My quinoa burger

A while ago I repinned the most delicious looking quinoa burger I’d ever seen. I love quinoa but it’s been a while since Ive made it. But then I googled quinoa burger and found another recipe and bought the ingredients for that one. Then I went back to pinterest and realised it was a totally different burger recipe – one was vegan and one was vegetarian. I then realised I didn’t have any cottage cheese for the vegetarian one. So I decided to take a bit from each recipe and what I had to create my own quinoa burger. And they are so good…………………

quinoa burgers
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My quinoa burger
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Recipe type: Dinners, Vegetarian
Serves: 6
What you'll need
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 can of chickpeas, pureed
  • ¾ cup grated cheese
  • 1 finely grated zucchini or carrot
  • ½ red onion finely diced
  • ¼-1/3 cup plain flour
  • handful each of fresh herbs (I used flat leaf parsley and coriander) OR tsp dried herbs
  • 1Tbsp vegetable stock powder/concentrate
  • salt and pepper to season
  1. Boil 2 cups water and a dash of salt. Once boiling add in your quinoa and bring to the boil, simmer for 20 minutes until cooked and the water is absorbed.
  2. Place into a large bowl.
  3. If you have a thermomix or food processor then finely chop your onion and zucchini and add in the rest of the ingredients (except for the flour) and process for up to a minute.
  4. Add this mixture to your cooked quinoa and plain flour and mix well. Add in extra flour or seasoning if needed.
  5. You want your mixture to be sticky though (too sticky to handle) so if you don't need the flour then don't add it. I dropped large Tablespoonfuls into a frypan of hot oil, flatten with a fork once in the pan then shallow fry with some oil ( a couple of Tablespoonfuls of oil is good)


  1. Как красиво и вкусно!

  2. They look yummy. With this diet I’m getting more and more into veggie versions of things since meat can just make things so much more calorific. I shall be trying these but will keep them a secret from the hubby until he’s given them a go, I’m not his carnivore tendancies could cope with it! 😀

  3. Oh YUM! I’ve got some quinoa in the cupboard that is just waiting to be cooked with.

    Thanks for the inspiration. It’s time to knock rice patties out of the water with this superfood!

    Thanks for sharing and inspiring!


  4. Oh delicious Corrie, I could eat one of those right now! This is great, as I’m always looking for yummy vego meals, that are tried and true… don’t much like wasting time and effort on so-so meals. Thanks so much for sharing, must remember to pop the ingredients on the shopping list :o) xo

  5. Yum, Yum! These look sooo delicious. This is my kind of food.
    I just wish I can get hubby to see the ~lite~LOL! Luv

  6. Thanks for sharing your quinoa burger recipe … I have just made them for lunch and they are yummy. Always looking for something different for lunches.

  7. yum, I just made these and they are delicious! Though mine were a bit soggy but my 3 year old and I love them, Thanks so much for the recipe.

  8. These look so good!
    I’d love to use quinoa more often in my cooking, and can’t get enough of chickpeas. Great to see a recipe using both.
    Am heading over to Pinterest now to pin this on my ‘Nourish Me’ board!! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Making these tonight, they sound delish!

  10. Ooooh these look good, I have put them on my to-cook list

  11. I made these last night and they were delicious!! I added a can of tinned salmon and some spinach. I’ll definitely be making these again! :) xx

  12. Oh my, i’m going to be making these asap. They look so tasty, we love quinoa. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Just made them tonight, they’re great!

  14. These look delicious! Any ideas for chickpea substitute? My husband is allergic to legumes and beans. (tough to cook!)

  15. These are jam packed with flavor and nutrition, yummy! I added an egg and they were much thicker. For the seasoning I added a 1/2 tsp of ground mustard, 1/2 tsp of celery salt, and 1/2 tsp each of garlic powder and onion powder. WOW they turned out more like thick cakes, and not so runny. The other way was good too– like potato pancakes. I know adds a new dimension, and a different veggie version. The garbanzos should be drained and reserve the liquid as you puree.
    For Kyra whose hubby can’t have beans, try hominy as it has the same texture of the pureed beans.

  16. Thought I’d try these out for Mr fussy 3’s dinner. He likes quinoa and he likes pancakes so let’s hope he loves these! Will be waiting til tonight for him as he’s at kindy today but in the meantime, they just made a delicious lunch for me! Can’t wait to do them for Mr 4 months once he starts on solids and has the hang of finger food. So nutritious!

  17. PS do you think it would work to freeze the uncooked mixture for use in a few weeks time?


  1. […] So being on holidays and not doing the school run, the activities and having more time at home means I have some extra time to prepare dinners this week. And we’re all loving the variety as I try a few new things. This was a winner….go easy on the curry paste if it’s a spicy one or you have really little ones but this was delicious. Sometimes burgers can be really dry but these were so perfect and even when I reheated them when retro daddy walked in the door they still tasted fabulous. If you like burgers make sure you check out my quinoa burgers here. […]

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