Quinoa Almond Burger

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Prep Time:  ~5 mins    Cook Time: ~45 mins    Total Time: ~50 mins     Servings: 5 Patties

Ingredients:

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  • 2 Avocados
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 1 Cup Alfalfa Sprouts
  • 2 Cups Mixed Greens
  • 5 Hamburger Buns/Lettuce Cups

What You Need: 

  • Pot
  • Food Processor
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Sheet

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Bring 1.5 cups water to a boil and add quinoa. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until soft.

Step 2: Heat oil in a pan on medium - high heat. Mince garlic, chop onion, slice mushrooms, and sauté for 5 minutes.

Step 3: Combine flax seed with 5 tablespoons water and let sit for 5 minutes to make 2 flax eggs.

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Step 4: Empty almonds into food processor and pulse until you reach a crumby consistency as shown below. 

Step 5: Empty almonds into a large mixing bowl, and combine with quinoa, cooked mushrooms, flax eggs, cranberries, nutritional yeast, sage, nutmeg, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Stir until all ingredients are mixed evenly.

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Step 6: Preheat oven to 350 F, and lightly grease baking sheet. Form mixture into 5 patties, ~ 1 inch high, and place on baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping patties halfway through.

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Step 7: Thinly slice red cabbage and tomato. Mash avocado into guacamole, sprinkling with lime juice, salt, and pepper to taste.

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Step 8: Garnish burgers with mixed greens, cabbage, guacamole, tomato, and alfalfa sprouts. I like to drizzle mine with balsamic glaze!

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Try replacing your burger bun with mixed greens to create a tasty quinoa patty salad!

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Enjoying my first homemade burger of the summer!

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