Thursday, March 1, 2012

Quinoa Burgers

You may have already seen these babies running around on Pinterest, but I first found out about them through my aunt. I wasn't expecting to be a fan of them, but they really are delish and have a great flavor and texture! Oh yeah, and it doesn't hurt that they are EXTREMELY good for you. Summer bodies, here we come!

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Quinoa Burgers


Prep Time: 30 minutes (this includes time for cooking the quinoa)
Cook Time: 8 minutes (4 on each side)

Yields: Approximately 10 burgers

Ingredients:

  • 2 rounded cups cooked quinoa
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini, squeezed
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 green onions, including white parts
  • 1/2 teaspoon or sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Olive oil for frying

Directions:

In a large bowl combine the cooked quinoa, mozz. cheese, cottage cheese, carrot, eggs, flour, green onions, sugar, pepper, cumin, salt, and garlic powder. 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.

Enjoy!

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What is the sauce on top of the burgers, you ask? Stay tuned and I'll share it with you guys soon!

2 comments:

Asian-spice mix said...

Thanks for checking out my blog,great Version burger recipe here,looks Yummy :)
Ridwan

Crunchy Creamy Sweet said...

They do look delicious! I bet my kids will like them :) Thank you for sharing, Samantha!