Gluten Free Vegan Quinoa Burgers

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by valgal123

This recipe comes from christensenka.squarespace.com I haven't tried it The result is dense, high-protein, super nutritious burger that could be jazzed up a million ways. The red quinoa and flecks of green parsley look lovely as well. Success! I'd like to try this recipe again, including grated carrot, finely diced onion, miced bell pepper, or something along those lines... I used the seeds raw, but you could toast them if desired for a nuttier flavor. Also, I kept the seasonings really simple, but you could add any combination of herbs and spices. Eat with your favorite gluten-free bread, sandwich fillings, and a side of veggies, or serve alone with a tasty dip! Or - here's a thought - make the balls really small and serve up like savory truffles...I'm doing that for the next party I host.

Top Review by cowgirl_cook

Really good! Made it as stated, except replaced parsley with spinach as that's what I had on hand. Next time I will add more spices, and may make in balls instead of patties. Still trying to figure out the best sauce for these - I put hummus on them and that was good. Also, next time I'll try mixing in some parmesan cheese - YUM!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. 1. Pulse sunflower seeds in food processor or blender until coarsely ground, until they resemble very coarse bread crumbs. You may have to grind your seeds in batches depending on how large your processor/blender is. Transfer ground seeds to large bowl.
  2. 2. Place 1 c of the cooked quinoa, Herbamare, parsley/herbs/spices in the processor/blender. Pulse a few times with a splash of water, stirring between pulses, adding just enough water to get things moistened. You want a chunky paste to form, with some whole quinoa grains left over. Transfer quinoa paste to the bowl with the ground seeds.
  3. 3. With a big spatula or your hands (my preference!), knead the quinoa and seeds together, adding the remaining 1/4 c of whole quinoa grain. It should form a slightly moist, sticky dough.
  4. 4. Divide into 4-6 balls, and flatten into patties. Eat as is if you are in a hurry, or --
  5. 5. Warm the patties for a crispy, nutty flavor --
  6. 1. option 1 (no added fat): heat oven to 350. Line baking sheet with parchment, and bake until warm and golden, flipping as necessary.
  7. 2. option 2 (crispy and delicious): heat sunflower oil in fry pan. When hot, fry patties until warmed through, and golden brown and crisp.

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