a medium bowl and mash lightly.
  2. Stir in all remaining ingredients except buns and toppings and mix well; cover and chill for at least 30 minutes for easier handling. (May be prepared 1 day ahead.)
  3. Using wet hands, shape into 16 small slider patties. Cook in a large nonstick skillet coated with olive oil cooking spray over medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Place between buns and serve with lettuce, salsa, avocado and onion.


Nutrition per serving (without bun): 102 Calories Fat 3g Saturated Fat 0g Monounsaturated Fat 1g Polyunsaturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 23mg Sodium 303mg Carbohydrates 16g Dietary Fiber 3g Protein 5g