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Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Looking for a healthy every day dish to add to your repertoire? These burgers are it. My priority is that my family eats as healthy as possible during the week and though that’s sometimes difficult, especially with small children, I try to include new and flavorful veggie dishes to set the example. Ideally, children should be able to eat all kinds of foods, including tons of different fruits and veggies.

Let's start with quinoa.

Introduced thousands of years ago and thought to be a sacred food by the Incas, this nutritious ingredient is high in protein, vitamins and minerals. That means that you get a huge healthy boost from a tiny grain. And these burgers pack in plenty of flavor. Hearty enough for either lunch or dinner, versatile enough as a complete meal or an appetizer (make them minis!), good hot or cold, they're an ideal meal-time staple.

Delicious straight from the pan, here I’ve paired them with a fun avocado mayo. For a richer flavor, I added in wintry squash, starchy potatoes, carrots, leeks, garlic, and red onion. And for a kick, I added a pinch of chili powder (usually chili, cumin, oregano, and garlic powder) and diced jalapeño pepper. If you're not a fan of spicy foods (or if you are), try making your own chili powder blend, right just for you, and store it in a mason jar for your next quinoa burgers.

 

Veggie Quinoa Burgers (Hamburguesas de Quinoa y Vegetales)

Burgers:

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup leeks, onions, carrots, squash, potatoes
  • 2  clovses of garlic, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • chile powder to taste
  • diced jalapeño peppers to taste

Avocado Mayonnaise

  • 1 avocado
  • 9 ounces olive oil
  • 1 ounce white wine Vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 egg yolks
  • cilantro and chives to taste
  • jalapeño pepper to taste
  • dry mustard to taste
  • salt and pepper

Get the full recipe.

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