Quinoa Burgers Recipe

This recipe is an excellent alternative to meat burgers, even if you are not a vegetarian.

 

Click here to get my beetroot hummus recipe. 

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 courgette
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • cayenne pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  • Soak chickpeas overnight and boil them until tender (45-60 minutes). That will make you about 2 cups cooked chickpeas.
  • Drain and mash in the food processor
  • Boil the quinoa in a pot filled with with 1 cup water and wait until it sucks up all the water.
  • Cover the pan with a kitchen towel and leave it aside. That will give you about 1 3/4 cups cooked quinoa.
  • Grate the vegetables like cheese
  • Lightly oil a pan and saute all vegetables for 5 minutes or until they lose all their fluids.
  • Spice them up and put aside.
  • In a large bowl mix thoroughly ground chickpeas and quinoa. Then add the sauteed vegetables and mix well using your hands.
  • Put the mixture in the refrigerator for two hours to firm up
  • Shape them into balls and press them using your palms to make burgers. then bake at 180°C for 40 minutes until they get a nice golden color.

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