Quinoa Burger

So yummy! If you want a change of pace that’s meat-free, yet full of protein, fiber, and very filling…these quinoa burgers might be for you. Add a thick slice of tomato, avocado, onion and lettuce, as a burger should be, it’s fab.

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Quinoa Burger

Photo by Pattywak


  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    cup quinoa, uncooked

  • 2

    cups water

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • ¾

    cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • ½

    cup low-fat cottage cheese

  • 1

    medium carrot, finely grated, OR 1 cup shredded zucchini, squeezed dry

  • 3

    eggs

  • 3

    tablespoons all purpose flour

  • 2

    green onions, including white parts

  • ½

    teaspoon Splenda or sugar

  • ¼

    teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼

    teaspoon ground cumin

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • Olive oil for frying

Directions

Prepare the quinoa. In a medium saucepan bring the 2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil over high heat. Add quinoa and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 18-20 minutes, or until all water is absorbed and the seeds are tender. Allow to cool for a few minutes. In a large bowl combine the 2 rounded cups of cooked quinoa, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, carrot, eggs, flour, green onions, Splenda, pepper, cumin, salt, and garlic powder. (To help them stay in patty form and not fall apart, I cook them on med-low slowly so they have longer to set-up without burning. Makes them easier to flip, too.) Heat a frying pan and a couple teaspoons olive oil over medium-low heat. Mixture will be slightly sticky, so using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, drop mixture into pan and lightly flatten to 1/2 inch thick. Fry until golden-brown, about 4 minutes on each side. Makes approx. 10 burgers. Per burger: Calories 132; Protein 8 g; Fat 5 g; NET Carbs 12 g; (Fiber 2 g); Sugar 0 g; Sodium 200 mg


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