Quinoa Veggie Burger
Author: Marla Hingley
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 30 mins
A bit of sliced avocado is a perfect filling in this veggie burger, and goes deliciously with the tahini dressing..
Ingredients
Burgers
  • 1 ½ cups cooked quinoa, cooled
  • ½ cup grated zucchini
  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup finely chopped leek (white part only)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup GF bread crumbs, finely ground
Tahini Sauce
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp GF mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • 3-6 Tbsp tahini paste, to taste
  • !Homemade Quinoa Buns
Instructions
  1. For the sauce, combine first 4 ingredients along with 2 Tbsp of the tahini. Mix well, then add more tahini to taste. Season with salt and pepper, set aside.
  2. Bring ½ cup dried quinoa and 1 cup of salted water (this increases flavor) to a boil, then reduce to a simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and spread out on a baking sheet to cool.
  3. For burgers, combine veggies into a skillet and sauté with a bit of oil until softened and lightly browned (browning adds more flavor!), about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper then transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until completely chilled. Combine 1½ cups of cooked quinoa, the veggies, and remaining ingredients, mixing gently until well combined.
  4. Shape into patties, each with about ½ cup of the mixture - the mixture will be quite loose, so form the patties by using a large 14oz can, remove both ends of the can. Place can directly on the hot greased skillet and spoon in ½ cup of mixture. Use a tall glass to press down (firmly but gently) the patty into the shape of the can. Remove can, and flatten again lightly with glass or a spatula to desired thickness.
  5. Fry patties until golden on both sides, about 3 minutes/side.
Recipe by Gluten Free Club at https://www.glutenfreeclub.com/quinoa-veggie-burger-tahini/