Saturday, November 5, 2011


If you like quinoa, you will like this recipe for quinoa burgers.  You can change this recipe according to your tastes by adding different spices or other vegetables than grated carrots.  I followed this recipe and actually doubled it so that I would have leftovers.  For bread crumbs, I toasted some bread and then added them to the food processor along with the other ingredients.   The burgers held together when cooking and didn't break apart. I was impressed.  I plan to keep this recipe handy and will make it again on numerous occasions.  These burgers would also be good to take for work lunches.  

Quinoa mixture in a bowl.

Shaped into burgers and ready to go into the fridge.

Cooking in a frying pan.

Plated and ready to eat as part of supper. 

Leftovers stored in a container and being placed in the fridge.

Quinoa Burgers

1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
1/2 cup carrots, shredded
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup corn kernels
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp oil
pinch of pepper

Cook quinoa as per cooking instructions.  Let cool.  Place quinoa, carrot, bread crumbs, corn, parsley, egg and pepper in a food processor and process until mixture is combined but still chunky.  Place the quinoa mixture in a bowl and using your hands, form 4 to 5 thick patties.  Place patties on a plate or tray and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.

Heat oil in a frying pan or skillet.  Cook the patties on medium heat on each side for about 10 minutes.  Serve with salsa.  You can serve the quinoa burger on a bun with salsa, mustard or relish.

Adapted from Alive Magazine, October 2011.

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