Easy Quinoa Burger Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 rounded cups cooked quinoa (see note below for cooking instructions)
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or other variety, if you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini, squeezed dry
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 green onions, including white parts
  • 1 /2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil and salted butter for frying 

Chop green onions finely and combine with all ingredients and seasoning in a bowl. Make palm-sized patties form the mixture. Heat olive oil and butter in a pan over medium heat. Fry the patties until brown (about 5 minutes on each side). Serve on a bun with all the standard burger fare!

To cook  quinoa:                                       
Heat 1 teaspoon of oil or butter in a pan. Add 1 cup of uncooked Quinoa to the oil to  lightly toast the grains. Add 2 cups of water, ½ teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer for 15 minutes, covered. Yields 2 cups

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