Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Quinoa Veggie Burgers

2 servings
Preparation 20 min
Cooking 15 min

Standing 10 min

390 calories per serving 


3 tbsp quinoa   30 g
1/3 cup water   85 mL
2 tsp wheat-free soy sauce   10 mL
1/2 onions, coarsely chopped   100 g
1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped    
1/4 cup red beans (canned) ,rinsed and drained   65 mL
1/2 cup walnuts   50 g
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped   9 g
1/2 tsp ground cumin   2 g
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper   0.4 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
2 tbsp mayonnaise   30 mL
1 tbsp Dijon mustard   15 mL
1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed   1/2 lemon
2 tsp canola oil   10 mL
2 slices gluten-free bread, toasted   90 g

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful to make the patties.


  1. Place the quinoa in a fine strainer and hold it under cold running water until the water runs clear, then drain well. Put it in a saucepan with the water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a rolling boil. Reduce the heat, cover, then simmer until the grains are translucent and the germ has spiralled out from each grain, about 15 minutes. Add a little more water if it looks too dry. Drain if there is too much water.
  2. Put the quinoa in a blender together with the soy sauce, onion, garlic, benas, nuts, cliantro , and spices. Pulse until finely chopped, then season to taste.
  3. Form the mixture into 9 cm (3.5 in) patties. Chill at least 10 min (up to 4 h).
  4. Meanwhile, stir together the mayonnaise, mustard and lemon juice. Set aside.
  5. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the patties and cook until golden-brown, about 8 min total, turning them once gently (they are not quite as firm as meat burgers).
  6. Serve each patty on a toast with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (220g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




25 g

39 %

Saturated 3 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

16 %


5 mg


520 mg

21 %


36 g

12 %


7 g

27 %


3 g


9 g

Vitamin A

6 %

Vitamin C

15 %


6 %


25 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 1 serving
Grain Products: servings
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ½ serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Calcium, Niacin, Omega-3, Omega-6, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Zinc
Good source of :
Copper, Folacin, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Fibre, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin K

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This recipe is in the following categories: Beans/Legumes | Nuts | Rice/Grain | Main courses/Entrées | Halal | High Fibre | High Iron | Kosher | Source of Omega-3 | Vegetarian | Barbecue/Broil/Grill

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