Greek-Style Quinoa Burgers

Greek-Style Quinoa Burgers

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 540.2
  • Total Fat: 13.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.7 mg
  • Sodium: 612.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 87.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 14.5 g
  • Protein: 22.8 g

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Introduction

Meatless and incorporates superfoods with bold flavors. Meatless and incorporates superfoods with bold flavors.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/2 cup rinsed quinoa
    1 medium carrot, cut in large chunks
    6 scallions, thinly sliced
    15 ounces great northern beans, drained and rinsed
    1/4 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
    1 large egg, lightly beaten
    1 tablespoon ground cumin
    Coarse salt
    Ground pepper
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    4 pitas (each 6 inches)
    1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced diagonally

Directions

1. In a small saucepan, bring 3/4 cup water to a boil; add quiona, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook until liquid is absorbed, 12 to 14 minutes; set aside.

2. In a food processor, pulse carrot until finely chopped. Add cooked quinoa, half the scallions, beans, breadcrumbs, egg, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; pulse until combined but still slightly chunky.

3. Form mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick paties (dip hands in water to prevent sticking). If too soft, refrigerate 10 minutes to firm. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium; cook burgers until browned and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes per side.

4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, and the remaining scallions; season with salt and pepper. Serve burgers in pita topped with cucumber and yogurt sauce.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GETSTARTED21.

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