Vegetable (Quinoa) Burgers
60 mins (prep 40, cooking 20)
18 ingredients
7-8 servings
My first taste of quinoa was when we dined in the Stable Cafe at the Biltmore. It was so tasty I asked the waitress what it was and she gave me the recipe. I would recommend using this Quinoa-Toasted before boiling your quinoa. Prep time does not include toasting your quinoa prior to assembly. These can be served on hearty buns or alone. I made 7 generous sized burgers. I cooked & froze the extra burgers for another meal. They are a bit labor intensive. I made ahead, chilled in layers of foil.

Categories:  <-60-mins , pasta,-rice-and-grains , lunch~snacks , sandwich , grains , vegetable , time-to-make ,
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  • 1 zucchini, peeled sliced thickly lengthwise
  • 1 squash, peeled if necessary, sliced, i did not use
  • 1 red bell pepper, remove seeds & slice lengthwise into 6 strips, can substitute bottled roasted peppers
  • 1 red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large portobello mushroom cap, substitute several small
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for brushing vegetables, more for cooking the burgers
  • 1 cup quinoa, raw
  • 4 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 bunch parsley, stems removed, chopped, approx. 1 cup loosely packed
  • 5 -10 less depending on size cloves, i used 5
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs, plain
  • 1 cup oats, several quick pulses in a food processor
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt, to taste, i used 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • pepper, to taste, i used generous dusting


Serving Size (80.88 g)
Servings 7
Amount per Serving
Calories 206.12 Calories from Fat 31.86
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.54g 38.1%
Saturated Fat 0.73g 25.68%
Trans Fat 0.01g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 256.75mg 74.89%
Total Carbohydrate 40.69g 94.93%
Dietary Fiber 5.15 g 144.1%
Sugars 2.62 g %
Protein 8.2g 114.86%
Vitamin A 112.17IU% Vitamin C 1.04mg%
Calcium 88.33mg% Iron 3.03mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large portobello mushroom cap, olive oil for brushing, large eggs