Quinoa Burgers

19 Sep

This summer we ate a lot of burgers – black bean, chick pea, and quinoa. Sitting at the small table in the back yard, eating fresh tomato and mozzarella, sipping craft beers – it was a lovely summer.

Quinoa Burgers

(adapted from Eating Well Living Thin)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (cook according to package directions)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese + a little water
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup spinach, finely chopped (you can try out other vegetables too – just make sure to grate or shred them well)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 /4 teaspoon sugar
  •  1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

In a large bowl combine the cooked quinoa, cheddar and feta cheeses, onion, spinach (or other vegetable), egg, flour, sugar, pepper, cumin, salt, and garlic powder. If the mixture seems a little too watery, add some more flour. Our biggest battle with these burgers was them starting to fall apart during cooking so getting a good consistency will help with that.

You can cook these on the grill (on aluminum foil) or fry on the stove, using a bit of olive oil and keeping the heat at medium. We topped ours with fresh avocado and ate them with a side of pasta salad.

Enjoy!

 

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