Quinoa Veggie Burgers

This is a great veggie burger recipe! It’s easy and affordable to make, plus it’s delicious.  Quinoa is a pseudograin that can be cooked in a similar manner to rice. It is also a complete protein source, containing all nine essential amino acids, which is rare for a plant source. In addition to protein, quinoa contains starchy carbohydrates, dietary fiber, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. Quinoa is also gluten-free.



  • 1/2 cup rinsed quinoa
  • 1 medium carrot, cut in large chunks
  • 6 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 15 ounces great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a small saucepan, bring 3/4 cup water to a boil; add quiona, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook until liquid is absorbed, 12 to 14 minutes; set aside.
  2. In a food processor, pulse carrot until finely chopped. Add cooked quinoa, half the scallions, beans, breadcrumbs, egg, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, celery salt,  salt, and pepper; pulse until combined but still slightly chunky. Refrigerate 10 minutes to firm.
  3. Form mixture into 1/2-inch-thick paties (dip hands in water to prevent sticking).  In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium; cook burgers until browned and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes per side.



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