Quinoa Veggie Burgers Recipe

  • Veggie Burgers:
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 small green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup peas
  • 1/4 cup corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Tahini Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon hot Madras curry powder
  1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Process carrot in food processor until roughly chopped; add quinoa, garbanzo beans, green onions, bread crumbs, egg, garlic, and cumin. Pulse quinoa mixture until just mixed; transfer to a bowl.
  3. Stir peas and corn into the quinoa mixture; refrigerate until mixture comes together, about 15 minutes. Form quinoa mixture into patties.
  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; fry patties until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  5. Stir yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, cilantro, and curry powder together in a bowl. Serve burgers with tahini sauce.