Vegan Tofu Herbed Quinoa Burgers

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 6 burgers
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook the quinoa by first removing the saponin-- put it into a deep bowl and pour water cold water over it. Whisk heavily with a whisk or fork until a soapy residue rises to the top, then strain in a fine-mesh colander and rinse again. This step is VERY important for those unfamiliar in cooking quinoa!
  • Boil 1 1/2 cups water in a pot with a dash of salt. Add the olive oil, dill, black pepper, and marjoram (just a few shakes) and let it impart in the water for a few seconds, then add the washed quinoa. Loosely cover the pot and let cook for 15-20 minutes or until all nicely fluffed up.
  • Let the quinoa stand for a minute then fluff with a fork. You may want to wait for it to cool off before handling it.
  • Drain all the water out of the tofu pack and dry it out on the stovetop or microwave, but not thoroughly as though you are baking, grilling, or frying it-- retain some of the natural liquid inside.
  • Mush up the tofu by hand or with a potato masher.
  • Place the tofu, quinoa, and the BINDER ingredients together in a bowl and mix well. Form 6 patties.
  • Brush about 1 tsp olive oil onto a cookie sheet and place the patties on it. Bake at 400F for 10 minutes on one side, then flip and bake for another 10 minutes. Turn on the broiler for 1 minute, then serve and enjoy!
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