I made this burger last weekend and it was honestly the best veggie burger that I had ever eaten. I was introduced to the Quinoa seed about five years ago, it contains essential amino acids like lysine and good quantities of calcium, phosphorus and iron. Quinoa has a fluffy texture and is usually used like rice, couscous and barley, in salads or soups. This High Protein and Nutritionally Rich Super Veggie Burger has only 150 calories, 9 grams of fat and 7 grams of protein per burger.
Not only are these burgers healthy, but they are really easy to make.
1 cup of water, 1/2 cup quinoa, 1 tablespoon canola oil, 1 cup diced onions, 1 cop finely chopped mushrooms, 1 teashpoon garlic, 1 teaspoon marjoram, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 2/3 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup egg whites, 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans (no added salt), 1/3 cup rolled oats, 2 tablespoons sodium-reduced soy sauce.
Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Boil the water in a medium pot, add quinoa and reduce to simmer, cover and cook for about fifteen minutes. Remove from the stove and let sit for about another ten minutes, fluff with a fork and transfer to a large bowl. Heat the oil in a large skillet and saute the onions until translucent, add them to the bowl with the quinoa. Saute the mushrooms for five minutes, drain and add to the bowl as well. Add all the other ingredients to the bowl, as shown in the photo below.
Here’s another fabulous Quinoa recipe that you just have to try: Pumpkin Quinoa Pancakes - this is a great recipe to make with the kids on the weekend or during the holidays.