Beefsteak Tomato Burger With Herbed Aioli

A mouth-watering classic beef burger with all the fixings and a side of fries. Sparkling beverage in the background.

Fourth of July means firing up the grill–but what if the normal veggie burger just doesn’t do it for you anymore? Enter the beefsteak tomato burger

Bear with us on this one, it sounds nuts. But during the heat of the summer, you are in for a treat. A thick slice of juicy, flavorful beefsteak tomato is the hamburger replacement that you didn’t know you were missing. Add some plant-based herbed aioli, and you’re in for the best vegan cookout you’ve ever had. 

Helpful Hints

Get the best tomato you can get. The tomato is the star of this dish. Get a real, large, juicy beefsteak tomato for the best results.

Don’t skimp on the bun. As much as we love a lettuce-wrapped burger, this isn’t the time. A vegan burger bun really ties everything together in this dish. 

Feel free to cut corners on the aioli. Sometimes, it’s worth it to break out the food processor and make everything from scratch. This is not one of those situations. Get the premade vegan mayo, and keep the cookout moving.

Get creative. Add toppings, grill the bun, season the tomato with different spices. This world is your beefsteak tomato burger.

Beefsteak Tomato Burger with Herbed Aioli

Recipe by GardenuityCourse: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


Prep time






  • 1 very large Beefsteak tomato

  • 1 cup vegan mayo

  • 2 Tbsp fresh minced chives

  • 2 Tbsp fresh minced basil

  • 2 Tbsp fresh minced parsley

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • 1 vegan burger bun


  • Cut your Beefsteak tomato into ½ inch, flat slices. Pat gently with a paper towel to dry.
  • In a large bowl, combine vegan mayo, herbs, salt, and pepper. Season to taste. 
  • To assemble, place your tomato slice onto the bottom of the burger bun. Gently salt the top of the tomato before topping with the top bun, spread with the vegan aioli.