Friday, July 11, 2014

Quinoa Burgers

This recipe comes from a blog called Eating Well, Living Thin. These turned out well. I made a few minor changes from the original recipe. I upped the salt, cut the sugar, and used whole wheat flour instead of all purpose.

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini, squeezed dry (about 1-2, depending on size)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 2 green onions, white and green parts
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  •  teaspoon garlic powder
  • Olive oil for frying

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water, quinoa, and ½ teaspoon salt to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 18-20 minutes or until all water is absorbed and the seeds are tender. Allow to cool for a few minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, cheeses, zucchini, eggs, flour, green onions, and spices.
  4. Heat a tablespoon or two of olive oil over medium-low heat. 
  5. Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, drop mixture into pan and lightly flatten to about ½ inch thick.
  6. Cook until golden-brown, about 4 or 5 minutes, on each side.

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