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Bruschetta White Bean Burger

Put an Italian twist on the American burger by making a patty with Bush’s Best® Garbanzo and Great Northern Beans, covered in pesto mayo and served on a ciabatta roll with garlic butter.

Can Do Counter: 20

  • Yields: 24 burgers
  • Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes


Bush’s Best® Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed1, #10 can
Bush’s Best® Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed1, #10 can
Eggs, large, whole, lightly beaten8 each
Garlic cloves36 each
Rosemary leaves¼ cups
Breadcrumbs, Italian style4 cups
Olive oil¾ cup
Cibratta rolls24
Onion rings, purple24 each
Romaine lettuce leaves24 each
Garlic buttersee recipe
Pesto mayosee recipe
Bruschetta toppingsee recipe


Butter, unsalted 4 Tbsp
Garlic, minced 0.5 oz
Pepper 1 ⅛ tsp
Salt 1 ⅛ tsp


Basil, fresh 2.6 oz
Garlic0.3 oz
Mayonnaise 2 oz
Salt ½ tsp
Pepper ¼ tsp
Extra virgin olive oil ⅓ cup + 1 Tbsp
Parmesan, shredded ½ cup


Tomatoes, Roma, medium diced 5 ½ cups
Red onion, small, diced5 ⅓ Tbsp
Extra virgin olive oil2 ⅔ Tbsp
Balsamic vinegar2 ⅔ tsp
Basil, minced 2 ⅔ tsp
Salt 1 ⅓ tsp
Pepper ⅔ tsp


  1. In a food processor, combine both beans, garlic cloves, rosemary leaves and breadcrumbs. Pulse until smooth; add in eggs and pulse until combined.
  2. Pre-heat flat-top griddle or sauté pan to medium heat. Heat olive oil.
  3. Form bean mixture into 6.7 oz burgers, (24 total).
  4. Cook until internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  5. Toast ciabatta rolls with ¼ tsp garlic butter on each side.
  6. To assemble, spread 2 tsp pesto mayo on bottom bun, place bean burger on bun, top with romaine lettuce leaf, onion ring, 2 Tbsp bruschetta and top bun.

To make garlic butter:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor, and pulse until well blended and smooth. Refrigerate and use as needed.

To make pesto mayo:

  1. In a food processor, combine basil, garlic, mayo, salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil and pulse until smooth. Fold in shredded parmesan. Refrigerate and use as needed.

To make Bruschetta:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl; fold together. Refrigerate and use as needed.


Products in this Recipe

Bulk beans that are vegetarian beans from Bush's foodservice include Bush's Best Garbanzo Beans. Bush's Best Great Northern Beans are vegetarian beans available in bulk for foodservice menus.

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