Quinoa Almond Burger

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

Ingredients: 13349089_10156943609655075_1421440431_n

  • 2/3 Cup Dry Quinoa
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 Cup Red Onion
  • 1 Cup Crimini Mushrooms
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Ground Flax Seed
  • 1 Cup Almonds
  • 1/2 Cup Cranberries
  • 1/8 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon Sage
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon Rosemary
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Cup Red Cabbage
  • 1 Tomato
  • 13349159_10156943608990075_1591030345_n2 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. 13342057_10156943608950075_1503895455_n

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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