Quinoa Veggie Burger

Quinoa Veggie Burger

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 311.2
  • Total Fat: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 369.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 57.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.0 g
  • Protein: 12.2 g

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These protein-packed veggie burgers will be a hit at your next picnic. These protein-packed veggie burgers will be a hit at your next picnic.
Number of Servings: 2


    1/4 cup raw quinoa
    110 grams cremini mushrooms, grated
    1/2 cup grated zucchini
    1/3 cup grated carrot
    2 green onions, chopped finely
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 egg white
    1 tbsp cornstarch
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
    1/4 tsp ground cumin
    cooking spray
    2 ciabatta burger buns


Cook quinoa according to package directions, omitting salt, about 14 min. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool.

Heat a large, wide non-stick frying pan over medium. Spray with cooking spray, then add mushrooms, zucchini, carrot, green onion and garlic. Cook until soft, about 5 min. Let cool and add to quinoa - mix well.

Stir in egg, cornstarch and cayenne into cooled mixture.

Heat the same non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add more PAM if need be. Firmly press quinoa mixture into a 1/2-cup measuring cup. Turn and release into pan. Gently press to shape into a patty about 4 in. wide. Repeat, cooking 2 patties at a time. Cook until golden and warmed through, about 4 min per side.

Lightly toast your PC burger buns - Top with your favorite toppings (not included in calculation)

Serving Size:makes 2 burgers

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    @oakashandthorn - the egg white in this recipe is used as a binding agent, so try mixing 3T water with 1T finely ground flax seeds. Blend until frothy and let sit for about an hour. - 6/14/13

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    it's ok. I don't make it that often. I like Quinoa mixed with stir fry veggies. The "burger' is a little drier than a beef burger. It doesn't suck, but it's not that delicious either. It's just, well, ok! - 6/14/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We made these substituting flax seed for the egg white as suggested by chompsky. We didn't let it sit that long but it got pretty thick. The patties came out crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. I enjoyed them but next time I'm going to add a lot more spices to season the patties. - 6/17/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It's really quite good. I love quinoa, and am always looking for vegan, paleo-ish recipes. So, this was perfect. I added Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute (or whatever it's called) and used the flax seed binding agent idea.

    Thanks for a recipe that's near vegan, gluten-free (no buns) and yummy!
    - 6/15/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This may be a little nit-picky, but why do you occasionally slip in a measurement (i.e., grams) that we don't normally use in this country? - 7/20/13

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