Quinoa Veggie Burger with Roasted Broccoli

February 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’ve been slacking! Lately I can’t seem to get it together and finish up my old posts or even take pictures for new posts. So in the next week or so, I’m determined to get it all done and catch up. The main reason is my photo quality. It seems like I’m only able to take photos at dinner or later at night and the pictures are horrible!

Anyway….. 🙂

I saw these from Pinterest and couldn’t wait to try them. These patties are full of flavor and very filling. I had some trouble with it because I used a Magic Bullet instead of a food processor. The Magic Bullet almost burnt out and died on me after trying to grind down all the carrots, beans, etc. So note to self, next time either chop everything super fine, or bust out that food processor.

Loaded Quinoa Veggie Burgers (adapted from Whole Living)


  • 1/2 cup rinsed quinoa
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 15 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp chili
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

In a small saucepan, bring 3/4 cup water to a boil; add quinoa, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook until liquid is absorbed, 12 to 14 minutes; set aside.

In a food processor, pulse carrot until finely chopped. Add cooked quinoa, carrots, scallions, garlic, beans, breadcrumbs, egg, and spices; pulse until combined but still slightly chunky.

If you’re chopping by hand; grate carrots, then add scallions and chop very fine. Mince garlic and mash beans, add to carrot mixture. Add quinoa breadcrumbs, egg, and spices, mix well.

Form mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick patties (dip hands in water to prevent sticking). If too soft, refrigerate 10 minutes to firm. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium; cook burgers until browned and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes per side.

Roasted Broccoli


  • 2 stalks broccoli, cut florets to bite size pices
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Toss broccoli with oil, salt, and pepper. Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Roast for 15 mins or until tender.


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